The Arrogance of Power: A Reflection on Contemporary Mental Health Nursing Practice
Journal of Advanced Nursing. 1994 Nov; 20(5): 894-903.
This paper explores the role of contemporary mental health nursing and challenges practitioners to acknowledge the influence that power relationships have on therapeutic practice and client outcomes. It is argued that empowerment and advocacy remain central concepts for nursing and that the art of accurate empathy is a pre-requisite for contemporary mental health care.
Accountability; Administrators; Caring; Community Services; Competence; Confidentiality; Empathy; Employment; Ethics; Health; Health Care; Hospitals; Institutionalized Persons; Interprofessional Relations; Long-Term Care; Mental Health; Mental Institutions; Misconduct; Nurse Patient Relationship; Nurse's Role; Nurses; Nursing Ethics; Organization and Administration; Patient Advocacy; Professional Competence; Professional Patient Relationship; Power; Social Control; Whistleblowing;
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