Date of Award

Winter 1-8-2009

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)



First Advisor

Ruth Enestvedt


This project will explore how nurses' stories of social injustice can be used to influence legislative action on health policy. Nursing history has proved the profession's roots in political activism and social justice, Role models and trailblazers like Lillian Wald solidified the nursing intervention of political involvement, but somewhere along the way it has lost its value. Using Newman's Health as Expanding Consciousness theory as a guide, nurses can use stories to illustrate the patterns of disruption in the current healthcare system and then lead policy into reform.


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Nursing Commons