What are the best strategies the nurse can employ to empower patients
Analyze the use of quality improvement data and discuss how this data can help empower both patients and nurses. Address the questions below. Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.
• What are the best strategies the nurse can employ to empower patients and support patients’ rights to improve quality of care? (Some considerations to keep in mind may include: providing information on effectiveness, risks, and benefits of alternative treatments.)
• In what ways can NDNQI data from dashboards or quality improvement data be used to support nurse empowerment in practice?
• How has your institution empowered the nursing staff through the use of quality improvement data?
• Provide an example of how you have personally empowered either a patient or a fellow nurse.