NUR Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing NUR 492 October 1, 2012 Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing Effective leadership and management are an essential part of any health care facility. Portraying excellence in this part of health care is necessary to deliver quality care to patients. The core to any facility is nursing and acquiring the best leadership and management is the key to any facility. Therefore, behavior, involvement, demeanor, and discipline of a healthcare facility start with their leadership, which develops the commitment and drive for this facility. This paper will explain the difference between leadership and management, explain characteristics of an effective leader, and last illustrate views of leadership.
Education is a huge part of patient care and the FHA provides educational meetings and training programs to accelerate improvement of care and safety. According an article in the Miami Herald several South Florida hospitals have been under scrutiny for several different safety issues. These safety issues include bed sores, blood clots and an increase in patient falls (Chang, 2014). Nurses and doctors play a huge role in preventing these accidents and making the hospital setting a safer place for patients. Increased education and awareness can help to decrease the incident of hospital acquired illnesses.
The goals focus on the Institute of Medicine’s description of needed objectives. It outlines their plan to achieve quality within that facility. It further discusses steps needed to be taken in order to realize the objectives with good information describing why each step is crucial in the process. This article provides a great outline for why quality control is needed within any healthcare setting and a source of possible solutions in order to realize the goal. The authors have strong backgrounds in the medical field as directors in managing care as well as planning strategies (Anderson, Amarasingham, & Pickens, 2007).
Ethical Self-Assessment HCS/545-Health Law and Ethics September 15, 2014 Kenneth Pincus Ethical Self-Assessment The history of healthcare is one of constant discovery, progress, and invention. Health law and ethics describes the behavior of the professionals operating within the health care industry. Those involved in this decision-making process must consider ethical principles including justice, autonomy, beneficence and nonmaleficence as well as professional and organizational ethical standards and codes. Many factors have contributed to the growing concern in healthcare organizations over ethical issues, including issues of access and affordability, pressure to reduce costs, mergers and acquisitions, financial and other resource constraints, and advances in medical technology that complicate decision making near the end of life. Healthcare executives have a responsibility to address the growing number of complex ethical dilemmas they are facing, but they cannot and should not make such decisions alone or without a sound decision-making framework.
If the consent is not given by a patient the practice, physician, or the healthcare worker can be held liable in a lawsuit. It is also important to show empathy and compassion to a patient to make them feel that they are welcomed. A healthcare worker should also know when to draw the line with a patient to avoid any kind of harassment issues or to make the patient feel uncomfortable. In any healthcare facility a patient’s need for care should be the main priority, and the healthcare worker should make sure that the priority is met. It has also been shown in the Medical Law and Ethics course that it is a must that all healthcare workers know and understand the legal
When acquiring about an information system the organization needs to make sure that the goals of the organization drive the selection of the information system. These goals are: cost effectiveness, sharing medical information, assurance that the providers have a safe system to use, seek new information through implementation of these systems, find better comparable systems at the same cost, and to reduce liability risks. The first item is to decide who will be on the project team for creating this system. Once the project team has been established the team needs to identify the stakeholders and the role of each stakeholder of the organization and how they play in the selection and acquisition process. The stakeholders are the following: • organizational management – this person defines the business needs, goals, and objectives of the project, • project manager – this person has the main responsibility of the
It is the most essential elements of information to guide the clinician the necessary care for the patient. Collecting or gathering a patient’s health history is the most important to begin the patient’s medical intervention. According to Lloyd and Craig (2007), providing a comprehensive health history will enhance the care of a patient. The article discusses the process of taking a patient’s history to provide a beneficial guide to nurses and clinicians who can use this approach when performing an assessment. The authors were concise of explaining the process or rationales of taking a patient’s history.
Accountability is the acknowledgement and assumption of responsibility for actions within the scope of a role or position, encompassing the obligation to report, and be answerable for resulting consequences. "Accountability is the key to achieving results and helping identify the opportunities in an organization. Holding employees accountable helps them to know the satisfaction of achieving a goal and performing to a standard" (Anderson, 2012). Accountability has become a major concern in the health care industry. Along with its country and the envy of the rest of the world, health care is now struggling.
1. What insights did you take away from the article? That the whole healthcare arena must eventually be guided by the transpersonal human caring theory which honors human caring relationships and not just simply as a practice of a health profession. Healthcare practitioners, including nurses, must have a conscious commitment of protecting the dignity of the patient and take him in his totality which includes not only his body and illness but also his spirit and his deeper human experiences of life. The healthcare profession must slowly cultivate an expanded model of wholeness and healing.