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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158625
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Concept Analysis of Advocacy in Nursing
Abstract:
A Concept Analysis of Advocacy in Nursing
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Bu, Xiaoyan
Contact Address:SON, 31 Custer St, Buffalo, NY, 14214, USA
Advocacy is a complex, multidimensional concept that has an important and somewhat controversial history in nursing. Advocacy is an essential component of the registered nurse's professional role, and a prominent feature of most professional nursing curricula and a cornerstone of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses. As modern medical science developed, and as advanced science and technology were applied in patient treatment and care, the importance of the nurse as advocate increased. From the 1960s to present day, the nurse's advocacy role has been discussed increasingly in the health science literature. Yet experts provide no consistent definition of advocacy, and no consensus exists about specific practices considered to be advocating ones. There is the need to more fully develop the advocacy concept. The purpose of this study is to refine the concept of advocacy in patient care and propose an advocating model. Following a review of the literature, the methods of concept analysis and concept synthesis described by Walker and Avant (1988) are used to examine and refine the concept of advocacy. Concept synthesis is a method of examining data for new insights that can add to theoretical development. The method of concept analysis is applied to determine the defining attributes of a concept. Findings: Advocacy, within the nursing context, is a process and strategy of safeguarding and preserving patients' rights, best interests, and values. Three attributes of the concept of advocacy are identified: respect and promote patients autonomy, act on behalf of patients, and champion social justice in providing health care. An advocating model is constructed to explain nurses' advocating behaviors. Future studies are needed to refine and test this model. AN: MN030060
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Concept Analysis of Advocacy in Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158625-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Concept Analysis of Advocacy in Nursing </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bu, Xiaoyan </td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 31 Custer St, Buffalo, NY, 14214, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Advocacy is a complex, multidimensional concept that has an important and somewhat controversial history in nursing. Advocacy is an essential component of the registered nurse's professional role, and a prominent feature of most professional nursing curricula and a cornerstone of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses. As modern medical science developed, and as advanced science and technology were applied in patient treatment and care, the importance of the nurse as advocate increased. From the 1960s to present day, the nurse's advocacy role has been discussed increasingly in the health science literature. Yet experts provide no consistent definition of advocacy, and no consensus exists about specific practices considered to be advocating ones. There is the need to more fully develop the advocacy concept. The purpose of this study is to refine the concept of advocacy in patient care and propose an advocating model. Following a review of the literature, the methods of concept analysis and concept synthesis described by Walker and Avant (1988) are used to examine and refine the concept of advocacy. Concept synthesis is a method of examining data for new insights that can add to theoretical development. The method of concept analysis is applied to determine the defining attributes of a concept. Findings: Advocacy, within the nursing context, is a process and strategy of safeguarding and preserving patients' rights, best interests, and values. Three attributes of the concept of advocacy are identified: respect and promote patients autonomy, act on behalf of patients, and champion social justice in providing health care. An advocating model is constructed to explain nurses' advocating behaviors. Future studies are needed to refine and test this model. AN: MN030060 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:14:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:14:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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