The Importance Of Nursing Leadership

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A treatise on leadership within healthcare has many dimensions. A comprehensive review of the following realms can help illustrate the functional domains of nursing leadership: Innovation, Change Management and Systems Thinking, Communication and Emotional Intelligence; Conflict Resolution; Policy and Advocacy; Decision Making; Organizational Climate and Culture; Influence Vs Power & Leadership and Management; Fiscal Responsibility; Retention and Succession Planning; Quality and Safety; Professional Membership and Professional Development. The purpose of this paper is to synthesize these spheres into relevant and practical leadership underpinnings. Leadership Synthesis Innovation, Systems Thinking, Change Management Innovation in the health…show more content…
Many institutions struggle to create an appropriate and endorsing atmosphere for staff. Research demonstrates that a positive organizational culture and climate is closely associated with an affirming workplace and job satisfaction (Springer, Clark, Strohfus & Belcheir, 2012). It is not something to be ignored. An organizational climate has a close relationships with several factors within institutions, including the mood and motivation of staff, overall organizational culture and manager behavioural effectiveness, thus, it is considered an important construct (Yaminfirooz, Nooshinfard & Siamian,…show more content…
Likewise, safety climate is directly related to improved patient safety outcomes (McFadden, Stock & Gowen, 2015). Quality and safety are grown through expanding leadership competencies and training. Altmiller (2013) delineates six competencies that espouse quality and safety: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety and informatics. Engagement staff through daily safety huddles is an effective way to bring safety to frontline workers. Compelling evidence shows staff who participated in patient safety discussions during rounds reported higher frequencies of safety events reported (Musso et al., 2017). Employee engagement can be further extrapolated to quality improvement. It is difficult for nurses to immerse themselves in quality improvement strategies without structure and a platform. The most common barriers are lack of time and lack of autonomy to change the practice which falls within the strategic and cultural dimensions (Solomons & Spross, 2011). Grass root initiatives such as a unit-based and staff-driven quality councils can be an integral first step to bridge this deficit. Professional Membership and Professional

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