The Concept of Empowerment in Nursing Introduction Nurses often practice on the unexamined assumption that empowerment results in the self-efficacy to manage their illness and to maintain control over their health. When clients have knowledge of their condition, they become capable of self-management of the illness; empowerment requires life-long commitment and knowledge leads to behavior change (Ho & Berggren, 2010). The current controversy over empowerment is valuable since it provides a means to evaluate how the concept is used as well as to assess the outcomes versus harm inherent in the process. Empowerment in many cases amounts to ensuring that the client complies with the demands of health care and the expectations of the care...The end:
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