A Democratic Leadership Style Of A Nurse Leader

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Sharon King, RN, BSN is an Administrative Supervisor. She is the house supervisor for the night shift. Her responsibilities include finding rooms for patient placement, and acts as a link of communication between the physician, nurse and patients. This helps her to communicate the identified glitches to the head doctor such as ethical dilemmas or internal conflict between a physician, nurse and a patient. She also responds to codes. When performing these responsibilities, she makes sure that things are running smoothly and correctly by making appropriate decisions and suggestions when necessary (Bender et al. 2012).
She also finds whatever resources that we need to get our job done correctly and efficiently such as a tool or a form to fill
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A democratic leadership style is primarily concerned with human relations and teamwork. This type of leadership creates a spirit of collaboration and joint effort that result in staff satisfaction (Sullivan & Decker, 2009). This being so, they do not let the decisions be based only on their perspective which would make it more authoritative unless when there is specific protocol to follow. For example, it is usually difficult when making decisions of creating a room in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for a new patient. In most cases, the supervisor or the physician in charge gives the directions on whether to move the patient to a regular floor. In some cases, the new patient 's condition could be devastating such that there is no time to reach the supervisor of the physician in charge. The nurses can discuss between themselves to find out their best strategy. We experienced a situation like this few months ago where had a patient who really needed to be admitted in the ICU. There were limited beds available in the ICU. However, we had 3 patients with floor orders; the nurses had to decide amongst themselves which patient should go to the floor first. It was decided that the one patient who was extremely anxious in ICU and wanted her family with her all the time should go to the floor as opposed to the ones that were fine with staying. Then, their opinion was given to Mrs. King. Surprisingly, she accepted our decisions and sent the anxious patient to the

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