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This paper discusses important aspects of nursing management. It looks at various theories of nursing management, and of management in general, and explains their advantages. It describes patient-centered care and its impact on nursing care for the individual. The paper then discusses courses for nursing students and the skills that should be included in the curriculum. The paper includes complete referenced sources at the end.
From the Paper:""Unfortunately," Kerfoot (2006) states, ". . . many nurses leave work every day believing they weren't the nurse they could be that day because they work for an inauthentic leader." Authentic leadership, deemed as vital by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is noted to be one of the six standards necessary for establishing and sustaining Healthy Work Environments. Inattention to authentic leadership constitutes a staid block not only to patient safety, recruitment/retention, but also negatively impacts an organization's financial viability."
"Authentic leadership, ascribed to a leader or manager by others, "is the perception that the leader is real, sincere, and defined by honesty and integrity." (Kerfoot, 2006) Authentic leaders' authenticity stems from their character. These naturally open individuals identify with those who are on front-lines, unlike some who put themselves first and exploit others. They are not, as some novice leaders, caught up with the tasks of managing and leadership, but along with ensuring their work is done, are also tuned in to a the needs of the staff and patients."
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