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dc.creatorHyland, Deirdreen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:17:47Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:17:47Zen
dc.date.created2002-09en
dc.date.issued2002-09en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1191/0969733002ne537oaen
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationNursing Ethics 2002 September; 9(5): 472-482en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=An+exploration+of+the+relationship+between+patient+autonomy+and+patient+advocacy:+implications+for+nursing+practice&title=Nursing+Ethics+&volume=9&issue=5&spage=472-482&date=2002-09&au=Hyland,+Deirdreen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0969733002ne537oaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1008226en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this article is to examine whether patient/client autonomy is always compatible with the nurse's role of advocacy. The author looks separately at the concepts of autonomy and advocacy, and considers them in relation to the reality of clinical practice from professional, ethical and legal perspectives. Considerable ambiguity is found regarding the legitimacy of claims of a unique function for nurses to act as patient advocates. To act as an advocate may put nurses at personal and professional risk. It may also be deemed arrogant and insulting to other health care professionals. Patient autonomy can be seen as a subcategory of the right of every individual to self-determination, and as such is protected by law. However, it is questionable whether the traditionally paternalistic approach to health care provision truly respects the autonomous rights of each patient. The author considers examples and cases from the literature that resulted in professional and/or personal difficulties for the nurses involved, and also reflects on an incident from her own practice where a positive outcome was achieved that demonstrated compatibility between the concepts under consideration.en
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dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectLiteratureen
dc.subjectNurse's Roleen
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectPatient Advocacyen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophical Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationSociology of Health Careen
dc.subject.classificationPatient Relationshipsen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophy of Nursingen
dc.titleAn Exploration of the Relationship Between Patient Autonomy and Patient Advocacy: Implications for Nursing Practiceen
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