...advocates. One important barrier or risk is having to accept the fact that the concept of ‘physicians-leading’ supersede the assumption of the advocacy role (Negarandeh, Oskouie, Ahmadi, Nikravesh, & Hallberg, 2006). As reportedly expressed by some nurses, it is fairly difficult to openly promote the advocacy to the patients when their stance would not be supported by other health care practitioners, especially physicians. In addition, to assert patient advocacy, nurses would have to spend... Nursing Advocacy al Affiliation Nursing Advocacy Explain the risks that nurses take when assuming an advocacy role. Thereare risks, challenges, or barriers encountered by nurses when assuming the role of...