Nursing Empowerment: A Concept of Professional Development in Nursing
Keywords:Nursing Empowerment, Concept, Professional Development, Nursing
“Nurses dispense comfort, compassion and caring without even a prescription” - Val Saintsbury
The importance of empowerment in nursing profession is that the nurses will feel that they have the power
to authorize their job, satisfaction in their job and feel appreciated. Besides, they will feel less worn-out in
their work. It will also enhance the care of patient outcomes. Powerless nurses are less satisfied with their
jobs and are more susceptible to burnout and depersonalization. Lack of nursing power may also contribute
to poorer patient outcomes1.
“The longer I’m in the profession, the more experiences shape my life, the more amazing colleagues
influence me, the more I see the micro and macro power of nursing”.- Joni Watson
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