Advocacy in pain management: the role of the anaesthetic nurse specialist

Gillian McClean, Daphne Martin, Ann Cousley, Leonita Hoy

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Peri-operative nursing practice is constantly changing and demanding specialist knowledge, skills and expertise to embrace these changes. All patients in need of anaesthesia are entitled to the same high quality peri-operative care and therefore those assisting the anaesthetist must be competent and effective practitioners. With this in mind the authors shall give a reflective account highlighting the role of Anaesthetic Nurse Specialist (ANS) in promoting leadership within the peri-operative environment and how it can be nurtured and facilitated to achieve professional autonomy and promote patient advocacy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013


  • anaesthetic nurse specialist, advocacy, pain management

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