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Empowerment for people with end stage renal disease : a literature review

Tims, S., King, L. and Bennett, P. N. 2007, Empowerment for people with end stage renal disease : a literature review, Renal Society of Australasia journal, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 52-28.

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Title Empowerment for people with end stage renal disease : a literature review
Author(s) Tims, S.
King, L.
Bennett, P. N.
Journal name Renal Society of Australasia journal
Volume number 3
Issue number 2
Start page 52
End page 28
Publisher Renal Society of Australasia
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2007-07
ISSN 1832-3804
Keyword(s) empowerment
nursing
haemodialysis
end stage renal disease
concept analyses
Summary Aim: This review of the literature aimed to establish current understandings of empowerment and how they may relate to the care of people living with ESRD.

Methods:
A search, selection, analysis and review of nursing, medical, social work and psychological literature was performed. Six concept analyses and fourteen primary research articles met the selection criteria.

Results:
Seven major elements of the concept of empowerment were found: self-determination, partnership, effective communication, goal setting, socio- political awareness, a caring environment and construction of knowledge. Empowerment in nursing and nursing education requires nurses and nursing students to have an increased understanding of the socio-political framework from which they operate on a daily basis. Empowerment of patients in non-renal settings focuses mainly on self-determination and the patient's ultimate right to decision making in their own care. Empowerment of patients with ESRD has also focussed on self-determination. No study incorporated all seven proposed elements of the concept of empowerment.

Conclusion:
Future research studies on the role of empowerment in the care of people with ESRD should investigate all elements of the concept of empowerment to provide a total picture of their views on this aspect of care to inform nursing practice.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 110312 Nephrology and Urology
Socio Economic Objective 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Renal Society of Australasia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033150

Document type: Journal Article
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