Case Study: Nurse Witte And The Critical Pathway Dilemma

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Nurse Witte and the Critical Pathway Dilemma Have you ever meet someone that could sell you swamp land in Florida? Communication is vital to all humans, and is a key ingredient in healthcare. As a leader we must learn how to cast big visons to others that will inspire them to want to get involved rather than simply dedicate to others what you want. I will discuss a critical thinking assignment about a nurse attempting to create a program for a patient and was meeting much resistance. I will review what the problem is, whose problem it is, wat can be done, modes of communication, sending messages, and strategies for success.
The Problem Ventilator-dependent patients have a multiple of complex care needs. In a critical thinking
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Nurse Witt needs to be able to effectively motivate other members of the interdisciplinary team to see her vision. I would first have a meeting and state cold hard facts of the rationale why a pathway needs to be created. The doctors that are giving her problems need to be invited to the meetings personally so they can be heard, as well as others. I would inform the interdisciplinary team that this is not a nurse’s pathway, it is a multi-team critical pathway and all areas need to be proper represented. If need be she can go to her boss or the head of each department to discuss the need for all participation. We need to have accurate and up to date information for each patient including trending and current data for the patient. She should also reach out to other home health agencies if she is not getting a response from this one particular …show more content…
We must remember that this is not a one size fits all approach and carefully select the best based on previous performance and problems with our staff. Nurse Witt needs to utilize the situational leadership style where she must use cognitive, behavioral, and process competency. Through the use of cognitive competency she will be able to see the whole picture of where the problem is now and where it needs to be (Huber, 2014). With the usage of behavioral competency she will adapt herself and her resources to close the gap between now and the vision (Huber, 2014). Finally, Nurse Witt must communicate effectively so others can easily understand and accept the vision (Huber, 2014). This is an exceptionally important because it is essentially she has the buy in from others in order to have her vision come to

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