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Nursing Network Call - Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Towards Partnership
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When: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
From 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM ET

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The Nursing Network call series takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. Facilitated by Carol Geary, it features conversations to explore the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and other topics. All are welcome.

Nursing Network Call
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 1-2pm ET
Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Towards Partnership
Guest: Teddie Potter PhD, RN

Presentation: Shifting the Nursing Paradigm Towards Partnership (ppt)

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Nurses are being urged from many sectors to be full partners with other provides in designing and implementing new systems of health care. Yet the meaning of full partnership is still not well understood by the profession.

During this Plexus Nursing call the audience will be introduced to Dr. Riane Eisler’s Cultural Transformation Theory. There will be a discussion of her Partnership paradigm and its exciting implications for nursing research, education, and practice.

Dr. Teddie Potter, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota, is Coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership.

She received her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her dissertation, Reconstructing a New Story of Nursing: Critical Analysis of Nursing Textbooks Using Riane Eisler’s Partnership Paradigm, challenges the current story which minimizes the contributions of nursing care and limits the full potential of nurses. She then created a new story of nursing based on the writings and lives of historic nurse exemplars. The exemplars were chosen because they embody partnership nursing, which allowed them to create effective and sustainable models of care.

Dr. Potter is currently co-authoring a book on Partnership Nursing with Riane Eisler. In addition, she is a certified Caring Economics discussion leader through the Center for Partnership Studies ( In June she will be presenting her partnership research at the International Interprofessional Collaboration Conference in Vancouver.

She has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally about collaborative care models, blended medicine, improving success rates for diverse nursing students, and the partnership paradigm in nursing.

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