Nurse ActivismA Repository of Resources, Theory, and Tools for the Engaged Nurse
Activist Reform Links
Applying Reform Principles
Critical Social Mvt & Media Reform
Insightful essay by R. Hackett & W. Carroll in Media Development, January 2004. The case for the role of the media in eliciting reform and in instigating political reform are addressed.
Tools and tips for effective e-activism
This booklet provides hints and tips for effective e-activism. It includes chapters about the use of petitions, widgets, email use, letters, social networking sites, blogs, photos and videos as well as becoming an online volunteer..
Political Action Links
Learning to get Serious
Truthout works to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis.
Gender Talk Radio
Political activist related links to online radio shows focused on gender equity, politics and other issues.
Getting Organized Links
Mapping the Course
Info-activism: using technology to force social change
A must-see documentary explores how campaigners are successfully using new technologies and tactics to change the status quo. With its practical tips and compelling stories, 10 Tactics is a must-see for anyone serious about affecting change in the information age.
Putting Health First
Canadian Health Care Reform, Trade Treaties and Foreign Policy Summary Report, Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada.
Links to Explore
This section will evolve in time to provide many recommended links that help you to explore the process of activism.
General Activist Links
Global Links of Value
EcoNurse is my activist, research-based site intended to catalyze human awareness of ecological issues and solutions.
The well known activist group, dedicated to health of the planet and humanity. In their own words, "Greenpeace exists because this fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action."
Activist Mass Media Links
Applying the Media to Your Cause
The Daily Do Gooder
See3 Communications presents the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards, a program designed to shine a light on the best and brightest in nonprofit video. Cause advocates are doing a great job and we want to share their awesome work in the hope that these videos will help us all learn and create better media.
This activist group presents a useful web site that provides guidance to activist groups, as well as the general public. They also present excellent examples of using Adobe Flash movie presentations to spark interest in critical activist causes.
Developing Advocacy Links
Advocating on a Global Scale
The Truth about Nursing
"The focus of the Center is to promote more accurate, balanced and frequent media portrayals of nurses and increase the media's use of nurses as expert sources."
Advocacy Tools and Guidelines
CARE provides an excellent on-line e-manual on how to apply advocacy priniciples to social change. Intended for non-profit organizations, this manual is extremely valuable to nurses who wish to develop their global skills to promote advocacy reform initiatives.
Since health and wellness are the prime foci of nursing, our profession stands in a unique position in influencing policy at both grassroots and political levels.
Advocacy is an action directed at change. It is putting a problem on the agenda, providing a solution to that problem, building support for that solution and for the action necessary to implement that solution.
Nurses are critical and creative thinkers who are dedicated to promoting health, wellness, social justice, and holistic living. Who better to serve as innovative advocates for society?