Patient Advocate Research Paper

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Introduction Foundation to the Christian faith is the belief that mankind is created in the image of God. This belief is a very essential part of our Christian faith. Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (KJV). I believe this doctrine is very important in order to perform my job as a Registered Nurse. I use this on a daily basis by being an advocate for my patients and or their families. I also use it to provide comfort to my patients and their families. There have also been times when I have used it to comfort my fellow employee. Example One-Advocate One of the biggest roles of being a Registered Nurse is being a patient advocate. As a nurse,…show more content…
As a nurse, we have to be caring and compassionate. It has to come from within. We have to use the knowledge and skills we have developed to be able to show support for our patients and their families. There will be difficult days that we may have to give uncomfortable news to our patients or even share joy with them. With each day it brings about new and different encounters. We have to embrace each day and know that with a caring compassionate spirit, we can overcome anything. We can be a comforter to patients and their family in difficult times. We can be there for a family when they have to make a difficult decision, such as a loved one who may be dying. Sometimes, just sitting with the patients and them knowing you are there is a tremendous help to them. When I go through a difficult time, I know God is beside me and will not leave. God gives me strength when I feel like I can’t go on because He knows that me being there for that one patient will make a difference. I also have to show a caring compassionate attitude with the people I work with. At times we are with them more than our own family. Co-workers may be going through trials that affect their day. Just one comforting or encouraging word can mean a lot to them. Just like with patients, we have to realize our co-workers may have different beliefs also. We cannot be judgmental with anyone; also we cannot force our beliefs on them either. All we can do is treat

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