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Phyllis Beck Kritek



Phyllis Beck Kritek


Phyllis Beck Kritek is a former dean of nursing who conducts training programs and workshops in conflict resolution, leadership, and gender communication.
Her book "Negotiating At an Uneven Table" was chosen "Conflict Resolution Book of the Year" by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Their official newsletter commented, "Run, do not walk, to obtain a copy of this book."

E-mail: pbkritek@msn.com

Phyllis Beck Kritek is a nationally and internationally known nurse scholar. Dr. Kritek is sought as a speaker and consultant on conflict resolution, organizational development, gender and communication, leadership development, healing processes, and nursing philosophy. She is a former faculty member in the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Harvard School of Public Health, a program she helped create.

Dr. Kritek serves on editorial boards of several nursing journals. She has served as the Editor of Nursing Forum and authored numerous publications. She has been published extensively in peer-review journals and books. She was editor and contributor to Reflections on Healing: A Central Nursing Construct and contributing author of Negotiating at an Uneven Table Developing Moral Courage in Resolving Our Conflicts which was recently translated into Arabic.

Dr. Kritek is a past recipient of a Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship where she initiated her involvement in conflict resolution. She has served in a variety of professional leadership roles and currently is the President of the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools.

Available Publications



Renegotiating Health Care : Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration
Renegotiating Health Care presents pragmatic and effective tools for understanding conflict, negotiating differences, and creating a workable balance among those who deliver, receive, administer, and oversee health care. The authors present practical methods and techniques giving all the players the knowledge and skills they need to put their work in perspective and create workable solutions.
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass (September 3, 1999)
ISBN: 0787950211


Negotiating at an Uneven Table : Developing Moral Courage in Resolving Our Conflicts
In the second edition of her landmark book Negotiating at an Uneven Table, Phyllis Beck Kritek explores the process of resolving conflicts in situations where unacknowledged inequity influences disputes and their outcomes. Substantially revised and expanded, this new edition will help open minds and balance the negotiation process. Throughout the book, Kritek challenges traditional approaches to dealing with inequities at the negotiation table and offers alternatives for reframing the process.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 2 edition (January 25, 2002)
ISBN: 0787959375


Reflections on Healing: A Central Nursing Construct
Paperback: 580 pages
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers (September 1, 2002)
ISBN: 0763723371




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