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Patient Advocacy

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Last Name 1 Name Professor Class Date Patient Advocacy Patient advocacy in nursing refers to the act of making sure that the patient’s rights are always protected, ensuring that the medical care administered to the patient is correct and making sure that all the benefits entitled to the patients are provided, for example financial support. It is an important aspect in patient care as it ensures that there is patient equality in provision of health care facilities to all patients despite their race, socioeconomic status and also their religion. It also helps to reduce patient suffering, not only the disease-caused suffering that is the pain management and the physical suffering but also other types such as depression and emotional suffering by identification of patients in such situations and helping them overcome the suffering. Nurses have the role of preserving a patient’s dignity ...
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