Issues and Trends in Nursing: Essential Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow
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Critical Thinking Exercises

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1:  Why is policy important to nursing?

2:  Describe the relationship between the policy-making process and the political process.

3:  Discuss the roles of nurses in the policy-making process.

4:  Why is advocacy a critical part of policy-making?

5:  Describe the political process.

6:  Discuss the methods that nurses use to get involved in the policy-making process and the political process.

7:  How does shared governance increase nurse participation in decision making and empower nurses?

8:  Why should a nurse possess some level of political competence?

9:  How can a nurse incorporate policy and politics into daily practice?

10:  How can a nurse become active in their workplace?

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