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Inclusive Behaviors: Keys for Creating Empowering Practice Cultures

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      In many health care organizations, the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are now given greater importance. However, deeper levels of cultural awareness require nurse leaders to not only understand DEIB, but also to possess cultural intelligence. Nurse leaders who espouse inclusive leadership competences could achieve empowering practice cultures where all nurses are respected, trusted, and know that they belong. This article describes obstacles that negate inclusive cultures, necessary competencies, and solutions that when adopted, could result in nurse leaders building sustainable inclusive practice cultures where all nurses thrive.
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      Joy Parchment, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CPDC, is an Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Academic Health Science Center, at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida. She can be reached at [email protected]