Patient Advocacy Paper

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Davoodvand, Abbaszadeh, and Ahmadi’s (2016) research examines the relationship of the nursing profession with patient advocacy. Their work explores “patient advocacy” and problems the nursing profession has had in implementing it. In this article, researchers examined patient advocacy through the eyes of Iranian nurses. The authors noted that patient advocacy is a “hard-to-define” term, as it can be interpreted from many different perspectives. Due to the multitude of definitions and interpretations of patient advocacy, it is difficult for nurses to learn and practice patient advocacy, as it is not a concept that can be easily standardized and implemented across the board. After conducting a qualitative study involving interviewing several
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