Nurses Advocate for Their Patients and Their Profession

Nurses Advocate for Their Patients and Their Profession  There are many ways to engage in nursing advocacy: joining a professional organization, caring for your patients and co-workers, or ensuring that proper procedures are used to treat patients.

An article on Nurse Zone discusses how nurses are becoming advocates for their patients by creating a model of care that reinforces empathy towards patients and fellow healthcare workers.  The author, Megan M. Krischke, highlights several key ways that nurses can participate in advocacy.

  • Joining a professional organization and partnering with other nurses not only creates camaraderie; the professional relationships help to improve patient care by participating in research and by implementing new developments.
  • Showing empathy and respect toward fellow nurses to create a more caring workplace environment.
  • Adhering to procedures for patient care.
  • Supporting and teaching fellow nurses.
  • Embracing new technologies and methods as they are adopted by your hospital.

You can read the full article here.

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