Leadership has many definitions. Chin, Desormeaux, and Sawyer (2016) define leadership as a relationship between followers and a leader with the intent to promote change through a mutual vision. Therefore, leaders are active influences in the outcome of organizations, through their decision-making, strategies, and influence on followers (Dinh et al., 2014). Additionally, in the nursing context, it has been documented that a leader 's style plays a factor in patient outcomes (Fischer, 2016). Indeed, in an ever-changing, complex health care environment, nursing leadership has become a crucial factor in managing challenges and maintaining patient safety (Fischer, 2016).
The theoretical framework gives a detailed reason to why the highlighted research ques-tion exists. Orem’s self-care deficit theory of nursing is the theoretical framework relat-ing to this research because the theory is further divided into three sub-theories in which requisite are line with the following: Individual stages of development and goals, Health conditions, Developmental states, Energy consumption and expenditure, Atmospheric conditions and also the theory gives room to investigate possible causes of malnutrition alongside nurse’s intervention by assessing the need for care, approaches and required interventions. According Orem in 2001, nursing can be viewed as part of the health sector that provides authorized care to individuals.
Effective communication is one of the most fundamental tools of the nursing practice. Communication involves two parties the conveyor and the recipient, in which information is exchanged through personal and interpersonal mediums (verbal and non-verbal forms), allowing the message conveyed to be received and understood. Ultimately effective communication in healthcare reduces barriers constructed by language and cultural differences etc, creating a safe environment for the client in which they can actively participate in positive health-related behaviours. This explanatory synthesis will explore the concept of self- awareness in relation to therapeutic communication and how it significantly influences nurse-client rapports. It will also
However, from the perspective of the nursing practice, it should be noted that the occurrence of nursing leadership is an evidential fact of a natural development of the profession and overall advancement of the nurse’s role in the healthcare industry. Leadership in nursing is a crucial and vital step for the whole profession and future specialists, whose responsibilities, duties, professional, and personal qualities will only expand throughout the years. The healthcare industry is in high demand of cultivating new leaders, especially in the position of the nursing staff, as this particular job is exceptionally demanding and makes a powerful impact on the patient safety rates and overall treatment outcomes. With the constant patient overflow, highly stressful working conditions, increasing responsibility for the therapeutic and diagnostic decisions healthcare specialists are facing professional burnout more frequently (Scully, 2015, p.4). However, with effective leaders present in different branches of the industry the number of preventable medical errors might significantly decrease, and the quality of medical procedures and services might improve, accordingly.
The practice of nursing evolves daily from theories and philosophies that are proven by researchers, resulting in growth of the medical profession and advanced evidence based knowledge. Philosophies According to Alligood (2014b), philosophies are specific theories that focus on one or more metaparadigm concepts in a wide spectrum philosophical way (p. 43). For a person to understand philosophies it is required to understand the knowledge type, metaparadigms. Metaparadigm Metaparadigm is the vast perspective of a discipline and a way to describe a concern specifically to a profession or department (Alligood, 2014b, p.42).
Finkelman, describes power as the ability to influence others and their decisions (2012). Based on Finkelman’s description of power I would consider myself as a powerful nurse. Often as a registered nurse, I have to utilize the power of persuasion through education and patient empowerment to convince and promoted healthy behavior changes to decrease re-hospitalizations. Furthermore, as an employee I am on a quality and improvement committee that meets monthly to identify ways the hospital can improve quality care, reduce cost, and implement evidenced bases cares/interventions. In comparison with my previous hospital employers it is my personal opinion that my employer is considered a safe place for nursing when it comes to patient to
The different leadership styles include: autocratic leadership, democratic leadership, bureaucratic leadership, laissez-faire leadership, and transformational leadership. The type of leadership that I exhibited two years ago during my Adult Medical-Surgical clinical rotation was autocratic leadership. According to Cope (2017), autocratic leadership is a form of transactional leadership, in which one person leads and controls the situation, makes decisions, and gives the group orders. It is evident that I demonstrated autocratic leadership because I was controlling and demanding during this particular situation. I gave everyone orders to stop what they were doing when the patient’s IV line was tangled and came up with a plan for everyone to follow.
Professional vigilance is the essence of caring in nursing. This article uses historical and theoretical bases to define professional vigilance and discuss its components. Two types of nursing diagnoses, central and surveillance, are proposed. Central diagnoses indicate the need for the nurse to plan and implement interventions for the achievement of outcomes. North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA)-approved diagnoses fall in this category.
My leadership in nursing is grounded in the knowledge of the needs of patients; knowledge of skills, individual characteristics and needs of the staff employees; and objectives implemented by the group. The strongest feature of is the stimulation of motivation for each employee to develop their potential, and to take care of a particular patient where the employee recognises that he was considered the best qualified who provided with a service that meets his needs . My leadership in nursing allows me to implement the actions with a view to achieving higher levels of efficiency in care in health and nursing, while in the professional practice law and the code of ethics I find support for the development of process of nursing leadership. According to the theory, the restrictions and requirements the hospitals hinder intimidate the professional nursing as to argue in front of such situation.
Models of nursing care help support the delivery of high quality care. Models of care provide us with a theory about people, their environment, their health and the role of nurses in their care. Models of care provide guidance for planning and delivering care. These nursing care models aid the development of principles and philosophies at ward level or in a hospital setting.
1) Currently I am working as a nurse supervisor for multiple nursing homes. My leadership practices are consistent with the changing goals of the nursing homes. We are continuously progressing toward a better patient care and our satisfactory rates are great. Based on feedbacks from directors, staff and patients; we continuously evaluate and re-evaluate our success and we adopt our new policy based on multiple factors such as state laws, accidents, and feedbacks and so on. For example, some of our patients from second floor escaped from our facility and police found them and returned them.
Nurses are a vital part of the health care system and the leaders that manage their performance can affect their productivity, trust, and even acceptance of change. The purpose of this paper is to discuss my style of leadership based on a leadership style survey. I will also describe what leadership and management theories align with my leadership style. After presenting my leadership style, I will discuss the work environment that this style would be successful in. I will conclude with three key behaviors that will demonstrate the skills of a successful leader.