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Abstract

Health care is in desperate need of transformation, which will require careful scrutiny of the current culture. Riane Eisler’s Cultural Transformation Theory (1987, 2007) and particularly its application in partnership-based health care (Eisler & Potter, 2014), offers nurses and other health care providers a framework to clarify choices regarding their organization’s culture. In this article, nursing leaders offer examples of common domination and partnership behaviors at play in health care today. The intent is to provide a clear choice and increase awareness of the stakes of failing to move towards partnership.

Keywords

partnership, domination, Cultural Transformation Theory, nursing, bullying, incivility

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