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Patient advocacy: A nurse’s responsibility?
 

Patient advocacy: A nurse’s responsibility?

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An advocate is known as someone who acts or intervenes on behalf of another. Integrating advocacy in a nurse’s responsibilities is challenging.
 
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27 Sep 2016 - General
 
A patient advocate is an advocate for clients’ rights. In that role, the nurse protects the client’s human and legal rights and provides assistance in asserting those rights if the need arises. Advocacy may include, for example, providing additional ...
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This article really highlights the indispensable role of nurses in health care. They are the ones providing bedside care to patients and are the ones with most time of exposure to them. I guess being a patient advocate comes easily as they fulfill t...
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I think this article makes an excellent point: nurses are the most common point of contact with patients, and this makes them the best partners to advocate to patients.

Patients tend to have different perceptions of healthcare professionals...
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