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Everyday Advocates: Nursing Advocacy Is a Full-Time Job

Walker, Deborah Kirk DNP, FNP-BC, AOCN; Barton-Burke, Margaret PhD, RN, FAAN; Saria, Marlon Garzo MSN, RN, AOCNS, FAAN; Gosselin, Tracy PhD, RN, AOCN; Ireland, Anne MSN, RN, AOCN, CENP; Norton, Victoria MHA, RN, OCN; Newton, Susie MS, RN, AOCN, AOCNS

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: August 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 8 - p 66–70
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000470409.04919.0f
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Nurses stand up for patients, colleagues, the profession, and themselves.

Deborah Kirk Walker is an assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing and an NP in the Kirklin Clinic at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Margaret Barton-Burke is the Mary Ann Lee Professor of Oncology Nursing in the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Nursing and a research scientist at the Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis. Marlon Garzo Saria is an advanced practice nurse at Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego. Tracy Gosselin is an associate chief nursing officer and assistant vice president at the Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Health System, Durham, NC. Anne Ireland is director of the Solid Tumor Program, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA. Victoria Norton is a clinical nursing director at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park, MN. Susie Newton is vice president, Health Management Solutions, Quintiles, Dayton, OH. Contact author: Deborah Kirk Walker, dkwalker@uab.edu. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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