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" (Grossman & Valiga, p. 165)
The text goes on to assert that the creation of such an environment should be at least in part facilitated by the establishment of open lines of communication. here nurses feel free to voice concerns, express positions based on professional experience and contribute to courses of treatment, feelings of morale and therefore performance levels are both likely to be higher. Therefore, the use of networking as a way of improving the multidirectional nature of communication is tantamount to helping reverse some of the negative personnel experiences demonstrated by the surveys.
As with networking, which calls for the improvement of professional lines of communication, we consider a more personal way of connecting with personnel as well. Developing Relationships is a critical part of helping to improve outcomes and experiences amongst nursing professionals. It is incumbent upon nurse leaders in this context to cultivate a sense…
Grossman, S.C. & Valiga, T.M. (2005). The New Leadership Challenge: Creating the Future of Nursing. F.A. Davis Company.
Nursing -- Leadership and Management
Davies, A., Wong, C. A., & Laschinger, H. (2011). Nurses' participation in personal knowledge transfer: The role of leader-member exchange (LMX) and structural empowerment. Journal of Nursing Management, 19(5), 632-643.
The purpose of the work.
The purpose of the work was to report results of a study testing Kanter's theory by examining relationships of structural empowerment, leader -- member exchange (LMX) quality and nurses' participation in personal knowledge transfer.
A summary of its content
The study results support Kanter's theory and the relationship between structural empowerment, LMX and nurses' participation in transfer of personal knowledge. The study concludes that health-care organizations should implement and promote policies for nurses' positive work environments so they feel empowered to transfer personal knowledge. It also concludes that nurse leaders should have relationships empowering knowledge transfer in keeping with professional standards.
3. For what type of audience the…
Nursing leadership has a direct impact on patient outcomes and quality of care. From healthcare administration to policy decisions, from shift leadership and staff management, leadership is the cornerstone of nursing. Nurses and nurse educators are paying more attention to leadership, as research consistently shows how specific leadership styles and strategies impact specific patient outcome variables. For example, Wong, Cummings & Ducharme (2013) performed a systematic review of the literature and found that leadership is linked most directly to five categories of patient outcomes including patient satisfaction, mortality rates, adverse events, complications, and healthcare utilization. Therefore, strategic leadership is critical for the provision of effective patient care.
Strong leadership creates the type of healthcare environment that is most conducive to quality of care delivery. Factors like operational organization and procedural efficiency are directly linked to leadership (Wong, Cummings & Ducharme, 2013). Likewise, staff management styles will also have a strong…
Wong, C.A., Cummings, G.G. & Ducharme, L. (2013) The relationship between nursing leadership and patient outcomes: a systematic review update. Journal of Nursing Management 21 (5), 709–724. [WWW document] URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jonm.12116/abstract [accessed 1 July 2014]
, 2010). It is perfectly conceivable that this nurse leader would welcome more collaborative or shared leadership responsibilities, particularly since the setting for empirical clinical research on this very issue was, in fact, an ICU (osengren, Bondas, Nordholm, et al., 2010).
Finally, it appears from this interview subject's input into this project that she is a competent and effective nursing leader, largely by virtue of her description of her supervisory and administrative style and inclination. However, her input lacked any substantial data on the basis of which a reviewer could evaluate her effectiveness as a clinical leader more specifically. Those particular skill sets may occur in combination but they undoubtedly also occur individually within different leaders (Stanley & Sherratt, 2010). A review of historical literature (such as in connection with Florence Nightingale) clearly demonstrates that good nursing leaders may or may not necessarily also be equally good clinical leaders (Stanley…
Armstrong, P.W. "A time for transformative leadership in academic health sciences."
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Davidson, S.J. "Complex responsive processes: a new lens for leadership in twenty-first-
century health care." Nursing Forum, 45(2); 2010: 108-117.
It has been shown through research to be critical that the organization make the provision of support for the nursing staff in terms of their education and provisioning career support as well through making time and financial allocations to provide the necessary support system in which the nursing staff may advance their education and hence their career. (Cook, Horz & Mildon, 2006; paraphrased citing the work of: Robinson, (2001 and Hinshaw (2002) Additionally falling within these provisions of support are time and financial allocations for "research, special projects and publications (Kramer & Schmalenberg, 1988; as cited by Cook, Horz, & Mildon, 2006) the research fact sheet includes the necessity for organizations to "Support a 'bias toward action' (Kramer & Schmalenberg, 1988; as cited by Cook, Horz, & Mildon, 2006); and to "Enhance nurse-staffing rations (Hinshaw, 2002; as cited by Cook, Horz, & Mildon, 2006) and lastly to provide encouragement among…
Cook, a. Hiroz, J. And Mildson, B. (2006) Strategies and Outcomes Associated Magnet Hospitals Fact Sheet II of II - Nursing Health Services Research Unit 2006 September Online available at http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:wmmvrr7kMqUJ : www.nhsru.com/factsheets/Magnet%2520factsheet%2520Part%2520II%2520of%2 520II%2520-%2520Strategies.FINAL.pdf+Nursing+Leadership:+Healthcare +organizational+analysis&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=79.
Quality First: Core Values and Concepts for Quality Leadership (2006) American Health Care Association - Provider Guidelines. Online available at http://www.ahca.org/quality/qf_corevalues.htm .
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Nursing Leaderships Role: 'Key' Factors in Organizational Analysis
Nursing Leadership Health Policy
Health Policy Change
The health policy change encompasses Medicare Part D. Medicare D. is also referred to as the Medicare prescription drug benefit. It is part of the Medicare program that is purposed to bankroll the cost of prescription drugs together with coverage payments for prescription drugs for Medicare recipients (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2016). The proposed policy change with respect to Medicare Part D is the reduction and lessening of generic drug copayments to zero. In particular, this alteration will be a form of encouragement for the use of generic drugs amongst Medicare enrollees that are poorer by all in all eradicating their costs for generic drugs. Majority of the members of Medicare Part D that are categorized as having low income give out minimal compensation or nil for Part D prescription drugs. In the past year, with respect to generics, the costs…
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2016). Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. Retrieved from: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Prescription-Drug-Coverage/PrescriptionDrugCovGenIn/Downloads/CMS-4068-F3Column.pdf
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2016). Prescription Drug Coverage - General Information. Retrieved from: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Prescription-Drug-Coverage/PrescriptionDrugCovGenIn/index.html?redirect=/PrescriptionDrugCovGenIn/
Congress.gov. (2016). Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Retrieved from: https://www.congress.gov/committee/senate-health-education-labor-and-pensions/sshr00
Schultz, J. (2016). Proposed changes to Part D are long overdue. MedicareResources.Org. Retrieved from: https://www.medicareresources.org/blog/2016/07/08/proposed-changes-to-part-d-are-long-overdue/
leadership is a theory, developed by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard, that argues "successful leaders should change their leadership styles based on the maturity of the people they're leading and the details of the task" (MindTools, 2014). This contrasts with most views prevailing in leadership scholarship, which tend to argue that leaders will have one leadership style. The underlying argument that Hersey and Blanchard are making is that in this world, there are so many different situations that arise that a single leader with just one leadership style will never be as effective as a leader who can adapt his/her style to suit the situation.
According to the Hersey-Blanchard situational leadership theory, there are four main leadership styles -- telling, selling, participating and delegating. These are then applied to four different maturity levels. The authors argue that at the lowest maturity level, the leader needs to focus on telling/directing, and…
Cummings, G., Lee, H., MacGregor, T., Davey, M., Wong, C., Paul, L. & Stafford, E. (2008). Factors contributing to nursing leadership: A systematic review. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. Vol. 13 (4) 240-248.
MindTools. (2014). The Hersey-Blanchard situational leadership theory. MindTools.com. Retrieved November 14, 2014 from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_44.htm
Schermerhorn, J. (1997). Situational leadership: Conversations with Paul Hersey.
Nursing Theories Practices
Sister Callista oy initiated the Adaptation Model of Nursing in 1976. The theory has since then evolved to be one of the prominent nursing theories. The nursing theory defines and explains the nursing care provisions. The model by oy sees an individual as a composite of systems with an interrelationship (including biological, social, and psychological). According to Haaf (2008), a person strives towards retaining a balance across the systems and the outside world, although absolute balance levels do not exist. Individuals work towards living in unique bands that they can adequately cope. The model has four major concepts of environment, person, nursing, and health and its application has six steps.
According to Kraszeski & McEwen (2010), a person is a representation of societal standards, principles, or focus. oy's model positions the individual as the bio-psychosocial being throughout a continually changing environment. The person allows for…
Butts, J.B., & Rich, K., (2012). Nursing Ethics: Across the Curriculum and Into Practice. New York: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Clark, C., (2008). Creative Nursing Leadership and Management. New York: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Clarke, V., & Walsh, A., (eds) (2009). Fundamentals of mental health nursing. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Cowen, M. Maier, P. Price, G. (2009). Study skills for nursing and healthcare students. Harlow: Pearson Longman.
Nursing Leadership and Management and Field Experience
Nursing Leadership and Management Field Experience
The problem identified concerns about patient safety and satisfaction arising out of shortage in nurse staffing. In the contemporary times, staffing has become a major issue concerning nurses, generally, and in this paper we attend to the issue in outpatient clinical settings. This problem of under-staffing of nurses has assumed significant importance and needs to urgent attention, as it has an influence on the satisfaction of the patients and more significantly their safety. An outpatient clinic cannot run if the patients have no desire or wish to go there. In addition, it becomes hazardous in risking the lives of the patients. The purpose of this research is to research the cause of understaffing on outpatient clinics together with the influences it has on patient safety and care. Additionally, the project encompasses examining the perspective of…
Gardner, J., & Walton, J. (2011). Striving to Be Heard and Recognized: Nurse Solutions for Improvement in the Outpatient Hemodialysis Work Environment. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 38(3), 239-253 15p.
Haas, S. A. (2016). Developing Staffing Models to Support Population Health Management and Quality Outcomes in Ambulatory Care Settings. Nursing Economic$, 34(3), 126-13
Halbesleben, Jonathon, Bonnie Wakefield, Douglas Wakefield, and Lynn Cooper. "Western Journal of Nursing Research." Western Journal of Nursing Research. 30(5) (2008): 560-577.
Kalisch, B., Tschannen, D., & Hee Lee, K. (2012). Missed nursing care, staffing, and patient falls. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 27(1), 6-12.
Paths to Nursing Leadership" by Bondas (2006). This qualitative study attempted to determine the motivations behind nurses entering nursing leadership programs and for seeking out jobs in management positions in healthcare. This study was also a component of a research program in nursing leadership as a whole and of evidence-based care. One of the fundamental pillars of the study as a whole has to do with the belief that nursing has not spent enough time or attention in the development of nursing leadership to benefit patient care. Bondas also asserts that there simply isn't enough research on the motives of nurses and their reasons for dedicating themselves to a career in nursing and to nursing leadership as a whole. Bondas does a sufficient job of setting a case for the fact that nursing leadership can make a consistent and positive impact on patient care. Bondas also aptly illuminates how most…
Bondas, T (2006). Paths to Nursing Leadership. Journal of nursing Management. 14(5) 332-339.
Hepatitis C Exposure Incident Report
Recently eighty patients at the Norman Regional Hospital have tested positive for Hepatitis C Employee James Hill admitted to reusing needles up to 25 time a day while administering pain medication. At least 38 cases can be positively associated with exposure at the clinic, while another 35 may be associated. As acting Nurse Manager, I have been assigned the task of developing a strategy for dealing with this situation. The following will discuss the issues and policies involved in effectively dealing either the current situation and developing a plan to prevent future similar events from occurring.
This issue is multifaceted and there are several elements to consider when dealing with the issue. The first concern is the safety of the infected patients. The second is that there many be possible violations of Federal laws involved. The third issue is to analyze the situation from a…
Bruning, S. And Ledingham, J.(1998) "Public Relations and Consumer Decisions: Effectively Managing the Relationships that Impact Consumer Behavior." Capital University. AEJMC PR Public Relations Educators Convention. 1998. New Orleans.
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Leadership Discussions First Half
Identify at least two ethical dilemmas that occur when you are in a position of leadership. What makes the dilemmas ethical? Would you expect each person to react to the dilemma in the same way?
People have different ways of reacting to dilemmas. In my position as a leader, I have encountered a situation where I had to choose tow rights. In this case, I was entangled in a dilemma because I value both student achievement and teacher autonomy when I pursue to enact policies that lower expectations. This was a heightened conflict because all school heads are public officials obligated to various people with competing interests and values. My position comes with dilemmas such as deciding whether to report teachers with questionable grading decisions. This dilemma is ethical because it puts pressure on the need to make ethical decisions. Further, in my response,…
Anthony, M. (2004). Shared governance models: the theory, practice, and evidence. Online Journal Of Issues In Nursing, 9(1). Retrieved from http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/T
Bittner, N., & Gravlin, G. (2009). Critical thinking, delegation, and missed care in nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(3):142 -- 146
DeSilets, L., & Dickerson, P. (2008). SWOT is useful in your tool kit. Journal Of Continuing
Leadership in Nursing
Excellence in leadership is an inherently innate skill set that over time emerges in the attitude, commitment and performance of subordinates. It is also reflected in how a given business unit or department coordinate, collaborates and trusts each other (Cohen, 2013). Compounding these factors are the often complex, highly intricate and often challenging aspects of managing and leading a nursing department (Swearingen, Liberman, 2004). The stresses and requirements of nursing leadership serve as a catalyst that accelerates leadership skills in nurse leaders. The challenges of orchestrating and leading a department are in many ways a crucible that leads to stronger nurse leaders capable of overcoming challenges and continually growing over time (Wong, Cummings, 2009). The most effective transformational leaders know how and when to rely on individualized consideration, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation and idealized influence (ao, 2013). Taken together these are the attributes that are essential for…
Cohen, S. (2013). Transitioning new leaders: Seven steps for success. Nursing Management, 44(2), 9.
Rao, M.S. (2013). Smart leadership blends hard and soft skills. Human Resource Management International Digest, 21(4), 38-40.
Swearingen, S., & Liberman, A. (2004). Nursing leadership - serving those who serve others. The Health Care Manager, 23(2), 100-109.
Wong, C., & Cummings, G. (2009). Authentic leadership: A new theory for nursing or back to basics? Journal of Health Organization and Management, 23(5), 522-38.
Either style may be beneficial in some situations but detrimental to organizational objectives (i.e. patient health and welfare) in others. A typical example of an appropriate use of authoritarian leadership would be in a working group consisting of individuals who have varying degrees of expertise and professional experience, particularly if they also have little experience working together as a group. On the other hand, the democratic style might be more appropriate in working groups consisting of very similarly skilled individuals with similar degrees of experience, especially where they have also worked together extensively and have demonstrated good self-management, decision-making, and collaboration within the group.
Leadership vs. Management
The principal difference between leadership and management is that leadership pertains more to people whereas management pertains more to operations (Marquis & Huston, 2008). Generally, organizational leadership involves improving the organization by addressing motivational issues and other factors that contribute to the morale…
Marquis, B.L. And Huston, C.J. (2008). Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and Application. (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
Medley, F. And LaRochelle, D.R. "Transformational leadership and job satisfaction."
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Nursing Concepts and Theory
Conceptual-Theoretical Structure paper
Personal belief about nursing theory and knowledge development process for nursing practice
All nursing theories play an important role in defining nursing and giving the roles that nurses need to play. Originally, the role of nurses was simply to carry out activities as instructed by doctors, however, over the years, this role has been changed to include more responsibilities as the nursing world has evolved. Nursing theories describe, predict and explain the various phenomena in nursing practice and thus create foundations for nursing practice. They also help to generate knowledge in the field of nursing and to point the direction which the field should develop in future. This view is supported by Carper (1978)
who states that nursing theories elaborate nursing practice and create professional boundaries for the profession. Nursing knowledge comes from research that has been conducted on nursing which forms scientific…
Anderson, A.M. (2005). Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company.
Carper, B. (1978). Fundamental patterns of knowing in nursing. Advances in Nursing Science, 1(1), 13-23.
Clark, M.J. (2003). Community health nursing: Caring for populations (Fourth ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Dayer-Berenson, L. (2010). Cultural Competencies for Nurses: Impact on Health and Illness. Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
eview On Nurses Shortage
The supply of professional nurses relative to the increase in demand for their services has been on a general decline over the years. As a career choice, nursing has been facing perennial shortage of professionals. Most healthcare organizations will affirm that their daunting tasks were recruiting fresh nurses and retaining the ones already in practice. The 2008 projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the demand for professional nurses would increase from the then two million to three million, which represents sixty percent increment. In ideal situations, the number of those who have enrolled in nursing will be sufficient to supply the rise in their number. Nevertheless, this would not be the case if nothing were done to salvage the worrying trend of most students not graduating or resorting to other careers. According to Benjamin Isgur of PWHC Health and esearch Institute,…
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2009, September, 28). Nursing Shortage Fact Sheet. USA: AACN.
Buerhaus, P.I., Staiger, D., & Auerbach, D.I. (2009). The future of the nursing workforce in the United States: Data, trends, and implications. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Blakeley, J., & Ribeiro, V. (2008). Early Retirement among Registered Nurses: Contributing Factors. Journal of Nursing Management, 16(1), 29 -- 37
Cummings, G., et al. (2008). The Relationship between Nursing Leadership and Nurses' Job Satisfaction in Canadian Oncology Work Environments. Journal of Nursing Management, 16(5), 508 -- 518.
In the emergency room, this distinction can have a determinant impact on the ability of the staff to preserve life and diminish pain and suffering.
The introduction of a bioethical perspective into this dialogue invokes a question as to the primacy of an interest in pursuing to the utmost the well-being of the patient. This speaks to one of the core values associating the principles of the ANA with the treatment outcomes desired in patiences. An examination of the ANA's Code of Ethics reveals that a theoretical basis exists to contend a direct correlation between the nurse's self-interest and that which is best for any given patient. There exists an essential obligation for such healthcare practitioners to "examine the conflicts arising between their own personal and professional values, the values and interests of others who are responsible for patient care and health care decisions, as well as those of the…
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Most conclusions on this approach were vague or indecisive in terms of social, psychological or mental significance (ice, 1978, 1981; Graen et al., 1972; Ashour, 1973).
Furthermore, over the years, many scholars have come to the realization that leadership is situational and hence there are many realistic settings like the environment, the employees, the resources, etc. that determine the characteristics needed in a leader as well as his/her business approach (Hershey and Blanchard, 1977, 1984). This is why it is important to first understand the different types of scenarios that a leader can face and then use those scenarios as the foundation on which most leadership techniques and approaches are built. This idea of leadership being situational is very helpful in outlining the methods through which leadership can be developed and has taken up a good part of the last three-decade of research (Mckenna, Boyd and Yost, 2007).
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Grayce Sills and Nursing Leadership
Grayce Sills dedicated her life's work to improving conditions for psychiatric health patients, both through reforms in the area of psychiatric nursing and through education of future generations of nurses. During the era succeeding orld ar II, the psychiatric nursing profession was making its first forays into mainstream treatment orientation. Grayce Sills would emerge into the profession during this time and, in the late 1950s and 1960s, would observe that the conditions to which psychiatric patients were often treated at this juncture were abhorrent, inhumane and inconsistent with the standards otherwise sought in general patient treatment. As a student of Hildegard Peplau, whom she refers to as the mother of psychiatric nursing, Sills would come to appreciate the need for greater demonstration of caring and compassion in this subsection of the nursing profession. (Barker, p. 79) Earning a Bachelor's Degree from…
Barker, P.J. (1999). The Philosophy and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing. Elsevier Health Sciences.
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It is thus possible for the institution to retain nurses by strengthening the interpersonal leadership and management skills that lead to empowerment within the healthcare environment. This is especially supported by studies that found that despite the fact that a nurses' pay is important, it is not as critical in enhancing retention as a positive work place or an empowered environment that promotes teamwork and encourages ongoing learning, trust, and respect. (Chan, 2001).
It must always be remembered that nursing retention is the result of a combination of factors. There is no easy solution, and managers and leaders need to choose the combination of approaches that will be effective in their specific organization, since there is no one range or combination of strategies that will fit all.
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Buerhaus, P., Staiger, D.O. & Auerbach, D.I. (2003) Is the Current Shortage of Hospital Nurses Ending? Health Affairs 22: 191-198.
Chan, C.C.A. (2001). Implications of organizational learning for nursing managers from the cultural, interpersonal and systems thinking perspectives. Nursing Inquiry, 8(3), 196-199.
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Future of Nursing
The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health
According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health, the future of medicine as a whole is inexorably tied to the future of nursing. Nurses are increasingly called upon to perform complex tasks as more of the healthcare burden gets shifted to nurses in the name of managed care and cost-cutting. The expanded population base of patients due to changes in legislation such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the aging of the population further underlines the need for appropriate education of tomorrow's nurses and the reeducation of the nurses of today. This will require major policy changes and overhauls.
First and foremost, nurses must be better prepared to cope with a population that is very different from the population nurses treated in the past. Not only is it…
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Batcheller, J.A. (2011). On-boarding and enculturation of new chief nursing officers.
Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(5), 235-239.
This article examines the on-boarding process for new chief nursing officers by examining the onboarding process for 6 new chief nursing officers. The examination is aimed at determining what type of support leaders new to an executive role requires and how to on-board leaders who are experienced, but who are new to a particular organization. The possible implications of this research is that if the on-boarding process is insufficient, then it may contribute to high turnover rates and the short length of chief nursing officer positions.
Carlson, C.L. & Plonczynski, D. (2008). Has the BARRIER cale changed nursing practice? An integrative review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63(4), 322-333.
This article examines whether the BARRIER cale, which identifies nurses' barriers to using evidence-based practice, contributed to an increase in the use of…
Storch, J., Rodney, P., Pauly, B., & Fulton, T.R., Stevenson, L., Newton, L., & Makaroff,
K. (2009). Enhancing ethical climates in nursing work environments. Retrieved September 27, 2014 from Canadian Nurse website: http://www.canadian-nurse.com/en/articles/issues/2009/march-2009/enhancing-ethical-climates-in-nursing-work-environments
The article examines the outcomes of the Leadership for Ethical Policy and Practice, which was a three-year participatory action research survey aimed at nurses, managers, and other team members. The respondents found that nurse leader support was a critical component when enacting ethical leadership initiatives. They also found that an ethical leadership model resulted in higher levels of job-related satisfaction at all levels of the healthcare management team.
Furthermore, the supervisor must have a keen understanding of the laws and guidelines of the institution so that he can help in interpreting them to the staff. During the interview, there were times when directions were asked of the manager from the employees on how to go about tackling a problem. Sometimes the problems were so technical requiring the quoting of laws. I realized that this is a vital part of the managerial skill that has to be cultivated in order to make an effective manager. Also as the manager was doing his rounds, I realized that many people were asking him to solve their problems, be it social or technical, therefore, a leader should be have the ability of solving problems in a logical and reasoned manner and also be able to motivate people towards the efficient completion of tasks.
Learning about human resource is vital to understand about…
Veo, P. (2010). Concept mapping for applying theory to nursing practice. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 26(1), 17-22.
Kingma, M. (2006). Nurses on the move: global health care Migration and the economy. Nursing Leadership, 19(2), 92-94.
Morgan, J.C., & Lynn, M.R. (2009). Satisfaction in nursing in the context of shortage. Journal of nursing management, 17(3), 401-410.
Redman, R.W., & Potempa, K.M. (2009). Nursing education in human resources in: A worldwide crisis. Collegian: Nursing Journal of the Royal College of Australia, 16(1), 19-23.
In these kinds of situations, the health care professional is taking the middle ground to satisfy both parties (which will lead to a number of challenges). This is from both sides feeling that they have won and will want more down the road. The only difference is that they are more emboldened in their position. This is problematic, because it can make the underlying situation worse in the future. (Feldman, 2008, pg. 128) (Daniels, 2004, pp. 485 -- 486)
To avoid these kinds of situations requires that compromise should be used as a solution when both sides agree to accept the proposal. This does not mean coming back in the future and exhibiting the same kind of behavior to achieve what they want. Instead, both parties have to be willing to accept the compromise completely. If this kind of approach can be taken it will create win -- win situations.…
Cavanaugh, S. (1988). The Conflict Management Style. Intensive Care Nursing, 4 (3), 118 -- 123.
Daniels, R. (2004). Nursing Fundamentals. Clifton, NY: Thomason.
DiMatteo, M. (1998). The Role of the Physician. Western Journal of Medicine. 168 (85), 328 -- 333.
Feldman, H. (2008). Nursing Leadership. New York, NY: Springer.
In fact, nursing staff should have access to mobile technologies that allow for decisions to be made instantaneously at the bedside. For example, a PDA would allow nurses to access the literature directly from the bedside without leaving the patient's care. This would help integrate the caring aspects of nursing with the more objective aspects of evidence-based practice.
3) Discuss methods and specific plan to revise an unsuccessful project solution
If the project is unsuccessful, it could be because of insufficient opportunities for application. It may be better to implement the proposed solution in specific departments in which a large number of preventable errors had been tabulated. In this way, more dramatic changes to nursing practice might have been observed. It might also be helpful to survey the various departments in the healthcare institution and discover the specific areas of concern. Then, researchers can target these areas and encourage mentors…
Nursing Culture: Overcoming Barriers to Change
Introduction and Theoretical Framework
This program of study continues personal research and professional practice in the field of nursing within the area of public and private health systems. In an era characterized by increasing calls for more efficient approaches to healthcare delivery and accountability on the part of healthcare providers, there is a growing need for identifying opportunities to overcome organizational barriers to change that facilitate the implementation and sustainment of evidence-based practices over time. In order to accomplish this challenging enterprise, the nature of existing organizational barriers must be better understood, an issue that directly relates to the problem to be considered by the study proposed herein and which is discussed further below.
Statement of the Problem
According to Mannion, Davies and Marshall et al. (2005), the results of much of the research to date have identified a relationship between nursing culture and…
Banyard, V.L., & Miller, K.E. (1998). The powerful potential of qualitative research for community psychology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 26(4), 485.
Burton, S., & Steane, P. (2004). Surviving your thesis. New York: Routledge.
Dennis, C., & Harris, L. (2002). Marketing the e-business. London: Routledge.
Department of Health. (2000). The NHS plan: A plan for investment, a plan for reform. London:
Third, lack of attention to evidence-based practice can lead to inconsistent delivery of care services.
Evidence-based practice relates to almost every aspect of health care at every stage of a client's relationship with the institution. For example, evidence-based practice informs the types of questions asked during the diagnostic procedures and might even impact the diagnosis itself (Bennett & Bennett, 2000). Evidence-based practice impacts the methods by which infections are prevented (Cantrell, 2009). Evidence-based practices impact the extent to which nurses are empowered to make sound, safe, and effective decisions (Scott & Pollock 2008). Evidence-based practice has the potential to transform the structure of a health care organization like MMH. This is because evidence-based practice changes the hierarchical structure in the organization due to the increased responsibility of nurses for conducting their own research. Alternatively, evidence-based practice can be an extension of organizational change. Health care organizations reducing the hierarchical nature…
Artinian, B.M., West, K.S., & Conger, M.M. (2011). The Artinian Intersystem Model. New York: Springer.
Bennett, S. & Bennett, J. (2000). The process of evidence-based practice in occupational therapy: Informing clinical decisions. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (2000), 47, 171-180.
Burns, N. & Grove, S.K. (2009). The Practice of Nursing Research. St. Louis, MO: Saunders.
Cantrell, S. (2009). Performing under pressure: Caring for decubitus ulcers. Healthcare Purchasing News. Aug 2009.
The author of this response has been asked to give two different leadership styles that have emerged and flourished in the nursing sphere and with the development of nurses. The two approaches shall be stated and why/how those approaches have contributed to the nursing paradigm. The Nursing Times website directly asks the question about what sort of leadership styles that "senior nurses" should exemplify and exude as part of doing their job and honing their craft. One style espoused in the response is a style that is conducive to helping nurses "apply theory to practice and encouraging them to test new skills in a safe and supportive environment" (Frankel, 2008). Of course, honing and perfecting skills is not always the easiest thing to do given that lives and such are commonly at stake. Even so, chances do exist and/or can be created and they need to be taken…
Criscitelli, T. (2016). Nursing Journals -- NursingCenter. Nursingcenter.com. Retrieved 20 January 2016, from http://www.nursingcenter.com/JournalArticle?Article_ID=1625758
Frankel, A. (2008). What leadership styles should senior nurses develop?. Nursing Times. Retrieved 20 January 2016, from http://www.nursingtimes.net/clinical-subjects/leadership/what-leadership-styles-should-senior-nurses-develop/1811643.fullarticle
ecause this is true, it is critically clear that the nursing leadership manager's role is one of a vital nature and that support for nurses in their role is the primary component that must necessarily be integral to leadership in nursing in dialysis units if the turnover of nurses is reduced to the lowest possible level. The nursing leadership manager's role is one that must proactively deal with burnout of these dialysis unit nurses instead of attempting to address these as they occur. Prevention is 'key' toward this end. As the demands grow for quality and competent nursing staff so does the need grow for competency in leadership nursing manager roles. ecause the dialysis unit nurse is very closely involved in their patient's care and because these patients are required to report for treatment several days a week for several hours a day the nurse's mental, physical and emotional state…
Aiken, L.H., & Patrician, P. (2000). Measuring organizational traits of hospitals: The Revised Nursing Work Index. Nursing Research, 49, 146-153.
Aiken, L.H., & Sloane, D.M. (1997). Effects of organization innovation in AIDS care on burnout among urban hospital nurses. Work Occupation, 42, 453-477.
Aiken, L.H., Clarke, S.P., Sloane, D.M., Sochalski, J., & Silber, J.H. (2002). Hospital nurse staffing and patient mortality, nurse burnout, and job dissatisfaction [Electronic version]. JAMA, 288, 1987-1993.
Aiken, L.H., Clarke, S.P., Sloane, D.M., Sochalski, J.A., Busse, R.A., Clarke, H., Giovanetti, P., Hunt, J., Rafferty, a.M., & Shamian, J. (2001). Nurses' reports on hospital care in five countries [Electronic version]. Health Affairs, 20, 43-53.
Nursing Leadership Priorities and Challenges
The priorities for nursing and nursing leadership are, on some levels, fundamentally simple. Nurses are simply tasked with providing the most effective care for their patient populations. This goal becomes much more nuanced when one begins thinking about how to properly achieve this goal. There is a considerable amount of research emerging in recent years surrounding this field which supports the notion that evidence-based practice is one of the efficient ways (Stevens, 2013) to improve patient outcomes. Therefore, in alignment with the chief priority of providing the best care to patients as possible, nurses must also prioritize how to do so utilizing evidence-based measures with a demonstrated efficacy in both clinical and outpatient settings.
However, justifying these two priorities creates an inherent challenge for nursing on a multiplicity of levels including those pertaining to organizations, roles, and individuals. Specifically, the difficulty lies in introducing new…
SMART Goal 1: Leadership Development
specific- Who is involved in the goal, what is the goal, where will it take place?
In regards to leadership development with the context of nursing leadership, a mentor would need to be approached. Leadership development hinges primarily on the individuals ability to learn and subsequently development needed skills. A mentor is a viable option in which to do so. As such the specific goal, as it relates to leadership development would be to acquire a mentor and meet periodically to discuss skill progression. It will take place within the confines of the hospital, either bi-weekly or monthly. In addition, another specific goal would be to identify personal areas of opportunity monthly and address those areas specifically with the mentor. In addition, the mentee will have specific metrics in which they are evaluated on in regards to leadership development. These metrics may include patient service…
Reeves, S., Macmillan, K., & van Soeren, M. (2010). Leadership of interprofessional health and social care teams: a socio-historical analysis. Journal of Nursing Management, 18(3), 258-
This study looks at the work between nursing and other professional teams that involve healthcare partially or fully. In this case, the inter-professional work is between nurses and social care teams and the subject is looked at from a socio-historical perspective. Indeed, the report looks at leadership when it comes to such inter-professional teams. Over the last quarter of a century, there are many that have been calling for more collaboration between such people so as to improve the overall quality of health care. It is indeed regarded by many to be one of the key approaches that can be undertaken to accomplish a higher standard of care. Rather than each team or group being its own proverbial island, there needs to be…
Combining Nurse Leadership With Advocacy
Personal rating using the nurse manager skills inventory
Personal and professional accountability
Personal growth and development -- Competent
Ethical behavior and practice -- Competent
Professional association involvement -- Novice
Certification -- Expert
Knowing your role -- competent
Knowing your future -- Competent
Positioning yourself -- Novice
Personal Journey disciplines
Shared leadership/council management -- novice
Action learning -- Competent
eflective practice -- expert
The contemporary nursing fraternity is going through high rates of attrition which has seen several nurses transfer to other professions ads well as a low number of new students enrolling to pursue the profession. This means that there is absolute need for the change in approach by the leadership to ensure those who are in the practice are effective to cover up for the low number of nurses as well as to retain them in the practice. The nurse leaders have…
American Association of Critical-care Nurses, (2006). Nurse Manager: Inventory Skills. Retrieved July 6, 2015 from http://www.aacn.org/wd/practice/docs/nurse-manager-inventory-tool.pdf
As a student who had only just completed the first semester of the course, I had no experience with pediatric patients prior to the shadowing task. Thus, the nurse shadowing task was a rather exciting experience for me, exposing me to several new aspects of pediatric care (Burkitt et.al 2001). However, its most heart- rending element was congenital patient care – seeing babies being born with an illness was a rather touching experience.
While a few of my peers were fairly well- informed on the subject of pediatric care, I wasn’t. Most of the information I gleaned and things I saw in the course of my nurse shadowing assignment were new to me. The nurse practitioner I was tasked to shadow provided me with detailed information about appendicitis, which is apparently a widely- occurring pediatric issue and, at times, may take long to diagnose (Gaydos et.al 2005). Further, I gained…
The shortage of nursing staff remains a major challenge in the U.S. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) (2014), the shortage is expected to be even greater in the next one decade or so. The shortage has been fuelled by factors such as reduced enrolment into nursing schools, increased retirement of the nursing workforce, as well as higher demand for healthcare due to population ageing and greater incidence of lifestyle diseases (AACN, 2014).
The shortage of nursing staff has severe implications for the nursing workforce. A high number of patients relative to nursing staff often translate to increased workload for nurses. Indeed, nurses continue to grapple with unhealthily lengthy work shifts, often stretching up to 12-13 hours. It is an issue that has sparked a great deal of debate given the connection between excessive workload and nurse outcomes. Literature extensively demonstrates that excessive workload as a…
The healthcare practitioner must be particular immune to prejudices of an ethnic, racial, sexual or personal nature, with equal treatment quality and personal attention expected for all patrons of the medical system. This is why it is important for members of the healthcare community to be acquainted not just with the idea of a multitude of groups in its public, but with some level of understanding as to how different ethnic groups endure different health scenarios.
10. Show how you integrate critical thinking, clinical reasoning strategies, and communication methods in nursing practice with clients in varying health states.
The strategies described here above are especially important where addressing the personal and emotional needs of patients are concerned. This is because communication and critical reasoning will go a long way in making the patient feel comfortable, confident and cared for. Accordingly, we find that "one skill in nursing communication that would…
Anderson, L.L. (2010). Nurse Leadership vs. Management. Nurse Together.
Beyea, S.C.; Slattery, M.J. (2006). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing. HCPro, Inc.
Leebov, W. (2009). Nursing Communication: How to Make Sure Patients Feel Our Caring. All Nurses.
MacDonald, C. (2002). Nurse Autonomy as Relational. Nursing Ethics, 9(2).194-201.
autobiography of the author of this report. The remainder of the report will mostly focus on the four meta-paradigms of nursing. Of course, those meta-paradigms are patient, nurse, health and environment. The author will also offer two practice-specific concepts from the scholarly literature that can be applied to the career and environment of the author of this report. Next up will be a list of propositions that will number five in total. As suggested and required by the assignment, the paper will integrate these discrete elements and in a way that connects to the concepts described. While analysis of the nursing professional can get a little silly and/or delve too much into a bit of navel-gazing, the profession is indeed noble and deep and is thus worthy of the proper full analysis.
The author of this report started as an electrocardiogram (EKG) technician and nursing assistant while the author…
Lee, R.C., & Fawcett, J. (2013). The Influence of the Metaparadigm of Nursing on Professional Identity Development Among RN-BSN Students. Nursing Science
Quarterly, 26(1), 96-98. doi:10.1177/0894318412466734
Schim, S.M., Benkert, R., Bell, S.E., Walker, D.S., & Danford, C.A. (2007). Social
Justice: Added Metaparadigm Concept for Urban Health Nursing. Public Health
MAKETING VS. CS
Henderson Nursing Philosophy
classification of theories Grid
She graduated from her first nursing program in 1921 and her career was at its apex in the 1970's as she was one of the more prominent authors of nursing textbooks through the 1970's (and before that dating back to the late 1950's). She was a research associated at Yale until she died in 1996. She died that same year at the age of 1998. Basically, her career was active in some form for nearly seven decades but it was highest in the middle part from the 1950's to 1970's.
Virginia Henderson started her medicine career after she graduated from the United States Army School of Nursing in about 1921. She later received her bachelor's degree in 1931 and her master's degree. Her Bachelor of Science as well as her master's from…
AAHN. (2015, January 21). Home. Retrieved January 21, 2015, from http://www.aahn.org/gravesites/henderson.html
McBride, Angela Barron (1996). "Remembering the first lady of nursing." Reflections in Nursing Leadership (Sigma Theta Tau).
Meleis, A. (2011). Theoretical nursing: Development and progress (Fifth ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
"Virginia Avenel Henderson." Virginia Nursing Hall of Fame, Virginia Nursing Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Tompkins-McCaw Library, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Health Information Technology has significant impacts on nursing policy and practice including the role of these professionals in patient education. Actually, the Information Technology development process in healthcare is based on the nurses' ability to understand the community and provide distinctive insights about patient education among other factors (Effken & Abbott, 2009). Since nurses are important elements of the healthcare system, they are critical in ensuring that the confidence of patients in the health providers is maintained even as technology mediates interactions.
The main impact of the emergence of Health Information Technology on the role of a nurse in patient education is that technology mediates interactions between patients and their care providers. As a result, nurses are required to ensure that the role technology plays in mediating these interactions does not affect the insights provided in the process or the delivery of improved patient care. Moreover, through Health Information Technology,…
Adams, K., Greiner, a.C. & Corrigan, J.M. (2012). Chapter 5 -- Patient Self-Management
Support. Retrieved from the National Academies Press website: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11085&page=57
Bastable, S.B. (2008). Nurse as educator: principles of teaching and learning for nursing practice (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Effken, J.A. & Abbott, P. (2009, August). Health it-enabled Care for Underserved Rural
We can compare the healthcare workplace to what is seen by a person when he/she looks through a kaleidoscope: since there are numerous different patterns that appear as the moments pass by. The shortage of nurses which has been publicized widely and the high turnover rates amongst the nurses are some of the unwanted patterns which have occurred. The dependence of healthcare institutions on the nurse-managers for the retention and recruitment of nurses is steadily increasing (Contino, 2004).
There are a number of routes through which the critical care nurses have become the leaders. Most of these routes don't have any educational or managerial training as a part of the process. There is a need for effective strategies for the care leaders who provide critical care in order to inspire the staff and manage the departmental operations in an effective manner to get positive results. One of the strategies…
Adams, J., Erickson, J., Jones, D., & Paulo, L. (2009). An evidence-based structure for transformative nurse executive practice, Nursing Administration Quarterly, 33(4), 280-87
Advisory Board Web site. (2004). Available at: http://www.advisory.com .
Ales, B.J. (1995). Mastering the art of delegation. Nurs Manage. August; 26: 32A, 32E.
American Organization of Nurse Executives (2005). AONE Nurse Executive Competencies. Nurse Leader, 3(1), 15-22.
Performance scorecards provide a straightforward means of integrating metrics into a healthcare organization’s strategic planning. Scorecards are most effective when they have a clear purpose, identifying specific patient populations and outcome measures. According to Baker (2015), “savvy organizations select the best metrics to track that are appropriate to what the organizational staff members wish to measure,” which could include specific issues like patient vital signs or patient satisfaction survey outcomes (p. 224). Moreover, performance scorecards need to be simple, kept on a manageable scale so that the data gleaned can be readily communicated to inform organizational practices, policies, and procedures (Hansel, n.d.). The following performance scorecard includes three core categories including performance, quality, patient safety, and employee engagement, all while focusing on addressing the needs of a specific patient population: adults over the age of 65 who have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.
Nursing Doctoral Business Proposal
The benefits of staffing Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) as ANP Case Managers
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse educated and certified to operate autonomously and collaboratively in an advanced and comprehensive medical responsibility. The practitioner has several additional roles under which they are to conduct diagnostic investigations, prescribe medications and undertake referrals to specialist clinical medications. esearch suggests that when nurses undertake prescription roles, it can result to increased efficiency, maximization of resources, and improve patient access to medicines and enable nurses to provide timely and extensive care packages (Cashin, Buckley, Newman & Dunn, 2009). In the advanced practitioner context, the roles that exist include the Clinical Nurse Specialist, the Certified Nurse Midwife, the Nurse Anesthetist and the Nurse Practitioner.
On the other hand, an Advanced egistered Nurse Practitioner (ANP) is also a registered nurse who possesses professional knowledge base, intricate decision-making skills and…
Cashin, J.A., Buckley, T., Newman, C., & Dunn, V.S. (2009). Nurse practitioner provision of patient education related to medicine. Australian journal of advanced nursing, 27(2), 12-
Carter, N. et al. (2010). The role of nursing leadership in integrating clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners in healthcare delivery in Canada. Nursing leadership, 167-185, doi:
Nursing Theory -- oy Adaptation Model
The oy Adaptation Model is one of the most commonly cited and used options when it comes to nursing theories. It has been in existence since 1976, and has had a number of years to be adjusted and changed to work with the adjustments that have occurred in the field of nursing over time (Alligood, 2011). Being able to adapt and change is a very important part of nursing, because all patients are different. Additionally, treatments and medications change rapidly, and that can be difficult to keep up with if a nurse is not focused on adapting his or her style and beliefs to the changing nature of medicine. Here, the importance of nursing theory will be explored, along with the key points that are used in the oy Adaptation Model. The views and ideas that the model provides when it comes to nursing…
Alligood, M.R. (2011). The power of theoretical knowledge. Nursing science quarterly, 24(4), 304-305.
Polit, D.F., & Beck, C.T. (2013). Essentials of nursing research. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Roy, C. (2011). Extending the Roy adaptation model to meet changing global needs. Nursing science quarterly, 24(4), 345-351.
Roy, C. (2011). Research based on the Roy Adaptation Model last 25 years. Nursing science quarterly, 24(4), 312-320.
A brief review of Dr. Patricia Benner's theory on the transition from novice nurse to expert nurse will provide the grounding for the three resources selected for the reference list. Brenner held strong beliefs about the validity of skills and knowledge gained through experience, and introduced the idea that an expert level of nursing is achieved as patient care is provided over time -- and as that knowledge is folded into the formal training that nurses receive when they earn a degree in nursing. Benner is famously known for asserting that a nurse could "gain knowledge and skills (knowing how) without ever learning the theory (knowing that). Dr. Benner posited a three-pronged approach to knowledge in the applied disciplines of nursing specifically -- and medicine in general -- that entails extending practical knowledge through research and clinical experience. Dr. Benner asserted that a nurse could not truly achieve…
Thinking Critically, Making Decisions, Solving Problems
The critical-thinking process can be used by answering 4 questions related to practical experiences. They are:
the underlying assumptions, interpretation of evidence, evaluation of arguments and the possible alternative perspectives.
LO 2: response
Creativity can be fostered by preparing, incubation, insight and verification.
LO 3: response
Decision-making and problem-solving skills can be improved by defining the problem, gathering of information, analyzing of the information, developing solutions, making a decision, implementation and evaluations of the solution.
Ref: page 11 and 112
LO 4: response
The major difference between individual and collective decision making process is the possibility of the exchange of ideas in the latter through brain storming sessions.
LO 5: response
For a leader, the stumbling blocks to making decisions and problem solving are the personality traits of the leaders, the experience, lack of adaptability and ideas…
Nursing: Theory and Nursing Practice Issues
Theory and Nursing Practice Issues: Nursing
The modern-day staff nurse faces a variety of challenges in the work environment. These include inadequate staffing, the authority gradient, and issues related to changing models of care. The nurse leader has a duty to aid staff nurses working under him in addressing the challenges posed by these, and other issues facing the nursing profession. Leadership theories provide effective guidelines by which nurse leaders can address issues inherent in the nursing profession. In so doing, they accord staff nurses adequate opportunities to make meaning out of their lives. Leadership theories such as the situational leadership theory, the transformational leadership theory, role theory, and path-goal theory provides crucial insights from which nurse leaders could draw reference when seeking solutions for problems facing subordinate staff nurses. This text explores how leadership theory can be applied to nursing practice issues, and…
Barker, A. (1992). Transformational Nursing Leadership: A Vision for the Future. New York NY: Jones & Bartlett Company.
Department of Health and Human Services. (2010). Addressing New Challenges Facing Nursing Education. The Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from http://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/bhpradvisory/nacnep/reports/eighthreport.pdf
Early, G. (2005). Leadership Expectations: How Executive Expectations are Created and Used in a Non-Profit Setting. London, UK: OCMS Publishers.
Edmonson, C. (2010). Moral Courage and the Nurse Leader. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 15(3), Manuscript 5.
Leadership and Management of Nursing Shortage and Nurse Turn-Over
Several research scholars have stressed the significance of effective healthcare leadership, and leadership by nurses is critical to this, since nurses constitute the largest healthcare worker group. For more effective nurse recruitment, hospital leadership should support the profession of nursing. It is vital for them to recognize their most capable nurse managers and nurses, and place them within communities for attracting individuals possessing similar traits into the profession. Furthermore, hospital leaders must team up with colleges/universities and secondary schools for picking out students who possess the traits needed for thriving despite challenges accompanying slow improvements to the healthcare sector. World-class hospitals or healthcare facilities do not simply sit back waiting for potential nurse candidates to find recruiting organizations (Curtis, de Vries & Sheerin, 2011).
One way of addressing this issue may be for a healthcare employer to offer a school/college with…
Bowles A. & Bowles N. B (2000). A comparative study of transformational leadership in nursing development units and conventional clinical settings. J Nurs Manag 8(2): 69-76
Curtis, E. A., de Vries, J., & Sheerin, F. K. (2011). Developing leadership in nursing: exploring core factors. British Journal of Nursing, 20(5), 306.
Hughes R. L, Ginnett R. C, Curphy G. J (2006) Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience. 5th edn. McGraw Hill, Boston.
Marquis B. L. & Huston C. J. (2009) Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and Application. 6th edn. Wolters/Kluwer/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia.
Week 6 Live Chat
An example of a change in demographics is when the demographic mix in society changes. This is an ongoing process, occurring daily. New census figures show the totals over a specific period, but somebody working in health care will be able to notice a demographic shift as it occurs. I have no idea what is meant by changes in disease.
Changes in societal norms and values could reflect a society that is less religious, is more tolerant, or that has different values with respect to things like elder care, or how to treat the dying.
Health care technology has been changing since the Industrial evolution, and the pace of change has become more rapid. New advances occur frequently, and will be introduced to medical practice regularly. obot-assisted surgery is an example of a new technological advancement in health care.
An example of a financial…
Rumsey, D. (2016) Statistical data. Statistics for Dummies. Retrieved February 23, 2015 from http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/what-a-pvalue-tells-you-about-statistical-data.html
Identify the five components of magnetism and the forces of magnetism associated with each one.
The five components of magnetism include: organizational structure, management style, the quality of care, consultation / resources and autonomy. The organizational structure is looking at underlying amounts of bureaucracy and its ability to respond to new challenges. The management style is studying the approach that is used and the way the leadership is able to connect with everyone. The quality of care is focusing on safety and doing more for patients. Consultation and resources are when everyone is working together and receives the proper amount of support. Autonomy occurs with everybody acting and thinking creatively. Each one of these areas is critical in defining the healthcare environment and the way professionals are able to meet the needs of stakeholders.
Create a concept map using magnetism as your key concept.
To connect with everyone…
Messmer, P. (2011). Magnetism. New York, NY: Springer.
Watson, J. (2011). Human Caring Science. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
The author of this report is offering a brief treatise on the broader subject of magnetism when it comes to nursing, learning, leadership and evidence-based practice. The five components of magnetism, as described by Debisette, will be named and described one-by-one. In the appendix of this report there is a concept mind map of the broader subject of magnetism as covered and broken down in this report. Finally, there will be the showing of a strong relationship between the qualities specified for magnet designation and the associated benchmarking strategies and evidence-based practice models. While the magnet designation is not an entirely simple thing to describe, the facets that make up nurse magnetism are fairly easy to fathom when identified and described.
As noted in the introduction, there will be a description of the five elements of nursing magnetism as described by Debisette. Those five components are transformational…
ANCC. (2015). Announcing a New Model for ANCC's Magnet Recognition Program. Nursecredentialing.org. Retrieved 20 October 2015, from http://www.nursecredentialing.org/MagnetModel
Debisette, A., & Vessey, J. (2011). Annual review of nursing research. New York: Springer.
Lowell General. (2015). What it means to be a Magnet® hospital / / Lowell General Hospital. Lowellgeneral.org. Retrieved 20 October 2015, from http://www.lowellgeneral.org/about-lgh/a-magnet-hospital/what-it-means-to-be-a-magnet-hospital
UC Davis. (2015). What is Magnet Designation?. Ucdmc.ucdavis.edu. Retrieved 20 October 2015, from http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/nurse/magnet/designation.html
Leadership: Enhancing Lessons Experience
According to Johnson, & Giorgis (2002), Leadership is the process in which an individual influences actions of others towards common goals, Formulates policies, strategies, and influence people towards achievement of the same strategies. Over the past decades, various changes in the world have led to various definitions of leadership. The fall of the Soviet Union, globalization and various advances have changed the world we knew. A woman in leadership positions is a new phenomenon; various leadership trainings are available, and leadership as a skill is now an asset for professionals. For African Universities to ensure knowledge transfer and observing millennium development goals, a good leadership structure is essential. A leader has exception skills and acts outrageously to situations (Padam, 2009).
Scholars have advanced various theories on leadership. Leaders' Individual personal attributes beat explains the trait theory, when one looks closely at Mahatma Gandhi and Hitler it…
Johnson, N.J., & Giorgis, C. (2002). Leadership. The Reading Teacher, 56(3), 315-316. Retrieved from http:/ / proquest.com/docview/203276035
Padam, S. (2009). Leadership: Theory and practice. South Asian Journal of Management, 16(3), 136-137. Retrieved from http://.proquest.com/docview/222728386
Ilgen, D.R., Hollenbeck, J.R., Johnson, M., & Jundt, D. (2005). TEAMS IN ORGANIZATIONS: From input-process-output models to IMOI models. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 517-543. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/205830055
Hanson, K., & Leautier, F. (2011). Enhancing institutional leadership in african universities: Lessons from ACBS's interventions. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 7(2), 385-417. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/20425961201000040
Leadership in Nursing: "The How and What of Leadership"
There are those who would define leadership "as a social influence process in which leaders use interpersonal behaviors to motivate followers to contribute to group goals" (Kaiser, McGinnis, & Overfield, 2012, p 119). Yet, there are staunchly different opinions which present a much different view of leadership and the role it plays within contemporary organizations. According to modern business perspectives, there is less emphasis on the individual being motivating, and more importance placed on the whole of the organization. Thus, there is an internal conflict with using leadership strategies based on a psychological perspective within a business context. Kaiser, McGinnis, and Overfield (2012) explores what real managers working in the field feel about the two polar opposite views of leadership; understanding what elements of leadership are deemed most effective can then be used in contemporary healthcare settings in order to lead…
Domjan, Michael & Grau, James W. (2009). The Principles of Learning and Behavior. Cengage Learning.
Gazzaniga, Michael, Heatherton, Todd, & Halpern, Diane. (2009). Psychological Science. 3rd ed. W.W. Norton & Company.
Oudeyer, Pierre-Yves & Kaplan, Frederic. (2007). What is intrinsic motivation? A typology of computational approaches. Front Nuerobiotics, 1(6). doi: 10.3389/neuro.12.006.2007
Charity, selflessness, altruism and entrepreneurship are, therefore, not contradictory. It is well-known that the well-paid traditional nurse is likely to be a better worker better able to devote more attention to her patient (Hardin & . Kaplow, 2001). Deductively, therefore, the independent nurse who is motivated to work well in order to be successfully self-employed would likely (although not necessarily) be a better nurse in terms of the intrinsic nursing characteristics than those employed by institutions.
Ironically, entrepreneur nursing can potentially make one into a better nurse, for aside from being motivated to perform excellently, the entrepreneur nurse can adopt her own style and afford to conduct thorough research into nursing theories and models that culminate in enhanced nursing.
The institutional nurse is classically overworked and, therefore, has little time for arbitrary activities; the entrepreneur nurse, on the other hand, can adequately fulfill the expectations of evidence-based nursing where she…
Hanink, E. (n.d.). Nurse Entrepreneurs. Working Nurse.
Hardin, D. & R. Kaplow (Eds.) (2001), Synergy for clinical excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Johnson, P. (1977). Enemies of society. NY. Etheneum
Throughout my life, I have exemplified core Christian values like faith and temperance. Christian role models have helped me to shape a character and identity that is conducive to a life of selfless service, which I view the nursing profession to be. I want nothing more than to participate in a Christian nursing community, with the goals of making the world a better place one patient, and one community, at a time. Effective nurse education will allow me to develop my skills in all areas of nursing: from leadership to bedside practice. The Mark and Huldah Buntain School of Nursing is unique in that it offers a perfect fusion of Christian values with cross-cultural awareness, and correspondingly, cultural sensitivity.
I have always valued my spiritual health every bit as much as my physical and psychological health. This is why I gravitated towards the Mark and Huldah Buntain School…
Bar code medication administration (BCMA) is one of the keys to minimizing medical errors in a manner consistent with evidence-based practice (Poon et al., 2010). However, universal embrace and utilization of BCMA remains stagnant. easons for resisting the transition to BCMA include nurse perceptions. Holden, Brown, Scanlon, & Tzion-Karsh (2012), for instance, found nurses reporting low perceived usefulness of BCMA in spite of the wealth of evidence supporting the technology. Perceived ease of use of BCMA was moderate, suggesting that it is mainly attitude factors preventing nurses from implementing BCMA in their institutions. When perceptions of the usefulness of BCMA increase, then compliance with BCMA standards can become more widespread. Any program that attempts to increase the utilization of BCMA must focus first on human factors including attitudes. This requires that all nurse leaders, as well as nurse educators, prepare advance practice nurses for using BCMA as a matter…
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Roberts, B.R. (2013). Doctor of nursing practice: Integrating theory, research, and evidence-based practice. Clinical Scholars Review, 6(1), 4-8. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1939-2095.6.1.4
What are the most challenging issues in your current position?" think budget constraints are perhaps some of the biggest challenges I currently face in my position. The increasing rises in the cost of providing good health care, combined with decreasing reimbursement from insurance and government agencies, pushes us to pay more attention to the "bottom line." In order to respond to this issue, it is imperative that leaders are able to maintain budget control as well as to limit budget variances. However, occasionally it is almost impossible to avoid budget shortages which in turn results in shortfalls in staff development, which subsequently leads to unhappy staff and low morale.
There are many more managers than leaders in this health care organization. Managers manage processes, leaders lead people and leaders are what we need now. Both skills are important, but to be able to adapt this never-ended changing health care system…
In interviewing Ms. PC, many key leadership theories and practices were demonstrated. Key among these were the role of interpersonal skills, integrity, and the servant/leadership or collaborative method in the development of the successful leader. Of course, Ms. PC also mentioned several other key "characteristics" of a good leader, including the ability to have a sense of humor and a willingness to try new things.
Given that Ms. PC is without question a good model of a "successful leader," it is particularly telling that she listed interpersonal and communication skills at the top of the list of importance with regard to her leadership role. This is interesting in that many of the top leadership theories emphases this very point in one form or another (Lavezzoli, 2005). Additionally, many leadership studies have also indicated the major importance of good communication in the successful leadership experience. One example of this can be found in Bernard Bass's work, "Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership: A Survey of Theory and Research," which notes that good communication from leaders is one of the essential keys to obtaining employee/organization trust and confidence (the bedrock of the leadership relationship) (1989). This works simply because through good communication employees can effectively understand the organization's goals, understand just how their individual efforts contribute toward those goals, as well have some sense of the overall health of the organization and the way that individual and group efforts contribute to the level of
This is going to get done by means of using email, text messaging and the Internet to interact with my workers in a professional manner. egardless, I am shaping my staff to change and become better people. I will have to maintain an open mind to their various ideas, and see whether or not they are able to get implemented within the Hospice.
As I strive to become a better leader through using humility, freewill and delegation. I know that I can positively impact others through my hard work. They may want to one day become a Nurse Practioner themselves in any setting of their choosing. The decisions I make could become the deciding factor on whether or not they go further in the medical field. I want to set aside my pride, and become a better servant and transformational leader. This will mean that I strive to put others…
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Nurse's ole As esearcher
The nurse plays a unique role as a researcher. This involves them focusing on the latest treatment options, how they affect patients and the best times specific techniques should be utilized. Moreover, they must understand the numerous side effects of different therapies and how this will affect the patients they are working with. These areas help them to serve as confidant in comprehending how and when to apply certain procedures. (Allan, 2005)
At the same time, the nurse will understand the psychology, customs, behavior and biological factors which are contributing to a host of conditions. This enables them to comprehend the challenges patients are going through and the lasting impact this is having on them. When this happens, they can reduce suffering and improve their ability to cope with the issues they are facing. These insights will help patients to make a full recovery with reduced…
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Thus, in comparison to King's leadership style of pacifism and quiet strength, Powell's is a style involving the characteristics of confrontation, sacrifice of personal desires for the best interest of the groups, and confidence in the leader. While Powell's leadership style does not make him a better leader than King, it certainly exemplifies the fact that leadership styles must change based on circumstance. King's quiet strength gained him the respect he needed to become a champion of the civil rights movement. Powell's confrontational attitude gave him the motivation and confidence he needed to confront other nations in the name of peace.
Finally, Harriet Tubman's leadership style involved a combination of the styles and characteristics advocated by both King and Powell. Tubman's situation as a slave and eventual leader of the Underground ailroad forced her to accept the confrontational style of Powell to some degree. She displayed both confidence in herself…
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Transformational leaders have the innate ability to motivate their team members by the vision of what they are trying to accomplish together (Hur, van den Berg, Wilderom, 591). Leaders at this level also show through personal effort why sacrificing for a goal is worth it (Pryor, Oyler, Humphreys, Toombs, 18). Contrasting my own leadership style, I have learned that being able to provide subordinates with an opportunity to take on a task their own way, master it, and find purpose in it is a major step in the right direction. The concepts of autonomy, mastery and purpose as the core of motivation is what I am working to achieve today as a leader. I am also on the journey to being a better leader on this dimension as well, working to show that sacrificing for a long-term goal is worth it.
Leadership is a skill set that must be…
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