Sources and Applications of Power


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Sources and Applications of Power
Power is a complicated thing to wield and also to define. It comes in many forms, and has been criticized in the medical community as being something negative. According to J. S. Sager, author of The Emergency Organizational Model, we’ve become view power as corrupting the possessor, oppressing and dominating those without it. Power connotes hegemony, the strong suppressing the weak and subjugating the powerless” (Sager, 2008). Empowerment is far more appealing. It means giving power away and allowing others the ability and possibility to control their own fate. With empowerment, according to Sager, “your hands are not sullied, and we are benevolent” (Sager, 2008). This is definitely manifested in the...
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.....productive. In doing this, the benefits of the employee, client and community are limitless. Through these seven types of power, one can see their interconnectiveness, importance and applications within a hospital setting and for the greater good of institutions and communities.
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