Patient empowerment : does it still occur in the ICU?

Christensen, Martin & Hewitt-Taylor, Jaqui (2007) Patient empowerment : does it still occur in the ICU? Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 23(3), pp. 156-161.

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The theoretical underpinnings of patient empowerment were developed through the work of educators and community psychologists, working primarily with the socially disadvantaged. Empowerment is seen as a philosophy based upon the belief of the inherent worth and creative potential of each individual. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to explore whether this creative potential associated with patient choice that encapsulates empowerment is applicable to the Intensive Care Unit.

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ID Code: 68982
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Empowerment; Patient care; Choice
DOI: 10.1016/j.iccn.2006.03.002
ISSN: 0964-3397
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Statement: © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2014 03:49
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2014 03:49

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