Patient advocacy: breaking down barriers and challenging decisions

Smith, Lisa ORCID logo ORCID: and Mee, Steve (2017) Patient advocacy: breaking down barriers and challenging decisions. Nursing Times, 113 (1). pp. 54-56. Full text not available from this repository.

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Why do nurses sometimes fail to speak up for a patient whose best interest is at risk or whose wellbeing is compromised? This article discusses the role of nurses as patient advocates and the reasons why some find it difficult to fulfil their responsibilities in this area. Via a selection of narratives from real-life situations, the article raises questions and prompts readers to reflect on their ability to challenge other people's decisions, behaviours or beliefs. This is the first in a series of occasional articles using narratives to investigate issues in nursing.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Nursing Times
Publisher: EMAP Publishing
ISSN: 0954-7762
Departments: Academic Departments > Nursing, Health & Professional Practice (NHPP)
Additional Information: Lisa Smith is senior lecturer in emergency and urgent care; Steve Mee is associate professor and senior lecturer in learning disability; both at the University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 15:03
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 16:47
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