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  1. Norwood, Susan L. EdD, ARNP


In the current rapidly changing healthcare environment, nurse executives are likely to find themselves seeking and hiring consultants, as well as working with consultants who have been hired by others. Because working with a consultant entails a certain amount of risk and involves a commitment of both personal and organizational resources, nurse executives need to know how to be effective buyers and users of consultation services. The author presents guidelines for developing effective working relationships with consultants.