Importance Of Delegation In Nursing

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Introduction
This essay will be focused on delegation and how it is linked to decision making. Delegation and decision making are both essential in the life of a nurse. To explain how delegation and decision making are important, this essay will be looking at the clinical experience of student nurse Kingston. He has had a bad clinical experience because of the failure of proper delegation.
Clinical Experience Kingston was a year 2 student nurse in ward 46 of a local hospital and he was on his second clinical posting. He was grouped together with Year 1 student nurses’ Nicole and Natasha. His clinical instructor, John, has assigned them to do a case study on any patient as a team and has appointed Kingston to be the leader. They had to present their case by the end of the week. Kingston then chose the case of bed 9, Mr Tan, who came in for a case of uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus. Kingston had not consulted the team before making the decision and started to delegate the work among them. He told them that he would find out about what the types of diabetes were while the other two student nurses should find out about other details such as the pathophysiology, causes, clinical manifestations and complications of Diabetes. Throughout the week, Nicole and Natasha were so preoccupied with the task given to them that they were not able to focus on doing their skills properly. Because of that, they were reprimanded by their clinical instructor.
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