Empowerment In Nursing

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3.0 Discussion on the important for nurses to be more visible Barker emphasizes that to be appropriately valued in health care and by the public, it is critically important for nurses to be more visible "in every role and place of employment."Barker E,2001. 3.1 Power and empowerment Power and empowerment are connected to the image of nursing.Nurses typically do not like to talk about power,they find this to be philosophically different from their view of nursing.Power is about control to reach a goal. “Power means you can influence others and influence decisions” (Finkel-man, 2012, p. 341).For example informational power is arises from the ability to access information and share information. Empowerment is a critical issue for nurses…show more content…
The most common place is in professional meetings, typically nursing meetings. Nurses need to participate more in inter professional meetings where they represent the profession.In doing this they could do much to improve the image of nursing with other health care professionals, communicating what nurses can do.Presentations require certain skills, including developing a clear message verbally and non verbally, using effective presentation methods such as power point slides using storytelling during presentations, demonstrating a professional physical appearance like dress, body language, and so on and generally demonstrating competency in delivering presentations. Nurses who want to take an active role in the profession should develop these skills. It is important that nurses acknowledge their credentials when they are listed in programs and…show more content…
However, many nursing issues require individual nurses to take action in response. The image of nursing is certainly influenced by broad concerns, such as content in television, film, or advertising. But much of the image of nursing comes from the day to day personal contact that the public has with nurses and that the nurse has with other health care professionals in the workplace.After a review of the literature on the image of nursing and much discussion, we conclude no clear image of nursing that encompasses our diversity exists. As nurses transitioning into administrative roles, we know there is so much more to "us" than any of the images held by the public. Our one commonality as nurses is our commitment to quality patient care. We know, both individually and collectively, that nurses are regarded as honest and valued by our patients.This is the way a person appears to others, or in the case of a profession, the way that profession appears to other disciplines and to the general public consumers of health care. Image and the perception of the profession impact recruitment of students, the view of the public, funding for nursing education and research, relationships with health care administrators and other health care professionals, government agencies
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