Hence this paper seeks to explore the similarities, differences, considering their theories, principles, skills and roles as a leader and a manager as it relates to dealing with nursing shortage and turnover in the healthcare business of today. As we all know, considering the demand for nurses and the innovations in the healthcare industry today, nursing shortage and turnover has been and continues to be a major problem, which organizations and even the government still grapple with all the time, irrespective of the numerous researches and resources that have been directed towards the resolution of this problem. However, to effectively develop these solutions, it will suffice to know what the causes of the problems are. With my experience as a direct care nurse, I can attest to the following as some causes of nursing shortage and turnover: Fewer nurses to the meet the innovation and diversity of care, as expressed by Buchan and Calman (2005)and cited in Parry (2008) that in many developed countries there is an abundance of qualiﬁed nurses,
Leadership and management in nursing are very important, which indirectly affect the quality of health care provided to patients. Donner and Wheeler (2004) stated that, leadership and management are believed to be required at all levels of the organization to provide staff alignment, learning and professional development, which can help in optimizing the patient's positive. In other words without both parties everything can be failure. Prosperity in health care can lead to optimal patient outcomes through the provision of employee organizations, which in turn achieve the vision and mission set by the organization. To describe what are management and leadership, Kolter (1990), describes that management is to prevent chaos through structured policies and monitoring, beside that it is to provide clear goals and direction to allow others to achieve their policies, objectives, vision and mission.
Are first line nurse managers prepared for team building? This article emphasizes a team building study to determine how many where and how first line managerial nurses are knowledgeable in team building skills. Based on the article it seems the knowledge and experience of crucial team building skills in health care environments is lacking. The effectiveness and long term benefits of team building skills have been proven in multiple instances. Team building can provide business with the skills they need to work more cohesively as a group.
Discuss how theory and research in health psychology has been helpful or unhelpful in addressing human problems. As Seeman (1989) stated, “if there is one dominant sub system in its impact on health, it is the cognitive subsystem” (Seeman 1989,p108) ,this in all shows how health psychology has been playing a pivotal role in addressing human health problems to a greater extent, this area of applied psychology is contemporary health issue that why it has been selected because it is a key factor in today’s healthcare and subjective wellbeing sector as it plays a major role in improving the healthcare system and governments approach to health care policies. Marks (2011) describes health psychology as an applied field which relates to the application of psychological knowledge and techniques of health, healthcare systems and illnesses in addressing human health , social and biological problems. (Marks et al, 2011, p11). Because health psychology gives its emphasis to major approaches like the behavioural approach, the cognitive-behavioural, psychophysiological, clinical psychology, general systems theory approaches et al, these theories will always make a great positive impact on addressing human problem, because the main role of health psychology is to apply health psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health, the analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation, the prevention of illness and disability and the enhancement of outcomes of those who are ill or disabled (APA Divison 38).
Nurses can also build partnerships with doctors and collaborate with health care workers, to help improve the health care system in the United States. The IOM sees the nurse as a great leader, but they are not being used to their full potential due to challenges like policy regulation, high turnover of nurses, the aging workforce and the difficulty to find a job coming out of school. The ANA in a press release, agreed with the IOM report and acknowledged the need for nurses to step up and meet the challenges of the changing and advancements in the health care system, (McNamara, 2010). IOM Recommendations The Institute of Medicine report recommended that leaders in nursing should work together to help improve the number of nurses with a BSN degrees from 50 percent to 80 percent by the year 2020.
Ethical Issues in Nursing This book examines major ethical issues in nursing practice. It eschews the abstract approaches of bioethics and medical ethics, and takes as its point of departure the difficulties nurses experience practising within the confines of a biomedical model and a hierarchical health care system. It breaks out of the rigid categories of mainstream health care ethics (autonomy, beneficence, quality of life, utilitarianism…) and provides case studies, experiences and challenging lines of thought for the new professional nurse. The contributors examine the role of the nurse in relation to themes such as informed consent, privacy and dignity, and confidentiality. Nursing accountability is also considered in relation to the contemporary Western health care system as a whole.
Running Head: Effective Leadership Effective Leadership and Management Faithann Alsip Nursing 492 Janice Hess June 4, 2012 Effective Leadership Abstract Management and leadership go hand in hand. Organizations that have good management can achieve their mission statement when their employees take an active role in the achievement of these goals. In the profession of nursing, nurses are expected to fill many different roles independently and as a member of a team. The function of a leader is to achieve a consensus with the group about goals, maintain company structure by accomplishing goals, and supply necessary information to help provide direction and clarification to maintain satisfaction, cohesion, and performance (Sullivan & Decker, 2009). How Does Leadership Differ From Management?
INTRODUCTION to the Nurse Manager Inventory Tool The critical influence of nurse managers in shaping healthy work environments is undeniable. Of every leadership role in health care today, a nurse manager has the most direct impact on the care and services that patients and families require throughout their health care experience. Theirs is a far-reaching role with particular impact on achieving a professional culture that successfully recruits and retains expert nurses. In today’s dynamic and complex health care environments, safe and effective care will only be assured when health care leaders can make their optimal contribution to the effort. Nurse managers must not only fulfill their daily responsibilities, they must lead the change demanded that will secure a bright future for American health care.
Even though nurses work together as a unit, it always helps to have a leader. The leader is a more experienced nurse then other member of the nursing team. This gives other nurses someone to look up to and feel comfortable going to during a difficult situation and when you need assistance. Leadership Transitioning In the article The Future of Nursing Leadership: A Commentary, by Kenneth R. White, FACHE, he describes how nursing leaders play a larger role then only on the units. According to White, K. R. (2014) “Nurse were the original servant leaders—at the patient’s beside and in communities- and now they are perfectly positioned to take their experience with leadership to a heightened level.
Introduction Effective leadership by professionals is crucial in all healthcare organizations. The way workers define leadership has changed from generation to generation, however, a common description of leadership is the motivating behavior of an individual directing the activities of a group towards a shared goal. (Ward, 2017) Influencing group activities and coping with change are some of the key aspects that an individual in a leadership role will be working towards. According to an article, "management is about coping with complexity" and "leadership is about coping with change", therefore, both aspects are critical to a successful leader. (Blumenthal, Bernard, Bohnen, & Bohmer, 2012).