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New title from Sigma tackles most pressing issues facing nursing

Taking Action: Top 10 Priorities to Promote Health Equity and Well-Being in Nursing
INDIANAPOLIS—The latest title from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) seeks to inspire through essays, action items, discussion points, and crucial data together to highlight the top 10 most relevant issues facing the nursing profession today. Authors Susan B. Hassmiller and Gaea A. Daniel recruited nearly 70 top leaders and change-makers in nursing to contribute essays based on evidence and lived experiences about health equity, education reform, diversity and mentorship, and more. 

Unlike other leadership texts, Taking Action: Top 10 Priorities to Promote Health Equity and Well-Being in Nursing is both practical and easy to read while it addresses the top issues and priorities in nursing. It will equip readers to move beyond conversation to actively pursue solutions. 

Author Susan B. Hassmiller said, “Nurses are the backbone of any healthcare system; thus, they have the greatest opportunity and responsibility to ensure all in their care have a fair and just opportunity for good health.”

Gaea A. Daniel added, “While racism and health equity are not new concepts, the pandemic-related shutdowns forced Americans to observe and acknowledge the often unspoken, unseen inequities and atrocities based on racism, from interpersonal to systemic. The intimate connection that nurses possess with health and the community make it vital for the nursing profession to acknowledge its role in health inequities and to learn how to do and be better.”

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By Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Gaea A. Daniel, PhD, RN
Published by Sigma, 2023
ISBN-13: 9781646482023
EPUB ISBN: 9781646482030
PDF ISBN: 9781646482047
Price: US $34.95
Trade paperback, 240 pages
Trim size: 6x9  

About the authors:
Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Senior Advisor for Nursing Emerita at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She is the founder and Principal of Sulu Coaching and Consulting, with a practice focused on healthcare leaders, and a Hudson/ICF-certified Executive/Leadership Coach. 
Gaea A. Daniel, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University whose research focuses on understanding the sociocultural and environmental influences that affect sexual health behaviors and outcomes.
About Sigma:
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members and 550 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare. 

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