Team building can provide business with the skills they need to work more cohesively as a group. Nurses are especially used to working within teams to accomplish a goal. It is surprising that a large industry like healthcare would not place more emphasis on team building as a part of organizational success. The article even mentions that, on an educational level, team building is not a critical skill for nursing. Nursing seems like an ideal industry in which to practice team building.
Teamwork may be one of the most important professional characteristics in healthcare. Nurses act as advocates for the rights of their patients and are frequently involved in ethical issues and ethical decision-making processes. The professional nurse should be aware of and familiar with patient rights. The nurse must evaluate their own professional and personal values, reassessing them
Nurses have a great opportunity to shape the future of the nursing practice through therapeutic communication Armold&Boggs, (2011). While nursing is fundamentally about communicating care and care is at the heart of the nurse client relationship, many problems still remain in the clinical area due to a lack of effective communication. This is supported by Crawford,( 1998).Communication is a key skill of modern nursing practice. Therapeutic Communication is one of the most valuable tools that nurses have to build good interpersonal relationship or trust. I felt the need to develop therapeutic relationship with the patients so that they could feel they could put their trust in me ,also that I was there to listen and talk to them not just care for them.Cutcliff and Mckenna (2005) states that you can gain comfort from drawing on your interpersonal skills, having strength and endurance, feeling self confident , having sufficient competence,beingpeace and ease with oneself and also having a sense of being valued and useful.
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.
They can ensure smooth handoffs as the patient transitions through the continuum. They often prevent medication errors, reduce infection rates and facilitate patient transitions from hospital to home. (Howell, 2013) Nurses at every level take a leadership role through knowledge and caring. Demonstrating understanding of the person, health and environment helps to drive nursing practice and patient care. (AONE, 2010) Leadership is not just managing but facilitating.
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?
People trust and depend on nurses, and I will have the ability to win their trust and become their healer. My main focus will be caring for people, I agree with Nightingale’s theory of nursing; she focused on caring and helping people coping with their environment and situation (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2011, p. 44). Also, I highly agree with Peplau’s theory, this theory emphasizes the importance of patient and nurse interpersonal relationship and determines its importance for caring patient (Potter et al., 2011, p. 44). These two theory guides me to achieve my values and belief towards nursing which are altruism which is a act of selfless care and developing strong bond between my patient and me helps my patients become dependable and make me accountable and responsible towards them. My definition of nursing has not changed; it is basically caring for people and being able to connect
Life cycle theory of leadership. Training and Development Journal, 23(5),26-34. This was the journal article that first presented the theory. The Situational Leadership Theory is based on previous studies of leader behavior; it belongs to the family of behavioral contingency theories of leadership. The theory focuses on the leader’s supervisory behaviors, the leader's ability to adjust and act in various situations, and the leader's ability to identify and work with a range of levels of follower task and psychological maturity.
The field is competitive and need to stay up to date. I’ve come to value the importance of having mentors. I have had great mentors that have given both positive and negative feedback. I’ve worked at the bedside so long hat I have this feeling of what the nurse goes through and I understand it from her perspective as well as administrative perspective. The best way to lead is to show, so being able to relate to the staff.
“As a manager, you must create a communication bridge between you and the people who report to you. The purpose of this bridge is for you to connect with each of your employees and for them to connect with you. If you convey the attitude that you care enough about your employees to really listen to them, you can solidify a two-way connection that is mutually rewarding” (Parkinson, J. R., & Grossman, J. H.,2010, pg.91). Being an effective nurse leader requires establishing an excellent rapport with the nursing team and having the perseverance of imbedding the overall vision into the entire nursing team. “Strong leadership includes having a clear vision and communicating it clearly and passionately to inspire willing participants in the collaborative process of realizing the vision.