Coercion In Nursing Case Study

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what she wanted. But she made the man do otherwise due to the incorrect way of exerting power. In persuasion, power and control of resources depend upon mutual influence within a group. Turner (2005) also identified “coercion” which is another form of power that depends on influence and authority, which leads to attitudinal change and also brings about resistance to the loss of freedom. This means that the source must have influence and authority over those that are willing to be its coercive agents. People have negative notions about power as it is believed to lead to abuse, corrupt, violence, and stereotype (Lee-Chai & Bargh, 2001). This illustrates the bad side of power and was reflected in the above scenario. Power as used in this case led to abuse of the nurse by the man involved, which eventually led to shouting that attracted other people to the scene. The belief of power leading to corruption so to say was much illustrated in the case being studied. Power of authority exerted by the nurse led to the man’s action which brought about the misunderstanding that occurred in the above scenario. Identity, beliefs, values, and theories of the people involved and the political ,social content of their relationship determines how people…show more content…
Power has already discussed above tells a lot about ensuring a good outcome of patient care. Nursing skills and knowledge, understanding of ethical principles and models, good interpersonal relationships with patients and the healthcare team, and effective communication skills to grow these relationships are all important skills every nurse must possess in other to obtain power that is needed to practice the nursing profession in an ethical manner (Stevens & Hall,
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