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December 29, 2020

Speak to be heard: Effective nurse advocacy

Advocacy means using one’s position to support, protect, or speak out for the rights and interests of another. Nurses have long claimed patient advocacy as fundamental […]
December 29, 2020

Speak to be heard: Effective nurse advocacy

Advocacy means using one’s position to support, protect, or speak out for the rights and interests of another. Nurses have long claimed patient advocacy as fundamental […]
December 29, 2020

Have we lost our ability (and our sensitivity) to communicate in healthcare?

While recently accompanying a man who had just been admitted to the hospital, the nurse looked at his wife and asked, “Are you his P-O-A?” We all […]
December 29, 2020

From our readers: The art of self-disclosure

One aspect of the “art” of nursing is appropriate self-disclosure. Nurses and other healthcare providers often have an opportunity to share information about their own health […]