- 医学哲学 医学倫理 (ISSN:02896427)
- vol.28, pp.1-9, 2010-09-24 (Released:2018-02-01)
Advocacy in nursing, is a central concept in terms of protecting the interests and rights of patients as well as establishing and improving the expertise and social status of nurses. In fact, advocacy is a role played not only by nurses, but by all medical professionals. Advocacy is an important concept for nursing with extensive meaning and contents. Consequently, confusion can occur due to the uncertainty advocacy poses for nursing practice. Moreover, advocacy is accompanied by risk and difficulty, and there are no clear guidelines on how to implement it. It is necessary to enhance education and improve the workplace environment to practice advocacy effectively. It is also essential that nurses reconsider their values and how they support patients while collaborating with other medical professionals.