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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156271
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Home Health Care Nurses' Perceptions of Empowerment
Abstract:
Home Health Care Nurses' Perceptions of Empowerment
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Williamson, Kathleen, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Florida State University
Title:Assitant Professor
This exploratory study involved the triangulation of qualitative and quantitative methods to examine home care nurses? perception of empowerment and how it influences their decisions in the home clinical setting. Exploring the individual factors that could impact empowerment, the study examined the individual nurse?s assessment of their own empowerment and factors that influence it.  Fifteen nurses were self-selected to participate. All completed an interview, were observed and given Spreitzer?s Psychological Empowerment Instrument (PEI) to complete. A framework analysis was performed to identify mutually exclusive and exhaustive emergent themes and patterns within the data. Thomas and Velthouse?s (1990) Cognitive Model of Empowerment was used to develop themes related to empowerment. Overall, home care nurses in this study believed they were empowered. They described that empowerment is in the interaction between nurse and patient, and nurse and health care provider. They perceived being empowered as independent, confident, trusting and comfortable with providing good quality care. They also believed that having the ability to practice collaboratively and build professional relationships with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals was an essential component of empowerment. Nurses in this study perceive empowerment as having meaning, choice and competence in their job. The dimension of empowerment that was missing was the ability to make an impact on the organization.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHome Health Care Nurses' Perceptions of Empowermenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156271-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Home Health Care Nurses' Perceptions of Empowerment</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Williamson, Kathleen, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Florida State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assitant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kwilliamson@nursing.fsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This exploratory study involved the triangulation of qualitative and quantitative methods to examine home care nurses? perception of empowerment and how it influences their decisions in the home clinical setting. Exploring the individual factors that could impact empowerment, the study examined the individual nurse?s assessment of their own empowerment and factors that influence it.&nbsp;&nbsp;Fifteen nurses were self-selected to participate. All completed an interview, were observed and given Spreitzer?s Psychological Empowerment Instrument (PEI) to complete. A framework analysis was performed to identify mutually exclusive and exhaustive emergent themes and patterns within the data. Thomas and Velthouse?s (1990) Cognitive Model of Empowerment was used to develop themes related to empowerment.&nbsp;Overall, home care nurses in this study believed they were empowered. They described that empowerment is in the interaction between nurse and patient, and nurse and health care provider. They perceived being empowered as independent, confident, trusting and comfortable with providing good quality care. They also believed that having the ability to practice collaboratively and build professional relationships with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals was an essential component of empowerment. Nurses in this study perceive empowerment as having meaning, choice and competence in their job. The dimension of empowerment that was missing was the ability to make an impact on the organization.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:37:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:37:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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