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APN Advocating for the Community Versus the Individual PatientThe advanced practice nurse (APN) advocates for populations at risk, either communityor individual. Both types of advocacies are essential; however, they differ in various ways. Oneprimary difference is approaches used to identify issues impacting an individual and determinethe health social determinants of communities at risk. When advocating for an individual, theAPN will emphasize the patient’s goals, individual requirements, and preferences (Gonzalez &Maryland, 2012). Patient direct care involves the individual and other teammates (social workersor physicians) addressing the abovementioned issues. On the other hand, community advocacymust involve in-depth research to determine the community's health social determinants. Thefocus is on the goals and needs of the population at risk (Gonzalez & Maryland, 2012). Data Icollected from various sources in the community to support any conclusions.Furthermore, the process used to ensure implementation of the suggested changes differs
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Fall
Professor
Heidi Johnson-Anderson
Tags
Advanced practice nurse, Advocacy

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