Discussion 4.docx - Running head NURSE\/PATIENT EMPOWERMENT Nurse Patient Empowerment Name Institution 1 NURSE\/PATIENT EMPOWERMENT 2 Nurse\/Patient

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Running head: NURSE/PATIENT EMPOWERMENT 1 Nurse/ Patient Empowerment Name Institution
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NURSE/PATIENT EMPOWERMENT 2 Nurse/Patient Empowerment Nurses have the great privilege of having the ability to empower patients in the process of making decision pertaining to their health care. At the same time, a nurse can empower fellow nurses to improve job satisfaction and to effect social change. This paper aims at discussing the use of quality improvement data to help empower both patients and nurses. What are the best strategies the nurse can employ to empower patients and support patients’ rights to improve quality of care? One of the best strategies is patient-centeredness. This is the idea that care should be provided around the needs, circumstances, well-being and preferences of the patient. Engaged and empowered patients is a show of a health system that is effective, efficient and continuously improving (Cosgrove et al., 2013). This engagement and empowerment can be
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