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  1. Introduction
  2. Nursing Services
  3. Health care system
  4. Conclusion

A nurse, who takes the role of advocate, must promote a climate in which the individuals, groups, families or a population can act in their own interest, and this includes having access to resources and intervenes when they are unable to act in their own interests. The role of client advocate is there to protect the rights of clients. In addition, a nurse is obligated to act on their knowledge when a client's best interest may be in danger because of unsafe practice or professional misconduct by nurses or other health care providers. When speaking of being a mediator, this means that the nurse be an intermediary between her client and other people of the client's environment. The third component is the one of becoming an actor. This is where the nurse acts or intervenes on behalf of a client. The role of the client advocate is there to inform and support a client.

When a client comes into our health care system, it is an unfamiliar environment for them, while nurses are knowledgeable in this environment and thus have the ability to promote some comfort level to the client in this environment by providing information in a language that the client understands. This gives the client some control within the limits of this environment and the health care options that are available to them. They mention on how nurses also advocate their own contributions to the health of society. By doing so, they advocate for the profession and for nurses to practice to their full scope, and nurses are advocating safe, effective and efficient health care for the population.

[...] Advocacy is needed of the nursing profession as well as for the public. The nurse in this role is there to help a client to develop and see new feelings, behaviors and attitudes. This role does require great communication skills as a nurse in this role, may have to lead group counseling sessions, or one to one counseling. The nurse, who is in this role, should be willing to model, teach the desired behaviors, the nurse must be sincere when dealing with clients, and demonstrate interest and caring in the welfare of others. [...]


[...] 11-21) Another role and quite important role is the nurse as a teacher. Whether employed at a community clinic, hospital, school, workplace or home care agency, nurses help to educate patients, volunteers, students, employees and other health professionals. The nurse is often seen teaching a patient how to use their medications properly, and how to care for their wounds at home. In today's high tech world and costly medical health system, the emphasis on health promotion and maintenance of optimum health has increased, rather than a focus on the treatment itself, and this is where the nurse's role as a teacher is so important. [...]

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