Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing

A Strategy to Strengthen Nursing in a Globalized World: Advocacy


Trakya Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Edirne, Türkiye


Ege Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 65-71
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.13284
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Globalization has brought about major changes in many other areas around the world. Health is one of the most affected by these changes brought about by the globalization process. Depending on this process, health care has started to be seen as a commodity or product, and inequalities have emerged in the transportation of individuals to health services. Given the fact that particularly vulnerable groups (infants, children, pregnant, elderly, disabled and poor individuals) will be affected more severely than these inequalities, the need for nurses’ advocacy role is inevitable. Nurses are empowering their own profession, as well as individuals, families and societies, in advocacy. On the other hand, many problems such as gender discrimination, tiring and long shift hours, uncertainties in job descriptions, and the emergence of therapeutic services are obstacles to strengthening nurses and various strengthening strategies are needed. One of them is the advocacy role of the nurse. The aim of this review is to discuss the definitions and applications of advocacy which play a key role in the empowerment of nurses and society with examples from world literature in the context of globalization.

Eren D, Altuğ Özsoy S. A Strategy to Strengthen Nursing in a Globalized World. J Educ Res Nurs. 2021:18(1):65-71.

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