The Importance Of Honesty In Nursing

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Winston & Patterson (2003) define leadership as: A leader being one or more people who selects, equips, trains, and influences one or more follower(s) who have diverse gifts, abilities, and skills and focuses the follower(s) to the organization’s mission and objectives causing the follower(s) to willingly and enthusiastically expend spiritual, emotional, and physical energy in a concerted coordinated effort to achieve the organizational mission and objectives. Positive qualities in a successful leader For a leader to be effective there are certain qualities they must possess and portray. Honesty is major part of being an effective leader because if employees, colleagues or patients do not trust a nurse the ability to be an effective leader is compromised and…show more content…
The nurses reported it to the charge nurse, the patient, the physician and initiated an incident report for a medication error and the nurse who gave the second dose was very concerned and upset. Honesty and accountability cross closely together in this situation but both nurses were honest and upfront about their mistake, learnt from it and monitored the patient closely for bleeding for the next twenty-four hours. Being honest and accountable makes for the best working situations, maintains trust with everyone involved and makes nurses great leaders. Communication is one of the biggest components in nursing. I do not know if there is one specific example for communication I can come up with, almost every area I have ever been too there is a positive example of communication being used. Communication between disciplines with the patient’s best interest in mind. Communication between the nurse and social worker when a patient expresses interest in going to a detox center to get help with an addiction. Communication between two nurses on a team about patient care and what has happened or changed when each of them come back from break. Currently, observing the patient rounds where
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