I would b really greatful if someone (current nurses would b great) could help with with opinions on my essay topic.
My topic is about the empowerment approach becoming an integral part of nursing culture in the clinical setting. What are the postive and negative impacts of this for clients?
Apr 29, '01
What do you mean by empowerment?? I think that nurse's as a whole will have to become one in mind and work body,I think it's time that the unions come back into this area to help with change of any kind. With a strong union you have the ability for change because the hosptials or nursing home faulities have some one they must be responsible to in all areas of nursing practice. As far as the clinical setting the union can help make those changes with the nurse's best interest at heart. What i have seen in the last 16 years is a decline in unions and an increase of work load, minimal raises, depletion of benefits, refusal of worker's comp cases that should have been addressed by the management ect. working conditions have declined- At least with a union you have someone who has your best interest at heart and not the faucilties. Once you are empowered that way you may see the changes on the clinical level.