Nurses advocate for their patients every day. Whether collaborating with the health care team to ensure a patient’s plan of care is appropriate, connecting patients and families to community resources, or teaching a patient during discharge planning, nurses utilize a set of interpersonal skills that lend them to be natural advocates (Mason, et. al. 2021).
What are some examples of how a lobbyist for a professional nursing organization works with nursing advocates on any given healthcare-related issue? Include references.