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Lillian Wald is an inspirational example of advocacy, nursing leadership and the efforts she made to improve the lives of poor immigrant communities. Wald managed to set up the Henry Street Settlement in New York despite facing many challenges including resistance from well-respected medical practitioners and a shortage of resources. These groups provided critical healthcare services in underserved communities, and opened the door to modern public-health nursing.
A major problem for American nurses is their struggle for legitimacy in the US healthcare system. This includes advanced practice nurses (APRNs) and other registered nurses. Despite having a high level of education, APRNs still face barriers in their practice. These include restrictions on the prescribing of medications and limited reimbursement. Physician groups also resist APRNs. The advocacy of nursing associations and individual APRNs helped raise awareness and support for APRNs practice. They also expanded the range of reimbursement and practice laws.
It is important to recognize the historical and present challenges that nursing faces and take steps to overcome them as a patient advocate. You can overcome these problems by engaging in advocacy and networking with nursing organizations and professionals, keeping up to date on current issues and practices, and continuing education and training. Building strong relationships with families and patients can also help you to build a solid foundation for advocacy and positive change.
As a future nurse, I see my nursing career being one in which advocacy is a key part of my work. These may be working towards improving access to health services and supporting nurses education. My belief is that by staying committed to nursing’s core values (compassion, integrity, social responsibility), I can have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of all those whom I serve.