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  1. An Exploration of the Relationship Between Patient Autonomy and Patient Advocacy: Implications for Nursing Practice.Deirdre Hyland - 2002 - Nursing Ethics 9 (5):472-482.
    The purpose of this article is to examine whether patient/client autonomy is always compatible with the nurse’s role of advocacy. The author looks separately at the concepts of autonomy and advocacy, and considers them in relation to the reality of clinical practice from professional, ethical and legal perspectives. Considerable ambiguity is found regarding the legitimacy of claims of a unique function for nurses to act as patient advocates. To act as an advocate may put nurses at personal and professional risk. (...)
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