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Patient Advocacy: A Closer Look

Diversity Nursing

Patient advocacy is a critical aspect of providing safe and effective patient care. Nurse advocates are tasked with helping patients understand and navigate their healthcare journey, including answering questions, explaining medical care, discussing and explaining billing or insurance, and other healthcare-related topics.

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The power of patient advocacy

NRC Health

Dave “e-Patient Dave” deBronkart, a cancer survivor, blogger, and healthcare activist shares his story of how a cancer diagnosis helped him become a more empowered, engaged patient, which improved his health and led to a new calling for him. The post The power of patient advocacy appeared first on NRC Health.


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Patient Advocacy: Teaching People Take An Active Role in their Health and Healthcare

Nurses Advocates

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with a friend and colleague, Rajitha Bommakanti , BSN, RN-CCM , to discuss nurses’ roles in patient advocacy. We discussed how patient advocacy teaches people to take an active role in their health and healthcare.

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Forging Policy: How Can Doulas Improve Black Maternal Health?

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Doulas, or labor birth companions, typically women, have been an integral part of childbearing throughout history; they provide information, patient advocacy, and physical support. It is not a new concept to have someone support women and birthing people during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

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The Silent Epidemic: Understanding Medical Errors and Nursing Practice

Empowered Nurses

Their holistic perspective, clinical expertise, and unwavering commitment to patient advocacy make them indispensable allies in the pursuit of safe, high-quality care. As frontline caregivers, nurses are uniquely positioned to detect, prevent, and mitigate the risks associated with medical errors.

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12 Qualities and Skills of a Good Nurse

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Nursing qualities and skills: Empathy Respect for Human Dignity Patient Advocacy Emotional Regulation Critical Thinking Curiosity Communication Problem-Solving Flexibility Time Management Experience Willingness to Keep Learning What Makes a Good Nurse? Patient Advocacy Patient advocacy is one of the core qualities of a good nurse.

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Meet Sandra Kim, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic Children’s Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Consult QD

In an interview with Consult QD , Dr. Kim discusses the evolution of her career, a personal experience with Cleveland Clinic, the importance of mentorship and sponsorship, patient advocacy and much more. You’re involved with many national IBD organizations and have been recognized for your patient advocacy work.