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Nurs Sci Q. 2010 Jan;23(1):60-2. doi: 10.1177/0894318409353794.

Power, trust, and Science of Unitary Human Beings influence political leadership: a celebration of Barrett's power theory.

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  • Rutgers University and New Jersey State Nurses Association, Trenton, NJ, USA.

Abstract

The importance of nurses' participation in health policy leadership is discussed within the context of Rogers' science of unitary human beings, Barrett's power theory, and one nurse-politician's experience. Nurses have a major role to play in resolving public policy issues that influence the health of people. A brief review of the history of nurses in the political arena is presented. Research related to power and trust is reviewed. Suggested strategies for success in political situations are offered.

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20026730
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