(Feb. 9, 2018) – Department of Family Health Chair and Assistant Dean Robert Hanks, Ph.D., has published a peer-reviewed article in the January/March 2018 issue of Nursing Forum

Hanks, R., Starnes-Ott, K., & Stafford, L. (2018). Patient advocacy at the APRN level: A direction for the future. Nursing Forum, 53(1), 5–11. DOI: 10.1111/nuf.12209

The article examines the existing patient advocacy research literature and existing advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) competencies to provide direction for further research on this critical role for the nursing profession.