Advocacy and Accountability

This interactive workbook raises the bar of nurse advocacy in a revolutionary way by inviting the nurse to explore and enhance his/her own self-assessment, self-evaluation, and self-management. Presented in a journal format, the book is very versatile for nurses practicing across the clinical continuum. The inclusion of real-life case scenerios is meant to enhance the work experience of nurses, and the book also enriches the educational preparation of nursing students by offering:

*A code of conduct for creating a personal policy of accountability (template provided).

*To explore a higher realm of “Samaritan” nursing (helper, aider, and assister), and the significance of what this realm means.

*Encouraged to design his/her own mentor support system by choosing a panel of expert nurses which he or she can network.

*Invited to do assignments incorporated with facets of advocacy to become practiced in service, kindness, and positive feedback.

Zelia Kifer

Nurse, Speaker, and Author. She is the author of Sculpting the Heart of a Nurse and Fast Facts for the Wound Care Nurse.

Zelia served as an Advanced Wound and Skin Care Specialist for Medline Industries, establishing Wound and Skincare Guidelines for a variety of hospital systems, long-term acute care facilities (LTACs), and nursing homes. In addition, she served nationally and internationally as Medline's Burn Care Specialist and presented continuing education courses on various topics in burn, wound, and skin care. She is board-certified as a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS). She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Zelia received her degree in nursing from The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Zelia has presented many seminars across the United States. She has done on-site in-services and training for clinical staff on all levels.

She also helped establish the Tulsa Medical Mission Team and the Medical Mission Room. Please see

"Life is a great big canvas. Throw on it all the paint you can." Danny Kaye

This book presents inspirational prizes, exercises, projects, and activities to develop, balance, and nurture the nurse in such areas as reflective judgment, stress management, and relationships.

Have you ever heard someone say, "If I were ever sick, I'd want her for my nurse!" This is the higher realm of nursing I want to convey to you. I was certainly a diamond in the rough at the beginning of my career. Nevertheless, if my mentors felt I could reach this realm, you most certainly can, too.

Focal Points:

The Nurse's Spirit
*Quality of Life and Self-Assessment Journal of Your Patient Care

*Patient/Nurse Relationships Physician-Nurse Relationships

*Speaking with Impeccability The Nurse's Nurse



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