Empowerment an essential ingredient in the clinical environment: A review of the literature

Sara Kennedy, Nicholas Hardiker, Karen Staniland

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Abstract

Empowerment is an important concept worthy of attention in healthcare. The merits of empowerment are irrefutable including benefits to the organisation and to the individual nurse. Empowered nurses contribute to the clinical learning environment in a positive way. There is a dearth of literature on how or indeed if nursing students are empowered. The process of empowering registered staff/nursing students is not clear. Ward environment and culture are important contributors to patient care, patient safety and staff well-being. It is therefore necessary to address how empowerment can contribute positively to improving the environment in which care is provided.
LanguageEnglish
Pages487-492
Number of pages6
JournalNurse Education Today
Volume35
Issue number3
Early online date5 Dec 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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