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Health policy nursing: A specialty with a view



Nurses have been influencing health policy at least since Florence Nightingale lobbied the British Parliament to educate and train nurses to serve in public workhouses. Dorothea Dix, Lavinia Dock, Lillian Wald and Margaret Sanger are part of a tradition of nurses using evidence, as well as their own field experiences to help shape policy, to improve health conditions in large populations.

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