Societal transformation often starts with one visionary and a compelling idea. However, if there are no followers, the idea quickly becomes marginalized. It “takes a village” to build a movement, and the more system layers that can be addressed, the more likely the transformation will take hold. This article describes the framework for creating the necessary changes for partnership-based health care. It also makes suggestions for ensuring successful application of partnership-based systems change. This article is for all readers seeking to apply partnership principles in their own fields of influence.
Cultural Transformation Theory; health care; interprofessional; paradigm; partnership
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Potter, Teddie M.
"Partnership-Based Health Care: Suggestions for Effective Application,"
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