Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing

Advocacy Role of The Pediatric Nurse


Yrd. Doç. Dr. Hitit Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksekokulu


Yrd. Doç. Dr. İstanbul Üniversitesi Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2013; 21: 213-218
Keywords : Child, nurse, advocacy role.
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The role of patients rights advocacy which was identified in the nursery codes was defined primarily by American Nurses Association in 1976 as a process of ‘providing informed consent by guaranteeing it unostentatiously, preventing unnecessary explanation and transactions, keeping the patient away from sexual harassment, and preventing the manipulation of the health personnel or authority figure for his own interests by being on the patient’s side. Being one of the contemporary roles of the nurses in the literature this role is based on human patient rights. Pediatric nurse has an advocatory role by helping children and parents as to choose the best and informative actions and choices for children. The parents of neonates regard the pediatric nurses as the advocators of the vulnerable babies whose treatments and cares pose preoccupation. The pediatric nurse who cares for the mentally challenged child and his parents at hospitals, clinics and in the society uses her advocatory role by mentoring the family genetically. In line with the advocatory role of the pediatric nurse; a nurse should be qualified enough to have knowledge, skills,and values besides making contact with child and his parents in favour of the child and she should reflect this on her practices.

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