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.
Explore the Advocacy page of the American Nurses Association (ANA) website.
Explore the America Nurses Credentialing Center website. In particular, familiarize yourself with the resources describing standards of practice.