June 2015

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┬áBy Brittney Wilson┬ávia thenerdynurse.com   As nurses our primary responsibility is to care for patients. This does of course include administeringmedications, giving bed baths, and assisting with other needs. However, being a nurse is about more than completing technical tasks and duties as assigned. Nurses also have a strong responsibility to be advocates. Patient Advocacy When a patient is in the hospital they are often at their most vulnerable. The medications and treatments they are receiving may impact their ability to advocate for themselves in a manner they are accustomed to. They also might lack the knowledge to know when to question a treatment. AsRead More →