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What is the nurse's role in advocacy?
Advocating for:
- patients
- fellow nurses
- profession
- political change
True or False
Advocacy is ongoing.
True
What are the 4 advocacy rights for patients?
Right to:
- safe care and to be safe in the hospital
- to have their personal info protected
- be educated about their dx and to make informed decisions
- receive non- judgemental care
What are the 5 advocacy rights for fellow nurses?
Right to:
- reasonable assignments
- adequate staffing
- safe enivornment
- no lateral violence
- acceptance of cultural and personal differences
What are the 4 political advocacy rights?
Right to:
- professional organization
- knowing the roles of stakeholders and having consideration for them
- Building partnerships with consumers, hospitals, government
- united front, not airing dirty laundry
What are some facilitators to advocacy?
- Whistleblower laws
- Nurse- patient relationships based on trust
- Interdisciplinary collaboration
- Working together as a profession
What are some barriers to advocacy?
- feeling powerless, lack of support
- time constraints and fatique
- risks and fears
- lack of education
- personal beliefs/bias
What are the 5 rights to being a great advocate?
Right:
- preparation
- communicator
- message
- request (legal, right group to ask)
- repetition (ask over and over)
Do patient's family have to be included in the care of patients?
Yes
What is the nursing process as it pertains to the patient's family?
- Assess needs of the family
- Plan interventions to address their needs
- Implement interventions to meet the identified needs
- Evaluate if the need is met; if not reassess/ reemphasize/ redo