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Oppression in nursing practice

Denise Pasieka Edmonton, Alberta, Canada   Oppression is the dehumanization of another and is often viewed as a negative result of power. It occurs when there are efforts to reduce, confine, and discipline people into subordination.1 Oppressive behaviours are noted in nursing practice today but are often not questioned; instead, they are accepted as innate truth […]