506 Comment 1 DQ 1

 
  In reading the case study of Margaret Sanger, this line instantly stood out to me, “It is hard to remember that reproduction was once considered a women’s principle purpose” (Nickitas, Middaugh, & Aries, 2016).  A hundred and one years ago, on Oct.16, 1916, Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States. She was an advocate for women’s reproductive rights who was also a vocal eugenics enthusiast. Sanger’s legacy is complicated, however, as she is seen by some conservatives as an advocate for extermination of babies and black Americans. These false accusations stem from her pioneering work against unplanned pregnancy and the denial of women’s rights.  Her work changed policy in favor of women’s rights to life and liberty, and the ability to choose to reproduce or not.
            In 1990, the Arkansas State Legislature and the Arkansas Nurse Association “determined that Advanced Practice nurses were the best prepared to address the primary healthcare needs of Arkansans” (Nickitas, Middaugh, & Aries, 2016), but at that time the APNs did not have prescriptive authority. After several attempts at policy change, the legislation was changed in 1995 to allow them to write prescriptions. The ANA task force that worked towards this policy change used external and internal strategies. Internal and external advocacy has to do with stakeholders. Internal advocacy occurs with the stakeholders within an organization. External advocacy occurs outside of the organization, and includes others who will be affected by the policy change (Robertson, 2017).
            In both the above cases, nurses wanted to make changes in current law or policy to improve lives of patients they served. Nurses who have an interest in influencing changes can find ways to become a confident advocate.  Some issues are more complex and require the knowledge and efforts of organized groups, the help of professional lobbyists, and sustained activity towards the goal for months or even years. The ability to successfully exert influence in various arenas where future healthcare policy decisions are made depends on having a power base and knowing where and when to exert that influence (Abood, 2007).
            I will always continue to support women’s reproductive rights, a subject that is still as relevant today as it was 100 years ago.  We have come a long way from thinking that a women’s main purpose in life is to reproduce, but power disparities between men and women unfortunately still exists.
Reference: 1

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
$26
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Urgency
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more