Advocacy is the act or process of pleading for, supporting, or recommending a cause or course of action. Advocacy may be for persons (whether as an individual, group, population, or society) or for an issue, such as potable water or global health. (ANA Code of Ethics -2015)
Throughout the year, we will feature examples of ANA members advocating for patients and the profession in various roles and settings, hosted at www.RNAction.org as well as shared through social media. The advocates’ stories will be paired with associated tools and ANA products & services. Each quarter will have a dedicated theme, building from local to more global examples, but overlap with other quarterly themes will occur.
GET ENGAGED: #BedsideandBeyond
Nurses are advocates every day so examples are endless and no illustration is too small. Please consider sharing your story and being recognized by ANA and your colleagues.
Send either a brief written description (under 150 words) OR a video (less than a minute) capturing your experience: actions, any challenges / barriers as well as strategies and any words of wisdom or tips for colleagues. If providing in writing, please include a high-resolution picture.
Questions or submissions should be directed to Janet Haebler at ANA.