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Empowerment and Australian Community Health Nurses’ Work With Aboriginal Clients: The Sociopolitical Context

Ritchie, Linda (2001). Empowerment and Australian Community Health Nurses’ Work With Aboriginal Clients: The Sociopolitical Context. Qualitative Health Research,11(2):190-205.

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Title Empowerment and Australian Community Health Nurses’ Work With Aboriginal Clients: The Sociopolitical Context
Author Ritchie, Linda
Journal Name Qualitative Health Research
Publication Date 2001
Volume Number 11
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1049-7323   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0035287436
Start Page 190
End Page 205
Total Pages 16
Place of Publication 1049-7323
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Field of Research 1110 - Nursing
Abstract A portion of a study designed to explore community health nurses’ (CHNs) perceptions of the concept of empowerment in their work with Australian Aboriginal clients is discussed in this article. The 12 study participants were identified through purposive convenience sampling. During this exploration, contentions regarding the concept of empowerment emerged, revealing the sociopolitical context of CHNs’ work with Aboriginal people that shaped their practice in crucial ways. These issues emerged from the participants’ discussions regarding the meaning of empowerment in their work with Aboriginal clients and the strategies for and challenges to working in empowering ways within the context of Aboriginal health. Selected components of Habermas’s works provided a useful framework to facilitate an understanding of the forces that underpin community health nursing practice.
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