Hi, Mr. Anthony I am Rachel. I am an inpatient. I can not eat meat because I am a vegetarian.
Hi I am nurse Anthony and I am at community hospital. One of my duties includes patient satisfaction.
As a patient advocate, I must ensure that I communicate with food service about patients' food preferences.
Rachel could not eat well today. Patient advocacy means speaking something important on behalf of patients, and it is one of vital roles of a nurse .
As Rachel's advocate, I will call physician, nutritionist, and food service worker to let them know her food preference. I will ensure Rachel will get her preferred food without compromising her nutrition needs and nursing care plan.
Patient advocacy is respecting patient's rights and the patient, and ensuring that the patient meets the basic treatment and care needs.
Hospital Nurse Patient Advocate
Hospital nurses advocate for patients in hospital by reflecting patient concerns to ensure patients are satisfied with appropriate nursing care including food service.
As a patient advocate, hospital nurse must communicate patietn needs with food service workers, nutritionists, physicians, and other nursing professionals.