Feeling personal power

Todays OR Nurse. 1992 Oct;14(10):34-6.


Feelings of personal power are important for personal feelings of well-being. Although feelings of personal power relate to authority, either given by others or acquired with the job, personal power is largely a personal feeling that is created and can be developed. Careful assessment of position power, expertise power, and personal characteristics that add or detract from personal power can increase self-awareness and cause strong areas to be maximized and weak areas to be developed. With the development of feelings of personal power come feelings of confidence in a nursing role. Feelings of personal power also benefit the nursing profession because this enables the profession to grow in strength and pride.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude*
  • Human Development*
  • Humans
  • Power, Psychological*