I believe our most important function in nursing is patient advocate. I believe often timed nurses have to look out for the patient despite the patient or doctors involved. It has always bothered me how everything falls on our shoulders but after catching crazy dr’s orders, pharmacy mistakes ect. I can see the need. Also I think patient education about patient health issued and rights and personal responsibility for their own health is just as important. It’s my favorite part of the job to ensure my patients feel empowered regarding their care, that they get it that they can say no to a dr or nurse, that they know their bodies better than anyone, and their communication with all health are staff is very important to their care.