Advocacy Strategies

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Advocacy involves supporting or making specific recommendations for a particular cause. This can be applied in a workplace setting to create change, which is aimed at improving the working processes as well as the performance of the employees (Sherman & Elizabeth, 2010). This aspect is important in a healthcare setting in helping nurse practitioners to have a suitable environment in their performance of different roles (Sherman & Elizabeth, 2010). Workplace advocacy strategies are the methods used to bring change in the workplace, which may include strategies to empower nurses in their provision of patient care, which is one of the main healthcare goals (Sherman & Elizabeth, 2010). These strategies also strengthen the capability of nurses by providing them with an opportunity to voice some of their concerns in the healthcare facility. One of the advocacy strategies includes having a collaborative approach, which allows nurses to participate in the decision-making process (Cherry & Jacob, 2017).

This is important since some of the decisions made may negatively affect the nurses in performing their roles and responsibilities effectively (Cherry & Jacob, 2017). However, with shared governance, the nurses will be able to raise any concerns, which may negatively affect their performance in the healthcare facility (Cherry & Jacob, 2017). Another advocacy strategy for creating change in a healthcare setting includes using one’s power and influence to transform other healthcare team members into a more effective team. Influence can play a big role in empowering nurses to improve their performance as well as enhance their provision of quality healthcare services (Cherry & Jacob, 2017). This can be achieved by using effective strategies in addressing any conflicts between healthcare practitioners, which may negatively affect the delivery of healthcare services (Sherman & Elizabeth, 2010).

A third advocacy strategy will involve using effective negotiation tools which will help address some of the unlawful and unfair dismissal which may be attributed to conflicting issues between healthcare staff and the administration (Sherman & Elizabeth, 2010). Effective negotiation strategies helps in enabling individuals with different values and perspectives to come into a consensus that will prevent some of the negative effects associated with conflicts of opinions in a healthcare setting (Sherman & Elizabeth, 2010). ReferencesCherry, B., & Jacob, S. R. (2017). Contemporary nursing: Issues, trends & management. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.Sherman, R., & Elizabeth, P. (2010). Growing Future Nurse Leaders to Build and Sustain Healthy Work Environments at the Unit Level. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 15(1), 4.