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Nurse’s Role in Influencing the Legislative Process

Nurse’s Role in Influencing the Legislative Process

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 answer three questions related to your opportunity as a nurse and an advocate. The first two questions relate to influencing a bill that is traveling through the legislative process. The third question refers you to the social determinants of health and asks you to think specifically on your role as a nurse in influencing social determinants of health.

Answer the following questions:

  • What parts of the lawmaking process does a nurse have an opportunity to influence the final bill passage?
  • List at least two ways that this influence can take place. In your opinion, would one way be preferable over the other?
  • Reviewing the social determinants of health, select one to respond to this question:
    • What role can nurses play in promoting health status through policy changes directly affecting this social determinant?