Emancipatory Nursing Theory

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These compartments of engagement include individual, group, organization/institutional, community, national, and international context. The emancipatory reflection promoted praxis and the ability to envision and act toward the possibility of individual and collective self-determination. The interpretive findings of this theory include the voice of privilege primarily informed ENP theory, the lack of nursing educational and organizational support in social justice role development, and the advocate role should expand to include the role of an ally. Health and disparities and inequality are socioeconomically constructed. The theory encourages nurses to engage in social justice to identify and redress the social conditions that negatively impact individual and public health. Professional awareness and involvement may increase if a theoretical framework is developed and this theory could be used in addressing the root cause of public and individual health concerns. For example, using this theory, the health problems that we are witnessing in our community today such as diabetes associated with sugary beverages could be addressed by implementing the ENP theory.
Table: 2 Theories considered

Community empowerment theory
Emancipatory nursing praxis theory

Developed to give direction to improving health in communities.
Developed to involve nurse in social justice.
Swider and McElmurry and colleagues (1995) developed community empowerment intervention.

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