What is it about?
A plethora of literature suggests that many nurses struggle in their attempts to develop a political role that allows them to directly influence and implement health policy activity. This article looks for solutions to redress this problem related to influencing curricula.
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Why is it important?
Nursing curricula are an integral part of ensuring that nurses are capable of taking on a more active role in initiating and developing health policy processes, through a broadening of the health promotion curriculum that focuses on socio-political approaches to health care provision. Despite this, the available literature suggests that the majority of nursing curricula are yet to fulfil this role. Such a role could be supported by attempts to define and promote a specific career route that develops nurses as health policy experts and entrepreneurs early on in their careers. This article aims to put forward a rationale for developing such a position in nursing education.
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This page is a summary of: The health-promoting nurse as a health policy career expert and entrepreneur, Nurse Education Today, November 2003, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/s0260-6917(03)00097-2.
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