Empowerment in the interpersonal field: discourses of acute mental health nurses

Lloyd, Marjorie (2007) Empowerment in the interpersonal field: discourses of acute mental health nurses.

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Social policy greatly influences the working environment of mental health nurses but in practice can be difficult to translate. Empowerment of service users is one area that is constantly significant in policy, locally and nationally, yet quite difficult to define in practice. This ethnomethodological study explored the practice of 10 mental health nurses working in an acute admissions unit. Through semi-structured interviews, the nurses were asked to discuss the taken-for-granted methods of empowerment with individual service users, their families and with work colleagues. The results were thematically analysed and compared with international findings, which reflected an awareness among mental health nurses of empowering practice in four areas. These were: Working with mental illness, Making connections, Responsibility and Teamworking.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2007, John Wiley and Sons Metadata only available from this site, the article was originally published in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing in 2007, by John Wiley and Sons. The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2007.01116.x Or via the publishers website at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com
Keywords: empowerment, nursing, policy
Divisions: ?? GlyndwrUniversity ??
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:05
URI: https://glyndwr.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/129

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