The nurse is an advocate for the elderly patient.
Hi Mrs. Davis. As your nurse, I am here to listen and advocate for you and your wishes.
Hey Roger. I need to talk to you about my arrangements, before my daughter arrives.
I want to go to a nursing home, and not live with my daughter, but I do not know how to tell her this.
Hospital nurses can advocate for elderly patients and what they want. Sometimes family members may have their own plan, but it is the patient's wishes that are priority.
I will communicate this along to your daughter and make sure that she knows this is what you want.
As a patient advocate, it is the nurses job to speak on behalf of something important. It is important that nurse feels empowered and assertive in order to achieve the goal and provide a positive, informative, and accurate response.
As Mrs. Davis' advocate, I will inform her daughter of her wishes. I can give her information regarding local nursing homes.I can assist them in the transfer and educate them on the process.