PATIENT PARTICIPATION - A CONCEPT ANALYSIS

Authors
Citation
J. Cahill, PATIENT PARTICIPATION - A CONCEPT ANALYSIS, Journal of advanced nursing, 24(3), 1996, pp. 561-571
Citations number
83
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Nursing
Journal title
ISSN journal
0309-2402
Volume
24
Issue
3
Year of publication
1996
Pages
561 - 571
Database
ISI
SICI code
0309-2402(1996)24:3<561:PP-ACA>2.0.ZU;2-D
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to present an in-depth analysis of the co ncept of patient participation. The analysis was undertaken using the method described by Walker and Avant. Patient participation is defined and the critical attributes are identified. Model, borderline and con trary cases illustrate what the concept is and is not. The meaning of patient participation is compared with patient partnership, patient co llaboration and patient involvement, three related cases. The antecede nts and consequences of patient participation are investigated to furt her refine the critical attributes. Empirical referents are illuminate d. The value of concept analysis in relation to precise communication, critical thinking and the advancement of the knowledge base of nursin g is discussed.