Advocacy in nursing: Speaking truth to power?

Ramsay, Alan, Birks, Melanie, and Hartin, Peter (2022) Advocacy in nursing: Speaking truth to power? Collegian, 29 (5). pp. 549-550.

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[Extract] The work performed by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic shone a light on the centrality of the nursing profession. Despite this increased public awareness of the importance of what we do, nurses continue to occupy subordinate positions within the healthcare system. There is a paradox here; where despite the essential contribution made by nurses, we are not driving forward health systems, not empowered to speak out on the critical issue of patient safety, not encouraged to draw attention to adverse events, nor raise our concerns when the system is simply not working. The regularity with which nurses’ efforts to advocate are dismissed suggests that the nursing profession faces a major challenge.

Item ID: 81274
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1876-7575
Copyright Information: © 2022 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of Australian College of Nursing Ltd
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2023 23:48
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420505 Nursing workforce @ 100%
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