Nurses in Politics: An Emergent Need

Authors

  • Tariq Ali Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Kashif Khan Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53685/jshmdc.v4i2.207

Abstract

Nurses are recognized for their vigorous role in healthcare, own untapped potential in politics. Their advocacy skills, honed through patient care, could be harnessed to make policies for improved healthcare access and health equity. The representation of nurses in politics is unreasonably low, in U.S., only 10 out of 535 Congress members are nurses, despite being the largest group of healthcare professionals. Similarly, there is absence of nursing representation in Pakistan's parliament. To tie this gap, nurses should be inspired to enter politics, provided with mentorship, policy training, and financial support.

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Published

12/30/2023

How to Cite

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Tariq Ali, Khan K. Nurses in Politics: An Emergent Need. J Shalamar Med Dent Coll [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 30 [cited 2024 Feb. 23];4(2):88-9. Available from: https://journal.smdc.edu.pk/index.php/journal/article/view/207