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Barriers and opportunities of empowerment as applied in diabetes settings: A focus on health care professionals’ experiences

Barriers and opportunities of empowerment as applied in diabetes settings: A focus on health care professionals’ experiences

Scambler, S., Newton, P., Sinclair, A.J. and Asimakopoulou, K. (2012) Barriers and opportunities of empowerment as applied in diabetes settings: A focus on health care professionals’ experiences. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 97 (1). pp. 18-22. ISSN 0168-8227 (doi:10.1016/j.diabres.2012.03.001)

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Abstract

This exploratory study examines the opportunities and barriers health care professionals(HCPs) working with diabetes patients face when they try to implement the rhetoric of patient empowerment in practice. A small sample of diabetes HCPs (N = 13), from National Health Service (NHS) hospital, walk-in and general practitioner (GP) clinics in South-East England, was interviewed through in depth semi-structured interviews. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed thematically. The analysis showed that empowerment was seen as beneficial for patients and HCPs. Time and resources could be moved from successfully empowered patients and focussed on more complex patients, this was termed ‘selective empowerment’. The main barriers to empowerment were identified as a lack of resources, time and HCPs trained in empowerment techniques. Empowerment is a popular concept in theory, and presents HCPs with several opportunities but also important barriers in its practical, clinical implementation day-to-day.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice is the official journal of the International Diabetes Federation.
Uncontrolled Keywords: empowerment, self-management, Type 2 diabetes, adherence
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Health Development
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8168

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