Developing a mid-range theory of patient advocacy through concept analysis.

@article{Bu2007DevelopingAM,
  title={Developing a mid-range theory of patient advocacy through concept analysis.},
  author={Xiaoyan Bu and Mary Ann Jezewski},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={
          101-10
        }
}
AIM The aim of this paper is to clarify and refine the concept of patient advocacy through synthesizing the advocacy literature in nursing and to establish a theoretical basis for future studies on patient advocacy in nursing. BACKGROUND Patient advocacy is an essential component of the Registered Nurse professional role. During the past 30 years, the patient advocacy role has become more important, but the concept of patient advocacy lacks a consistent definition and research into nurses… CONTINUE READING
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