The Empowerment Debate Introduction It is usually taken for granted that empowering a client gives them the ability to manage their illness and to maintain control over their health and life. The debate about empowerment is fruitful for reflection since the concept is too easily accepted without evaluation. As Schroeter (2010) explains, whether nurses make use of empowerment depends on their professional development, the image of nursing, the organizational structure and culture, type of health care organization, and personnel policies and procedures. Use of empowerment may even be unethical and harmful in certain cases ( Asimakopoulou , 2010). Empowerment often means nothing more than having the client meet the expectations of the health...The end:
..... contexts is very effective and it can be successful in all contexts if the criticisms are accepted and applied for clarification and careful examination. References Asimakopoulou , K. & Newton, P. (2010). ‘First do no harm’: The potential shortfalls of empowerment in diabetes. European Diabetes Nursing, 7(2), 79-81. Bradbury-Jones, C. & Sambrook , S. (2008). Power and empowerment in nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 62(2), 258-266. Carr, S. & Lhussier , M. (2008). Empowerment evaluation applied to public health practice. Critical Public Health, 18(2), 161-174. Hood, G. (2010). Patient empowerment in diabetes. European Diabetes Nursing, 7(2), 77-78. Schroeter , K. (2010). Structural empowerment. AORN Journal, 92(2), 220-225.