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children, influence, nurse leaders, professional issues, psychosocial health, public policy, sexual advertisements



  1. Johnston, Donald
  2. Landreneau, Kandace


ABSTRACT: Nurse leaders have a moral and professional obligation to be aware of and influence policy to promote health at local to national levels. As nurse leaders and concerned local residents, the authors engaged in changing the influence of a sexually-oriented business that was impacting the psychosocial health of local citizenry, especially children. Learning city ordinances and state and federal laws was a precursor to change. Professionalism in action can successfully engage community leaders, create change, and support community health.