The Florence Prescription : From Accountability For Ownership Is An Excellent Book By Tye And Schwab
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The Florence Prescription: From Accountability to Ownership is an excellent book by Tye and Schwab (2009) that encourages health care providers to be committed and empowered to make a change in their health care organization. There are hopes that this book will inspire and energize current and future healthcare workers. This book is powerful because it offers essential tools to be the best person that we can be for others and ourselves through a variety of ways. Essentially, the essence of becoming a stronger individual both in our personal lives and as a nurse can be found within the Florence Challenge which includes a “Seven Simple Promises” pledge that challenges every single one of us to become better people. These tools are presented to aid in our future nursing practice to strengthen us mentally, emotionally, and professionally. The “Seven Simple Promises” as listed within the “Self- Empowerment Pledge” are responsibility, accountability, determination, contribution, resilience, perspective, and faith. Each and every one of these promises can be integrated in my future nursing practice.
The core of these promises is self- empowerment. Self- empowerment is a concept that every nurse entering the health field should have. It is something that can be found within each and every one of us. According to Tye and Schwab (2009), “no one can empower you but you, and once you’ve given yourself that power no one can take it away from you” (p. 105). We must truly understand our