Discuss the importance of advocacy as it pertains to patient care. What is the nurse's role in patient advocacy? Describe a situation in which you were involved with patient advocacy. Explain what the advocacy accomplished for the patient, and what the repercussions would have been if the patient would not have had an advocate. Providing advocacy plays an important role and is defined by Jackson University as, a trained healthcare professional who acts or intercedes on behalf of a patient or in the interest of improving the nursing profession. Tricia Hussung states that the ANA (2018) nursing practice, “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviate of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Several years ago, I had a patient that had liver cancer and had set final requests to finalize his care and treatment. Patient was a parent that had left his family years ago but when death was
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- Spring '15
- Nursing, patient advocates