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Power Imbalances

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I found the article by Parker to be a wonderful and insightful view of the nursing profession. I found the notion that nursing practices inherently contribute to imbalances of power thought-provoking. I believe that these imbalances come from a multitude of reasons that have been entrenched within our history. I believe that the past hierarchical approach to our healthcare system has significantly influenced power imbalances. Additionally, nurses listening to doctors without question and participating often in roles associated with being matriarchal, and caring, while doctors have been viewed as the patriarchy or more so in leadership type positions has been influential to our past. There was also a certain degree of incongruity towards the
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