Shilton Model Of Advocacy Analysis

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Across the United States, it is common to find nurse-managed health centers that offer accessible health care services to the people. Nurse-managed health centers are a basic necessity in healthcare because they provide affordable and deserved care to the unprivileged population, while at the same time educating and training nurse practitioners. Usually, such health care institutions are led by an advanced practice nurse and as a result, need careful and efficient management and leadership skills and models. With the role that these centers serve, there is a need for an advocacy strategy for the nurse-managed health centers as a way of overseeing their effectiveness in service delivery grow. One of the factors that can improve management delivery…show more content…
As it is change is vital to every organization and at one time or another, change will seem necessary to update practices and traditions for the better. For this reason, the Shilton Model of Advocacy (2010) is in place to offer a suggestion for organizations and mostly, health care organizations on how to enhance their capability to succeed on advocacy issues. According to the model, there are five types of advocacy applicable to an advocacy strategy and they include political, media, professional mobilization, community mobilization and the advocacy from within an organization (Shilton, 2010). From all these types of advocacy, it is observable that an organization’s leadership should always revise their advocacy strategy to ensure that it is in line with the needs, demands, vision and mission of an organization and the people it…show more content…
According to Shilton’s Advocacy Model, it is important to identify the evidence sources that will support the model and ensure that it remains on course to achieving the objectives. In health care advocacy, lobbying is one of the strategies applied in supporting the sources of information for a strategy (Hansen-Turtonet et al., 2010). As a result, some of the sources of information that will apply in the strategy include the government websites that list the importance of nurse-managed health centers and why they need community support. In using the lobbying method to advocate for the support of the nurse-managed health centers, we will enforce the message to all the stakeholders and the community in
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