Strong relationship does engage the team to work together and here the nurse leader’s role is important as they need to be fair with all their team members at all times. The nurse leader need to understand that as a human everyone does occasionally makes mistakes. If criticize is required, the nurse leaders need to be more tactful and give constructive feedback rather than destructive feedbacks. An effective nurse leader will be able to built an atmosphere where everyone respect each other and putting the team first, making it clear to the team that the nurse leader is more interested in group achievement rather than personal gains. It is not doubtful that there are many challenges that the nurse leaders need to face in order to carry out their role effectively and
These small similarities; however, do not distract the characters from fighting for their individual beliefs. Both McMurphy and Nurse Ratched approached their leadership in different ways. McMurphy uses transformational leadership, which is a leader that “must perform some combination of the transactional functions (plan, direct, organize, control) in order to build respect and trust… [and the] leader gets people to work towards some higher purpose or goal” (O’Connor). In other words, it is a leader who achieves a “higher goal”, while “build[ing] respect and trust” from the people. On the other hand, Nurse Ratched uses authoritarian leadership, which is when “Policies [are] determined by the leader.
Whilst, a manager devotes to control and manage the human and material resources by applying leadership skills to accomplish the organizational goals. Hence, understanding the existing works of literature; a nurse leader and a manager work in coordination toward a common goal although, their position within the health care hierarchy is different. According to AANAC (2014) there are five major leadership styles namely, democratic, autocratic, transformational, servant and lassies-fair leadership. No leadership style can be said the best suit to be employed because it depends on the circumstances and the nature of the organization (Burn 2003). However, the author argues that an ideal style that a nurse leader can use is the transformational leadership style which is characterized by building the inter-professional relationship, motivating and encouraging the staff in decision making, being confidence in action and sharing the visions and missions (AANAC
In this quote, McMurphy essentially states that Nurse Ratched wants the patients to follow her rules and continue to be under her control so she gets them where it hurts the worst, that is, their manhood. She derives a great deal of her power from her ability to infantilize, humiliate and emasculate the men - to render them sexless (Vitkus, 77). Later, during their same fight, McMurphy says, “What I want to know is am I safe to try to beat her at her own game” (Kesey, 68)? By saying this, McMurphy implies that he is going to try and go against Nurse Ratched and make some changes to the ward. He is set on making changes and gaining power, therefore, beginning his “conquest” against Nurse
Inspirational motivation gives the nurse leader ability to inspire and motivate the nursing staff in a visible active way and form relationship that is nurturing with the nurses and other medical staff. Idealized influence puts the nurse leader on the toe of being an effective, positive role model by doing as says and never asking the staff nurse to do something that the leader him/herself cannot do. The nurse leader is able to be consistent in words and actions that are professional and supportive. Transformational leadership practice improves job satisfaction and patient outcomes and enabling achievement through shared
He establishes the connection between masculinity and by emphasizing the effort Nurse Ratched puts forth to hide her feminine features. This connection is again highlighted after Billy performs a masculine act and is able to resist the Nurse’s control. In society, women are routinely placed in submissive roles while men get to enjoy the positions of power. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest furthers this idea by stressing the necessity to hide all femininity in order to gain a position of power not traditionally held by women. Nurse Ratched is only able to gain such an iron grip over the patients by taking away from the masculinity of them.
I was lucky enough to do that task two more times and felt comfortable while executing that task. Conclusion All the qualities mentioned above are the qualities that make a good and an effective nursing leader. However, from these examples we can see that having leadership qualities does not always refer to those who are managers. Nursing staff I worked with, my fellow students, faculty who have taught me also possess these
However, despite the many difficulties, nurse leaders need to promote a working environment that is open to embracing change that is backed by evidence-based practices. With the correct balanced of quality patient centered care, financial accountability, and the innovation of evidence-based researched care, nurse leaders can lead other nurses to uphold these ambitious standards. Furthermore, by questioning outdated processes, conducting nursing research, and showing enthusiasm for evidence-based practices, the healthcare industry can be strengthened one nurse at a
Kesey has used characterisation to get the idea that in this novel there are aspects of venerability and strength. In Nurse Ratched’s case, Kesey has made it so that she is shown with strength and power over the whole ward, including the black men in white, other nurses, and mainly the patients. An example of Nurse Ratched’s power over the patients is when she says to Billy Bibbit, “What worries me, Billy, ' she said- I could hear the change in her voice- 'is how your mother is going to take this.” This shows how one sentence was able to debilitate Billy into begging Nurse for forgiveness and restraint of telling his mother. There is an obvious idea presented by Kesey that the Nurse is dominant over Billy, who has become very vulnerable. Nurse Ratched is shown as a character of strength by the way the writer has created her character.
The skills will help the leader to be more capable of handling situations the way they display themselves, (Jeong & Fadzlina, 2012). The theory is also popularly used because gives the leader the capacity to develop a high self-esteem and self-confidence. When a leader has developed these skills, the leader is therefore capable of influencing others while trying to handle different situations in different times. In addition, self-confidence gives