The Theory Of Community Empowerment

1522 WordsDec 7, 20157 Pages
According to Sieloff and Raph (2011), nursing management theories are used to describe, explain, predict or prescribe nursing acts. There are a variety of ways to solve a nursing problem or issue, but nursing management theories are specifically designed for issues nurses and nurse managers come across on a daily basis. Hildebrandt and Persily’s theory of community empowerment is a perfect example of how nursing management could overcome the challenges of relocating to a new unit. The theory of community empowerment is a middle range theory and was originally designed to improve the health of people in their communities. Like other nursing theories, this theory could easily be adapted to accommodate a different situation from its original intent. The theory contains three essential aspects in its framework: involvement, lay workers, and reciprocal health. This theory is designed to incorporate and empower everyone involved. By empowering the community of nurses and sustaining employee engagement, patient and employee satisfaction would remain the same, if not increase (6 Leadership strategies for navigating perpetual change in healthcare, 2015). Change is tough for most people and the time to adjust varies with each individual. Taking some time to acknowledge each individual and their needs is an important factor to being a great leader (6 Leadership strategies for navigating perpetual change in healthcare, 2015). The following sections will include further detail on
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