The Politics of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Donna M. Nickitas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FAAN


Nurs Econ. 2020;38(4):222-223. 

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Political Advocacy

Let us not lose sight of the policy lessons we can learn in the coming weeks and months, the ways we can help, and the opportunities each of us has every day to look out for one another and to create a more robust, more resilient, more equitable approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's political – anytime there is a power differential related to the distributions of resources, politics wins the day. Now is the time for nurses to leverage their political awareness to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities to stay safe and alive. $