The district nurse's role as patient advocate: case study.

  • K Pettitt
  • Published 2000 in British journal of community nursing
Controversy exists regarding whether or not nurses should act act as patient advocates. This article describes a case study in which a district nurse (DN) acted as an advocate for a patient, who was removed from his GP's register. A structured approach using six stages of advocacy (Bateman, 1995) is applied to this case scenario. Legal, ethical and… CONTINUE READING