Advocacy: Strategies for staff under stress
- Tomajan, Karen L.
Karen Tomajan, RN, MS, NEA-BC, is a nursing educator, author, leader and advocate for professional advancement in nursing. She has dedicated her career to promoting advocacy. From facilitating healthy work environments to managing patient care situations, advocacy has shaped her life’s work. Her publication topics include advocacy, professional development and the image of nursing. Karen has served in elected and appointed roles for a number of state and national organizations. She is currently an educator in independent practice.
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These are some unprecedented times, requiring new skills and ways of thinking. Some of the challenges we are experiencing included:
- Societal and demographic changes
- Political and social divisiveness and unrest
- Health care system challenges
- Most pervasive pandemic of our lifetime: Untold loss of life and health | Upended lives of our citizens | Unimagined stress and sacrifice for health care providers (HCP) | Economic uncertainty impacting individuals, businesses, and industries
Those who listen to this webinar will be able to:
- Define advocacy and advocate
- Discuss the skills of an advocate
- List the steps in the advocacy process
- Apply advocacy skills to various situations and venues
- Identify potential challenges and facilitators to advocacy
- Differentiate between advocacy and activism, and application of each
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Repository Posting Date2020-12-02T23:34:00Z
Level of EvidenceExpert Opinion (nationally/internationally recognized)
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