Title : Resonating advocacy
Nurse advocacy is not just supporting the nursing profession. It’s fundamental origins consists of standing up for one another, role modeling, teaching, and mentoring as well as treating one another with respect, compassion, and love. Treat others as you would want to be treated is the golden rule. Imperative to the heart of nursing and the nursing profession, it is a major cornerstone of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics with Interpretative Statements. Yet many have forgotten or worse still, have never experienced a culture where this is the “norm” instead of the exception. Often one may hear nurses do not care anymore, nurses bully one another, administration is only concerned about the bottom dollar “they do not care about people at the bedside anymore”. We are a profession of over 3 million plus. Just image what we could accomplish if we advocated for one another with respect and concern for the other’s well-being. Each one of us is responsible for practicing nurse advocacy. We cannot advocate for our patients and for the profession without advocating for one another. We have not created a culture that resonates advocacy.