Reasons for empowerment in nursing: reflections in light of Alfred Schutz

Pétala Tuani Candido de Oliveira Salvador, Kisna Yasmin Andrade Alves, Cláudia Cristiane Filgueira Martins, Viviane Euzébia Pereira Santos, Francis Solange Vieira Tourinho
2013 REME: Revista Mineira de Enfermagem  
This was a reflective study based on the question: what are the current challenges (the reasons-for) for the affirmation of empowerment in nursing practices? We aimed to reflect on the reasons-for the empowerment in nursing, based on the theoretical framework of Alfred Schutz. Understanding the reasons-for as a set of things to be established, the purpose to be achieved, the project to be conducted, and the willingness to do so, we reflected on such motives, seeking the affirmation of
more » ... mation of empowerment in nursing, embracing: nursing practice as intentionally constructed action; scientific knowledge that did not negate the biographical situation of the subjects; practices that resulted in a face-to-face relationship; and systemic care inserted into the complexity of everyday lives. We concluded that reflecting on the reasons-for the empowerment in nursing meant the highlighting of many challenges outlined in the current panorama of this profession.
doi:10.5935/1415-2762.20130073 fatcat:kpstydwj3zffvgjbyo34qgetw4