Problematising autonomy and advocacy in nursing

@article{Cole2014ProblematisingAA,
  title={Problematising autonomy and advocacy in nursing},
  author={Clare Cole and Sally J Wellard and Jane Mummery},
  journal={Nursing Ethics},
  year={2014},
  volume={21},
  pages={576 - 582}
}
Customarily patient advocacy is argued to be an essential part of nursing, and this is reinforced in contemporary nursing codes of conduct, as well as codes of ethics and competency standards governing practice. However, the role of the nurse as an advocate is not clearly understood. Autonomy is a key concept in understanding advocacy, but traditional views of individual autonomy can be argued as being outdated and misguided in nursing. Instead, the feminist perspective of relational autonomy… 

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