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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602754
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
From Patient Advocacy to Political Advocacy
Author(s):
Mueller, Dale M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Theta
Author Details:
Dale M. Mueller, EdD, MSN, MS, RN, dmueller@earthlink.net
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Nurses identify themselves as patient advocates, but fewer nurses identify themselves as political advocates. Using the Political Astuteness Inventory (PAI) in a health policy course across three years, pre and post scores were gathered to identify students' basic understanding of political astuteness, how their understanding may have changed by the end of the course and how skill development in the political arena increased by introducing "hands-on" advocacy activities within the course. A total of 436 nurses have participated with 78% between 20 and 39 years of age, 58% having practiced <5 years, and 84% registered to vote. Only 49% were aware of health care issues at the state or national level, only 21% knew who to contact among elected officials regarding input on local, state or national issues and only 4% knew on which committees their elected federal officials were serving. While student awareness did increase in post-course scores, the voting age in the USA is 18 and most voters do not take an additional course at the university level to become aware of national issues concerning issues of interest to them. Improvements to the course curriculum were made in year #2 and post-course scores do show an even greater level of awareness once these course changes were made. A concern remains that not all nurses who vote are able to enrich their knowledge through a senior level health policy course, so building awareness among all nurses regardless of academic preparation or area of service about potential positive impacts in the policy arena continues to be an area ripe for professional growth.  
Keywords:
advocacy; leadership; PAI
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15LD1.13
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleFrom Patient Advocacy to Political Advocacyen
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Dale M.en
dc.contributor.departmentXi Thetaen
dc.author.detailsDale M. Mueller, EdD, MSN, MS, RN, dmueller@earthlink.neten
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602754en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Nurses identify themselves as patient advocates, but fewer nurses identify themselves as political advocates. Using the Political Astuteness Inventory (PAI) in a health policy course across three years, pre and post scores were gathered to identify students' basic understanding of political astuteness, how their understanding may have changed by the end of the course and how skill development in the political arena increased by introducing "hands-on" advocacy activities within the course. A total of 436 nurses have participated with 78% between 20 and 39 years of age, 58% having practiced <5 years, and 84% registered to vote. Only 49% were aware of health care issues at the state or national level, only 21% knew who to contact among elected officials regarding input on local, state or national issues and only 4% knew on which committees their elected federal officials were serving. While student awareness did increase in post-course scores, the voting age in the USA is 18 and most voters do not take an additional course at the university level to become aware of national issues concerning issues of interest to them. Improvements to the course curriculum were made in year #2 and post-course scores do show an even greater level of awareness once these course changes were made. A concern remains that not all nurses who vote are able to enrich their knowledge through a senior level health policy course, so building awareness among all nurses regardless of academic preparation or area of service about potential positive impacts in the policy arena continues to be an area ripe for professional growth.  en
dc.subjectadvocacyen
dc.subjectleadershipen
dc.subjectPAIen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:36:01Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:36:01Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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