13. What is the conceptual definition (as defined in the review of the literature) of the following study
variable: patient perceptions of patient-empowering nurse behaviors
a. The conceptual definition of patient perceptions of patient-empowering nurse behaviors includes the
provider processes nurses use during their care of the patent: (1) helping patients to realize that
they can and should participate in their care and treatment planning; (2) providing patients with
access to information, support, resources and opportunities to learn and grow; (3) helping to
facilitate collaboration with providers, family and friends; and (4) allowing patients autonomy in
b. Activated patients have the skills to engage in self-management behaviors.
c. The factors that influence acute activation need to be better understood.
d. The conceptual definition of patient perceptions of patient-empowering nurse behaviors is not
clearly provided in the review of the literature.