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Title Daily Breakthrough, November 20, 1977
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Transcript nui/e/: Shirley Fondiller, R.N., is editor of The American Nurse, the official newspaper of the American Nurses1 Association. It is more than coincidence that the American Nurses' Association's (ANA) "1977 RN—Year of the Nurse" public relations program occurs during the year of the National Women's Conference. The publicity campaign aims to replace the public's "handmaiden" image of nursing with a recognition of nurses as independent professional health care providers. Ninety-eight per cent of all registered nurses in the United States are women. Nurses make up the second largest professional group of women and represent the largest occupation among health care practitioners. Because of their large population base, nurses have been vulnerable to the same discriminatory practices accorded to all women in society. Six years ago the ANA voted to support the Equal Rights Amendment and since then the group has become an effective advocate for its ratification. The nearly universal oppression of women in general has deeply affected the character as well as the advancement of professional nursing. Unquestionably, the domination of nurses in the nation's hospitals, created by social misconceptions and fostered by medical paternalism, has greatly deterred nursing's potential contribution to the field of health care. Through the years, opportunities for nurses to initiate reform have been impeded by the authoritarian nature of the institution with hospital administrators and physicians in control of nursing education (the hospital school), hospital profits and male privileges. Traditionally, most nurses have accepted their unequal status without challenging the inequities or instituting corrective action. Spurred on by the women's movement, however, nurses are emerging from the dependent mold that held them in the past. A step in the right direction has been the marked development of basic nursing education within colleges and universities, where nurses can acquire the scientific knowledge base necessary for professional practice as well as exposure to different theories of change and risk- taking. How nurses, and all women, accept change and understand the strategies connected with it will largely determine their sense of self-esteem, their power and their control over their lives. Nurses today-are better educated and more accountable for their practice. Just as the contemporary woman is leaving traditional positions for other opportunities, nurses also are designing new models of what health delivery should be. The formation in 1974 of the Nurses' Coalition for Action in Politics (N-CAP) demonstrated a growing awareness among nurses to organize for political action. Established as the political education arm of ANA, N-CAP endorsed congressional candidates during the 1976 national elections and came up with a success factor of 91.5 per cent (173 of 189 N-CAP-endorsed candidates were elected). Nursing's relationship with medicine has also taken on new dimensions. The lional Joint Practice Commission, whose 16 members consist equally of nurses and physicians, was established in 1972 by the ANA and the American Medical Association to explore relationships between the two professions. The mandate of International Women's Year includes men as well as women; nurses need to realize that equality of^ rights and opportunities works both ways. They must give recognition to the small (in number) but nonetheless important group of men in nursing who are contributing to the profession. And in a larger context, the same concept can be applied to the women's movement in general, for it will take the support of understanding men to help make ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment a reality. Smith deplores namecalling Mary Louise Smith, former chair of the Republican National Committee and a delegate at the women's conference, said that she "deplores the terms" Harris County Republican Chair Jerry Smith used when he described conferees as "a gaggle of outcasts, misfits and rejects." Smith pointed out that Republican women attending the conference include Betty Ford, the Michigan governor's wife and the president of the National Federation of Republican Women. "Their contribution to the quality of our way of life cannot be damaged by name-calling," said Smith, and asked the county chair to come meet some of the delegates and see'for himself. DfiVBR<EflK haircut parlor 2437V2 university boulevard 522-2350 ARTtours inc. 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HXXSXSX ywrimi^ruut^ir \bung used cars Intercontinental Airport Houston, Texas Phone: 713/443-2135 lmnffl^uTnrttvituiis Mary Louise Smith ADVENTURES IN BODY AWARENESS You are invited to take a safari in self discovery, personal growth, body awareness and pleasure. • Body Massagers and Sexual Enhancers • Books on Sexual Enrichment and Personal Growth • Body Loving Lotions • Massage Books for Getting In Touch COME BY BOOTH #319 Send |1.00 for catalog. s%fi CROWTH STUDIO P.O. BOX 4028, AUSTIN, TEXAS 78765 DAILY BREAKTHROUGH NOVEMBER 20, 1977 PAGE 23