Undertaking the role of patient advocate: a longitudinal study of nursing students

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Altun I., Ersoy N.

NURSING ETHICS, cilt.10, ss.462-471, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1191/0969733003ne628oa
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.462-471


Patient advocacy has been claimed as a new role for professional nurses and many codes of ethics for nurses state that they act as patient advocates. Nursing education is faced with the challenge of preparing nurses for this role. In this article we describe the results of a study that considered the tendencies of a cohort of nursing students at the Kocaeli University School of Nursing to act as advocates and to respect patients' rights, and how their capacities to do so changed (or not) as a result of their nursing education.