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Table 1 The Barriers and Facilitators to Patient Advocacy

From: Patient advocacy: barriers and facilitators

Barriers to patients advocacy Facilitators to patients advocacy
Powerlessness Nurse-patient relationship
Lack of Law and Code of Ethics Recognizing and paying attention to patients' needs and conditions
Lack of Support for nurses Nurses' responsibility
Physicians leading Physician as colleague
Time shortage Nurses' knowledge and skills
Limited communication  
Risks of advocacy  
Loyalty to peer  
Lack of motivation