AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000407282.09631.60

Social Justice

Acosta, Miguel A. MSN, RN

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Miguel A. Acosta, MSN, RN

Fort Lauderdale, FL

I was moved by "Speaking Out on Social Justice" (Viewpoint, August). After teaching nursing students about congestive heart failure and Erik Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, I instill in them the idea that nursing doesn't stop after we go home.

Yes, politics is our business—in the hospital, in nursing homes, in patients' homes, on Capitol Hill. I want my students to feel a sense of responsibility. We have a great opportunity now to take charge of issues ranging from health disparities to gender-based violence. We must act!

Miguel A. Acosta, MSN, RN

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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