Democratic leadership also known as participative leaders, this style encourages participation from everyone but she has the final say in the end decision. Her democratic leadership style allowed more nurses to have a voice in their roles. This style of leadership can show the staff under her supervision feel that their opinions are heard, build morale in themselves and may reduce the amount of workplace bullying and disruptive behaviour. However, this approach takes more time and there can be endless meetings. This style of leadership can appear if the nurse manager is not in charge.
Introduction Nurses are one of the most important people in the healthcare system. They handle just about everything that involves direct client care. They are also in charge of administering medication to clients under the order of the doctor or nurse practitioner. Sadly, the number of incidences involving medication errors are quite high. In this paper, I will talk about the numerous ways medication errors can occur and how nurses have a great role preventing them, in order to keep all clients in the healthcare system safe.
It is an honorable and humbling career that I am passionate about doing the rest of my life. Nurses are the healthcare professionals most intertwined with patient care, giving the important role of caregiver, teacher, and continuous student. Everyday brings a new opportunity and
This becomes difficult to manage when the midwife has several women and babies to care for, as well as having time to mentor students such as myself. Nurses and midwives take pride in their caring and compassionate traits. However, staffing levels may influence these important attributes. Each individual nurse is different and provides the best level of care possible, yet it is found that some nurses
I decided to develop a career in nursing due to the exceptional FCC that I have received at the BC Children 's Hospital as a patient. The HCPs treated me and my family with respect, actively listened to and addressed my concerns and incorporated my family into my care. The concepts of the PCC were introduced to me in nursing school and I was passionate about PCC and have tried to implement relevant concepts while having my clinical practicum in adult acute care settings. I found that due to the high patients to nurse ratio and the inadequate time management skill I possessed, it was challenging to build a good rapport with patients and provide individualized PCC to them. The concept of FCC was introduced to me as the standard of pediatric health care during the preparation course of this preceptorship and it immediately drew my attention.
I have read Laura Swartzendruber 's post and agree with her comments on strategies to keep nurses current on policies that impact their practice. As professional nurses, it is imperative that we are able to keep current on policies and procedures (P&P) that influence our current nursing practice. With the advancement in healthcare, there are constantly new expectations regarding treatments, rules, regulations, P&P ' s. A few identified strategies that enable nurses to keep up the current policies include focusing on the changes in your department that is relevant to your practice.
Collaboration with your interdisciplinary team in nursing. Why collaboration is important to provide high quality and safe patient care Nursing in the last 20 years has changed dramatically. Even as a young licensed Practical Nurse I knew that being able to communicate with my fellow interdisciplinary team was going to be highly important. Not only for the care of the patients and their families, but to also gather the needed information to stay up to date on all changes in the facet of the healthcare industry.
My work environment is in skilled nursing where we are task oriented and staff must have the knowledge and flexibility to adjust to a rapidly changing environment that involves not only our residents but also their immediate and sometimes extended families. Due to the nature of elder healthcare and the increasing acuity of those being admitted, staff requires an extended body of knowledge and skills from the management of a patient’s rehabilitation to death and dying. Our current communication between staff and management can be varied with messages left on the online communication board, staff meetings, or postings about the facility. Floor and nursing staff education levels vary widely from high school graduates to master prepared nurses
Introduction Burnout syndrome is common in the healthcare field. Burnout syndrome has been research by many, many of the research has been geared towards nurses to determine how prevalent burnout syndrome is. Emergency care nurses face vast challenges related to the care that is demanded by the patient. The amount of stressors and burnout syndrome are linked, the more stressors the nurse is exposed to the higher the risk for burnout syndrome becomes. Burnout syndrome has an adverse effect on the organization, the nurse, and the patient.
Health care careers like nursing are meant to be all about taking care of the ill and the hurt, to show compassion to others that need medical care. Nurses go into their career because of their passion to help and heal the sick. Although nurses are compassionate caregivers, they also cope with a variety of workplace stressors, many of which can lead them to demonstrate less than effective emotional responses at any given time (Littlejohn). There needs to be a substantial change to prevent these stressors from causing such a burnout in the nursing field such as adding more staff to help, to the prevention of the older nurses bullying the younger incoming nurses.
Changing the Health care system is hard to do due to the fact that it is very slow to change. Burns, Bradley, and Weiner (2012) states that there are a few issues that make it hard for them to change. The first one is the ferderal government, the government is the biggest payer by reimbursing health care through set prices. Second is consumerism, which can be found as consumer direscted health plans (CDHPs) and health savings accounts (HSAs), medicine offered by physicians to avoid organizations like managed care, person health records, healthcare financial services, and employer wellness programs (Burns, Bradley, and Weiner, 2012). Third, the health care delivery which is controlled by the medical profession that controls up to 85 percent of spending.