Empowerment: Reformulation of a non-rogerian concept

Nelma B. Crawford Shearer, Pamela G. Reed

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The authors present a reformulation of empowerment based upon historical and current perspectives of empowerment and a synthesis of existing literature and Rogerian thought. Reformulation of non-Rogerian concepts familiar to nurses is proposed as a strategy to accelerate the mainstreaming of Rogerian thought into nursing practice and research. The reformulation of empowerment as a participatory process of well-being inherent among human beings may provide nurses with new insights for practice. This paper may also serve as a model for reformulating other non-Rogerian concepts and theories for wider dissemination across the discipline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-259
Number of pages7
JournalNursing Science Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2004


  • Empowerment
  • Rogers
  • Science of unitary human beings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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