Nursing: The Importance Of Leadership In Nursing

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Nursing has been a career that I have wanted to pursue since I was little. I have learned throughout this semester that being a nurse requires a great amount of leadership. Leadership will always be something that I keep in the back of my mind and keep reiterating to myself because without being a strong leader, especially for nursing, I will not succeed by helping my patients or the doctors. Patients need to get the care they need, and without having the nurses speak up and try to be an advocate for the patient, then that patient will not get the care they really need. As a nurse, I need to be involved in the decision-making for the patient and ensure the best outcome for the patient. I want to be a leader to the patients, staff, and doctors. …show more content…
“Patients have the final say so in any treatment they shall receive. All the nurses can do is provide information about the treatment and agree to the patient’s decision.” (Finkelman & Kenner, 2016, p. 175) It is really neat how the nurses are like the middle man between the doctor and the patient, because the nurses can be the key person to recommending what the patient should choose in order for the patient to have the best outcome. Chapter six really expanded my knowledge on Ethical and Legal issues, because I did not know that Legal issues were a concern in the medical …show more content…
It is very important that nurses and the team members make the hospital environment for themselves and even patients safe. One major point that stood out the most was the blame-free environment. The blame-free environment should be an environment where others can make mistakes around the team members and not feel judged. When a nurse makes a mistake, team members should not shift blame but in fact help the individual out by saying encouraging words and figuring out how to fix the error so it does not happen a second time. Everyone makes mistakes because that is our human nature, but nurses should be upfront and honest about the mistake. Also, staff safety is very important in the hospital realm. Many nurses will encounter violence, infections, chemical exposures, and much more. The American Nurses Association implied six standards that would help safe patient handling so that the nurses and team members are safe as well. “Two of the six standards are establishing a culture of safety and implementing and sustaining a safe patient handling and mobility program.” (Finkelman & Kenner, 2016, p. 388) Chapter twelve made me realize that quality improvement and safety play a big role in nursing because patients can get out a hand and cause the nurses and team members to be in danger. I know that when I become a nurse, safety will always be my priority to the patients, myself, and team

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