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Topic 5 DQ 2 The influence of leadership can be far-reaching in practice and improving patient outcomes even when not in a formal role. Describe advocacy strategies that you can use as a leader to create positive change in your current workplace. In response to peers, describe a time when you provided leadership and the outcome. Was there anything that you would do differently? Every nurse is a leader in her/his own right. Our impact on the patient outcome is unquestionable. Along with effective patient outcome we are also responsible for the advocacy of our profession and making it a better workforce. Health care is reforming and nurses will benefit in future from it but nurses presently are the ones who deal with work stress. Hence to see any advancement in reforms, we need to advocate for our profession (Tomajan, 2012). Advocacy skills can be defined as “The ability to successfully support a cause or interest on one’s own behalf or that of another requires a set of skills that include problem

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