Essay On Effective Leadership In Nursing

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Introduction A decade into the 21st century effective leadership is becoming increasingly apparent (McLean2007). Effective leadership in this context is no more important than in contemporary nursing. The writer works in a leading academic hospital, holding a senior nurse position for the last 2 years. In a competitive world of leaders in the health sector many of them are highly skilled, experienced and have dynamic qualities to lead the health services. Moreover, leaders and managers take extended roles, due to increase in demands. Even though there is a lot of pressure, high standards of care should be delivered with less manpower on board. Healthcare is complex and requires effective leaders to lead and adopt the change . (Rolfe 2011). Effective leadership is offered as the key to functional and supportive work environment for nurses and other health professionals. Dandson et al. (2006) explains leadership as…show more content…
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