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Nurses' Advocacy in an Australian Operating Department


Bull, R and Fitzgerald, MA, Nurses' Advocacy in an Australian Operating Department, AORN Journal, 79, (6) pp. 1265-1274. ISSN 0001-2092 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0001-2092(06)60881-8


ACTING AS A PATIENT ADVOCATE in the OR is challenging for many nurses. Personal, professional, and organizational barriers to effective advocacy exist, and the term advocacy is not clearly defined in the context of nursing practice.

FINDINGS from an ethnographic study conducted in an Australian operating department shed light on the way in which nurses experience the role of patient advocate in the OR.

THIS ARTICLE explores nurses' perceptions of the barriers they face as patient advocates and the strategies used to address these barriers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Acute care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Bull, R (Professor Rosalind Bull)
UTAS Author:Fitzgerald, MA (Professor Mary Fitzgerald)
ID Code:29371
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2011-07-07

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