Why does the practice of advocacy call for the nurse?
Nurses agree to be advocates for their patients.
A. Seek out the nursing supervisor in conflicting situations B. Work to understand the law as it applies to the client’s clinical condition. C. Assess the client’s point of view and prepare to articulate this point of view. D. Document all clinical changes in the medical record in a timely manner.
Assess the client’s point of view and prepare to articulate this point of view.
Nurses strengthen their ability to advocate for a client when nurses are able to identify personal values and then accurately identify the values of the client and articulate the clients point of view.