The Role of Nurse as Patient Advocate Essay by Calwriter

Discusses the need for a nurse to act as an advocate for patients when their disease process impairs their ability to advocate for themselves.
# 57143 | 898 words | 2 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Mar 22, 2005 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General) , Psychology (General)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


In this work, the role of the nurse as the patient advocate in the field of psychology treatment is explored through two seminal works on the role of the nurse as advocate for the mentally ill patient. After reviewing these two works, Hummelvoll's "The Nurse-Client Alliance Model" and Vuckovich's "The Ethics of Involuntary Procedures", the paper concludes that the role of the nurse patient advocate in psychiatric nursing is crucial to the well-being of the patient, and though it evolves with the differences in care and the level of self-advocacy, a patient can provide it is a major part of the care process.

Cite this Essay:

APA Format

The Role of Nurse as Patient Advocate (2005, March 22) Retrieved August 08, 2022, from

MLA Format

"The Role of Nurse as Patient Advocate" 22 March 2005. Web. 08 August. 2022. <>