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Clinical Nurse Specialist:
doi: 10.1097/NUR.0b013e31824590ba
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The Influence of Power in the Canadian Healthcare System

Seenandan-Sookdeo, Kendra-Ann I. BN, RN

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Abstract

This article presents a review of the literature as it relates to the influence of the word power in the context of the Canadian healthcare system. The concept of power is used to explore issues of gender and the evolution of advanced nurse practice in the development of the Canadian healthcare system. Furthermore, issues related to the call for interprofessional collaboration are addressed. Healthcare workers, in particular nurses, are trusted in a society that seeks, promotes, and aspires for power and control. In addition, societal norms continue to shape our healthcare reform. As a consequence, the discussion centers on a call for true collaboration among our healthcare providers and concludes with implications for nursing.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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