Management and quality improvement are essential in clinical practice and healthcare. The focus of this piece of writing is to discuss the impact of leadership and quality improvement in improving the quality of healthcare for patients. Leadership and quality improvement practices are essential in providing high quality patient care, it should not be considered to be an issue beyond the staff nurse Leadership Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills Communication skills are essential for effective leadership. The healthcare organisation is complex and fast paced, the need to be heard and understood is critical to the delivery of high quality care. Leaders listen to those around them, they are willing to accept the diverse set of views
A good and efficient leadership in the implementation of diverse nursing roles are seen to have a great impact on addressing concerns and eventually believe in retaining dedicated nurses in their respective units to carry on their noble responsibilities. Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. Good leaders are made, not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader (Jago, 1982). Leadership can be learned and nurtured.
Reflective practice is an extremely valuable method for health professionals to guarantee the prosperity of a diverse scope of patients and to enhance the way health professionals work by aiming to make a more proactive and qualified proficient (Dawber, 2012). Following an analysis of literature, benefits of reflective practice for registered nurses (RN's) were outlined. These benefits
The Heart of a Nursing Coat of Arms Although the profession of nursing embodies numerous traits, the core traits I believe best symbolize nursing are; trustworthiness, being knowledgeable, compassionate, respectful and caring. The traits I will discuss in further depth are compassion, respect and knowledge. These three qualities I will apply to real life nursing situations. I will define how they are showcased by inspiring nursing teams and how far these traits take one in not only their nursing pursuit but also their everyday lives. For the compassionate nurse I will discuss, compassion literacy, delivering compassionate care, barriers to compassionate care and compassion fatigue and how countless nurses overcome this reoccurring response.
Transformational Leadership in Nursing Introduction Transformational Leadership is the moral ability of a person to make sound judgment and wise decision to influence and inspire others to perform the best outcome even in the critical situation. It is the ability to guide others not just in words, but also by example. Nurses are able to cultivate trust and harmony and establish good relationship with their patients and co-workers through effective and constant communication and intervention. They respond to the basic needs and expectation (Rousel, 2011), they set aside their personal interest for the benefit of their patients and the organization. Transformational leader promotes health care with genuine concern to consider the emotional sensitivity
Through effective engagement with the patient it can instil a sense of connection and in turn the patient will actively participate throughout the interview. Effectively engaging is ultimately the foundation for motivational interviewing. In order for patients to feel connected and comfortable, nurses must be open minded, compassionate as well as providing reassurance in order to create relaxed environment for patients to voice both positive and negative feelings in relation to behavioural change (Resnicow, K & Blackburn. D
Empirical Referents Empirical referent studies support Watson’s theory by affirming the existence of a positive relationship between patient satisfaction and nurse caring behaviors in numerous clinical settings. Nursing education plays a significant role in the achievement the caring concept and is accentuated throughout the nurse's professional career (Labrague, Mcenroe-Petitte, Papathanasiou, Edet, & Arulappan, 2015). Patient satisfaction is a measurable component used to determine the care received from nurse clinicians. Stroehlein (2016) indicates that although there is a large constituent of many occupations, caring in the nursing occupation assumes an exceptional meaning with a higher purpose. Caring is multifaceted and comparable have determined individuals whose intention is to open the eyes of the society through rendering high quality patient care (Stroehlein, 2016).
Organizational Culture and Nursing Leadership Organizational culture is defined as "the set of key values, assumptions, understandings, and norms that is shared by members of an organization and taught to new members as correct," (Azanza, Moriano, & Molero, 2013). Organizational culture and leadership has been shown to have a direct correlation to staff retention, staff satisfaction, and work performance, especially in the nursing workforce. Although they each work in their own way, they are both important concepts in building a strong organization and impact one another in different ways. The relationship between organizational culture and leadership contributes to either the increase or decrease in performance, staff retention, and satisfaction. Hospital administrators continue to place a strong focus on evidence based practice and research to increase these factors in an effort to provide the highest level of patient care.
As a nurse manager, it is important to show support for an impaired colleague. Transformational leadership goes beyond inspiring and motivating followers and instead emphasizes the importance of interpersonal relationship (Sullivan, 2017, p. 46). Transformational leaders appeal to individuals’ better selves by inspiring and using power to instill a belief that followers also have the ability to do exceptional things (Sullivan, 2017, p.
Innovative role of the future nurse leader in improving patient care and sustaining healthy work environment. Introduction: McCarthy (2014) defines leadership as the propensity of achieving extraordinary results of an organization through ordinary people. Similarly, Charlton (2000) states that a good leadership is credible of changing an ordinary person to contribute extraordinary accomplishment during difficulties, making positive change and consistently working toward long-term common goals of an organization. However, Buhler (2006) defines leadership slightly different, which says leadership is commonly described as the art and science of influencing a group toward the achievement of goals. According to the American Association of College
This leads to a process of actions and reaction resulting in an interaction. An interaction is the goal directed portion of relationship built upon perception and communication. This leads to a transition, which is when mutually valued, as goals are achieved. Building a nurse-patient relationship with good communication is the key to mutually work towards an attainable goal to improve the patient 's’ health and quality of life. According to King “If nurses with special knowledge and skills communicate appropriate information to clients, mutual goal setting and goal attainment with occur” (as cited in McEwen & Wills, 2014, p. 176).