How to be a professional nurse advocate
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How to be a professional nurse advocate

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

In this unique role, nurses offer clinical, professional and well-being support to colleagues in the clinical setting

Professional nurse advocates (PNAs) provide professional clinical leadership in their clinical settings, says the RCN. This includes leading quality improvement programmes, developing positive learning cultures, and facilitating restorative clinical supervision of nurses and healthcare staff, a process that supports individuals to have reflective conversations involving open feedback.

Primary Health Care. 33, 4, 17-18. doi: 10.7748/phc.33.4.17.s7

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