Concept analysis of empowerment

Li Chun Chang*, I. Chuan Li

*Corresponding author for this work

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Empowerment is a widely accepted concept in health-related disciplines. It is considered important for helping patients to gain control over their lives in order to make changes in health behaviors. The concept is frequently viewed as being too abstract and lacking a usable definition. The authors use Walker and Avane (1995) methods to review the existing literature and to analyze the empowerment concept. The models, empirical studies, and research instruments that are discussed may be helpful to nurses who want to apply the concept to their nursing practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-90
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2004


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