Nurse's role
Models of nursing advocacy
Professional Nursing and Health Metrics Improvement in Disability Population through Community-Based Action
Disability and Health

The act of or process of supporting a cause or proposal.

What is advocacy?


Her staunch devotion to human rights drove her advocacy for quality patient care, outcome-based interventions, respect for the relationship between the environment and the patient, and the role of education in preparing qualified women to provide patient care.

Who is Florence Nightingale?


Proposed a theory of human advocacy and used the concept of “advocate” to describe the philosophical foundation and ideal of nursing

Who is Curtain?


Coordinating care and advocating for the disability population

  1. What is the role of professional nursing in improving the health metrics of the disabled population?


A disability is any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities (activity limitation) and interact with the world around them (participation restrictions).

What is disability


Involves the role of the profession in championing social, economic, legal, and environmental factors that influence the health of the population.

What is issues advocacy?


She advocated for the dignity and care of patients suffering from psychiatric illness and advocated for humane treatment of the mentally ill.

Who is Dorothea Dix?


Proposed a theory of existential advocacy that requires humans to be “authentic” or self-directed

Who is Gadow?


1. Organizing health awareness campaigns

2. Lobbying for better healthcare policies

3.Providing home-based care services

What is community-based action?


In a person’s body structure or function, or mental functioning, examples of impairments include loss of a limb, loss of vision, or memory loss.

What is impairment


The active engagement in the political process through activities such as voting, campaigning for candidates running for office, donating to a political action committee (PAC), and lobbying and educating elected officials about important issues.

What is political advocacy?


She recognized the need for children to have quality primary care and identified nurses as a resource to provide access to such care. Ford is responsible for developing the role of the nurse practitioner (NP) and advocating that nurses practice to the full extent of their education and licenses.

Who is Loretta Ford?


Their functional model of advocacy focuses on patient choice.

Who is Kohnke?


1. By providing emotional support

2. By managing chronic conditions

3. By promoting independence and self-care

What is ways a nursing can improve the quality of life for the disability population?


The relationship between the way people function and how they participate in society, and making sure everybody has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities and desires.

What is disability inclusion


Involves nurses championing issues that support the profession.

What is professional advocacy?


Has evolved over the years, from performing nursing functions adequately and safely to advocating for issues of social justice

What is the role of the nurse as an advocate?


Proposed a broader theory of nursing advocacy: advocacy for social justice.

Who is Fowler?


1. It helps in reaching out to the disability population

2. It helps in understanding the specific needs of the disability population

3. It helps in implementing tailored healthcare interventions

What is the importance of community-based action in improving health metrics of the disability population?


Often there are several of these that exist that can make it extremely difficult or even impossible for people with disabilities to function.

What are barriers?


The protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; prevention of illness and injury; alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response; and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

What is nursing?


Early in the history of the profession, nurses advocated that the best interests of patients were served by supporting the actions and decisions of whom?

Whom are physicians?


Built upon all of these theories and proposed a unified theory of advocacy with three basic tenets: “(a) safeguarding patients’ autonomy, (b) acting on behalf of patients, and (c) championing social justice in provision of health care”

Who are Bu and Jezewski?


A professional nurse ignoring the specific needs of the disability population

  1. Which of the following is NOT a community-based action that can be taken by professional nurses to improve health metrics of the disability population?

1. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

2. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

3. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010

What are the three federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities and ensure their inclusion in many aspects of society?