Health Ownership: A Concept Analysis

Gisele Tlusty, Kathleen M. Hanna

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Health ownership has been discussed by authors in many disciplines, but a definition does not currently exist for this concept. The purpose of this concept analysis was to explore health ownership in the context of healthcare delivery in the United States. Walker and Avant’s method was used to identify the defining attributes, antecedents, consequences, and empirical referents. Cases are provided to show a conceptual definition of health ownership. This concept analysis allows healthcare professionals to improve health outcomes by guiding individuals to take accountability, control, and accept responsibility for their health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-419
Number of pages7
JournalNursing Science Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2021


  • accountability
  • concept analysis
  • control
  • health ownership
  • responsibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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