Communities and SystemsNursing Participation in Health Care Reform Efforts of 1993 to 1994: Advocating for the National CommunityRubotzky, Alicebelle Maxson RN, CS, PhDAuthor Information Associate Professor; Department of Nursing; Rhode Island College; Providence, Rhode Island Advances in Nursing Science: December 2000 - Volume 23 - Issue 2 - p 12-33 Buy SDC Abstract This report of a postmodern feminist oral history tells a contemporary story of the success of nursing in overcoming the impediments of tradition, organizing and acting as an identifiable group, and speaking out with clarity as advocates for the health of American society. This was an important historical, transitional, and celebratory time for nursing. Continuing advocacy for health care for all Americans requires developing expertise in both traditional and feminist leadership, understanding how political theories and history affect policy development, and active participation in American democracy. Future actions require incorporation of lessons from the recent past. Copyright © 2000 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.