A leader in nursing profession requires the same common qualities as any influential person in any other line of work. But, as observed by the student nurse during practicum and after reading the scholarly discourses in the reference list, the following characteristics seem especially necessary for a nursing leader to possess: communication, inter-personal skill, mentoring, delegation and integrity. According to Bach & Ellis (2011), understanding communication and developing good communication skills are critical to effective nursing leadership. “People often assume that communication is simply giving information to another person” (Whitehead et al., 2007, p. 80). This is often not the case, sometimes the nursing leaders have
This paper will provide understanding of the theory of nursing, key concepts of the theory of comfort, and how these concepts and theories are relatable to current nursing leadership. The Importance of Nursing Theory Nursing theory is a key component of effective nursing. Nursing theory establishes principles, rationales, and helps enhance overall knowledge of nursing (Davidson, 2012). The common question that arises in nursing school is “Why do we need to learn nursing theories?”. Although it may seem cumbersome to learn, having a firm understanding and knowledge of nursing theory will one day allow the student nurse to develop a nursing theory of their own.
Abstract Planning and delegating nursing care efficiently and effectively is an essential skill for all registered nurses to develop and master. The nursing process will assist the registered nurse to effectively plan and implement nursing interventions as well as to appropriately delegate nursing interventions to co-workers. Additionally, following the professional standards for nurses will assist in safely managing a patient load. Equally important is the use of communication. Effective communication is essential to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes, as is effective communication between nurses and the multidisciplinary team.
In doing so, the author will try to analyse the aspects that empower the midwife as well as how clinical autonomy is enabled in each setting. The report has been written specifically for those midwives who believe that it is more advantageous to work at a MLU rather than CLU as it allows them to practice more autonomously. It aims to demonstrate that it is possible to challenge the boundaries of midwifery regardless of the clinical setting. For this to happen a change in attitudes among the midwives who work in a CLU is required, thus hoping to increase awareness of what is possible in a hospital culture and what is actually already happening BACKGROUND The “Changing Childbirth Report” launched by the Department of Health (1993) emphasised the importance of woman-centre care. One of the points discussed was the choice of women regarding where they gave birth.
The contribution of the whole team will improve the quality and continuity of the care and provide the best outcomes for the patient. Delegation and Teamwork It is obvious that Ms. W is concerned about Ms. R so the nursing supervisor should approach her with that in mind. She should speak to her privately and find out the reasons why she is not delegating some of the tasks to the team. There are many barriers to delegation such as thee person feels they can do the task themselves, inadequate training in delegation, and reluctance to depend on others. The nursing supervisor should explain the importance of delegation in improving workflow and influencing positive patient outcomes.
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?
Why I Chose Nursing Being a nurse is a very influential and rewarding profession. Nurses care for people through illness, injury, pain, loss, dying, grieving, birth, growth, aging and health. They not only care for people through illness, but they also promote health, prevent diseases and educate the public. We all know that nursing is a field that is concerned with helping people, yet I believe that in becoming a nurse, a person needs more than that desire to succeed. It is essential for a nurse to be open, strong, determined, thoughtful and caring.
An equal nurse-patient relationship is important in order to ensure that safe, effective and personal health care is delivered and that the patients’ needs are appropriately met (The Health Foundation, 2012). Briant and Freshwater (1998) discuss how the development of the nurse-patient relationship may be effected; they further this, stating that everyone differs in regards to their personal boundaries and how they perceive interpersonal interactions from others. In consideration of this, in order for a nurse to develop the required skills in order to form an effective nurse patient relationship, they must recognise the individual boundaries of their patients. The professional expectation of nurses is very high and this is something which is greatly acknowledged within society. The media is very influential in regards to how society perceives nurses; this is something which has altered the image of nursing within the past, (Benison and Voogd, 2008) Appropriate examples of cases which have been focused upon within media will be underlined and discussed throughout this essay.
Reflection, critical thinking and analysis are important for enrolled nurse’s practice and education because it a matter of life and death for their patient and for their loved ones. So reflection has becomes the important concept in nursing and so as Critical Thinking ,which is skilled work that is not true everyone can naturally endowed with the ability to think clearly and logically - without learning how, or without practicing." (Alfred Mander 1947) .So on analysis plays the same part in nursing field. In order to completely understand reflective reasoning and personal development in relation to your development in the Nursing field one have to define the both terminology .Personal Development mean to conduct activities which increases awareness, which increase the potential which will finally improve the quality of life. While on the other hand reflective reasoning where we can apply learning and insight of others into their work.
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.