Patientsexpect to receive a high quality of care that originates fromdifferent styles of nursing leadership and management that areadopted by medical practitioners. To achieve these standardsMedicare, all health care professionals, medical assistants,physicians, and nursing staff should are required to adopt Medicareprograms that range from leadership and moral code of conduct. Inthis essay, I have compiled various topics covered from week one toweek five that primarily focus on providing patients with highquality of care and are necessary mandatory to be adopted by medicalpractitioners.
Leadership is an essential skill that every doctors or nurse requireat all level. According to Middleton (2009), leadership is amultifaceted process of identifying a goal, or objective, motivatingother people to act in performing a duty, and providing support andmotivation to achieve a mutually negotiated goal, which in this caseis providing better care to the patient. Nursing leadership stylesinclude servant leadership, transformational leadership, democraticleadership, authoritarian leadership, and laissez-faire leadershipstyle. When nurses adopt these leadership styles, they are in aposition of choosing a healthy and efficient department that have thecharisma to communicate and confidently act when faced with anyhealth challenge, respect to other staffs, and aim at achieving thedesired goal. Professional nurses are required to be in a position torespond to an ever-changing healthcare environment, which includesorganizational expectations and changes in the local and nationalpolicy. The political context of this is that nurse leaders must beable to demonstrate resilience in responding to changes and helpingothers to embrace the change in a positive way. Nurse leaders areexpected to be time manager as it an essential when it comes todelivering health serves to patients (McAllister, &Lowe, 2011).
When it comes to personality development, nurse leaders shoulddevelop individual personality trait that tends to be activeproponents of patient-centered healthcare delivery, that are informedby values, norms, and ethics perspective of the nursing profession.This personality and empowering skills should provide them with theopportunity to draw on positive clinical, operational, and healthcaresystems perspectives that contribute to the strategic position of thehealth system (ACN, 2015). The performance of nurse leaders and othermedical staffs is achieved through applications of these empoweringpolicies in the healthcare system. Empowerment in health care entailsthat patient independence is raised by assisting patients to maintaincontrol of over their lives. This empowering policy is therefore inall care professions, and they should evaluate patient’s goals,aspirations, desires, and the sense of their purpose (Middleton,2009).
Conflict is a coherent aspect of social life. It takes place when agroup of people or individual feels negatively affected by another.In nurse leadership and management, nurse leaders should be in aposition of dealing with both external and internal conflict thatoccurs within healthcare systems. The scalability of conflict withinnursing ranges from stress, space, doctors authority and belief,values and goals. In this scenario, nurse leaders should acquiremanagement and leadership skills that emphasize on change, managingconflict, and power. Transformational leadership is vital in thesecases as it empower the paradigm and brings change within ahealthcare system. Nurse leaders should, therefore, exert power forthem to achieve both individual, team and healthcare objectives. Inthis way, they are expected to be in the position of motivating andinfluencing fellow staffs to achieve greater performance.
Leadership and management require a person who is capable ofcommunicating effectively with his/her followers. In healthcaresystems, nurse leaders are, therefore, should be able to adopt aperhaps transformational leadership style that allows them tocommunicate effectively and relate with fellow staffs with an aim ofachieving greater goals. Considering emotional intelligence andunderstanding different diversities when talking provide nurseleaders to make sound judgment that works toward delivering bettercare to patients. Nurse manager should also adopt management skillsthat allow them to lead the diverse team, and contribute to teambuilding, and behaviors that will promote other members ideas indecision-making. In addition, in a healthcare system, it issignificant to increase cultural awareness, sensitivity, andcompetence behaviors in health situation such as illness, suffering,and leading others.
Finally, advances in technology have shown great leaps in healthcaredelivery. Every nursing action or activity depends on theknowledge-based information. Nurses achieve this by obtaining andcommunicating information in the initial and proceeding assessment.The advances in nursing informatics have revolutionized and improvedthe outcomes of healthcare delivery. For instance, technology such asless invasive and more accurate tools used for treatment anddiagnostics lowers patients risk and reduce the cost of operation.Similarly, tattoos have been developed that are capable of monitoringblood sugar level in the body without a finger scratch. Theapplication of these potential technological advances and nursinginformatics, when applied, tend to increase the quality of nursingdomains outcomes.
In conclusion, nurse leaders should adopt leadership skills andmanagement that will shape their objective in delivering betterhealthcare. When these skills are combined with new technologicaladvances, nurses will create a positive attitude towards nursingproductivity.
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Middleton, J. (2009). Leadership Skills for Nurses. Nursing Times.Retrieved from.http://www.nursingtimes.net/Journals/2011/08/24/j/n/i/Leadership-Skills-for-Nurses.pdf
McAllister, M., & Lowe, J. (2011). The Resilient Nurse:Empowering your Practice. Springer Publishing Co. New York.