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Nursing Leaders and Core Ethical Values
An examination of the qualities of true nursing leadership with an emphasis on Australia.
# 45975 | 3,750 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2003 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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This paper discusses how true nursing leadership evolves when a person has demonstrated, beyond any shadow of a doubt, a pure passion for the ultimate exercise of thorough competence and professionalism in medicine and that indeed can " and must " create of climate of core ethical values for others to thrive in and follow as an example of good work principles. It analyzes those qualities and competencies a nursing leader must demonstrate, day in and day out, in order to create an ethical workplace environment and an ongoing process of efficiency based on principled thinking and accurate data. It also looks at the importance of a climate where individual virtues are extolled and rewarded among staff and where moral conflicts are mediated in a calm, dispassionate format, and where enthusiasm, total commitment to the patient, and intelligent decision making, dominate the environment.

In Search of Ethical Values
Virtue and "Goods Internal to a Practice" as Pivotal Ingredients in Ethics
Florence Nightingale's Style of Powerful Leadership
Need for Stronger Nursing Leadership in Australia
Nursing Leadership at the Highest Level of Nursing
The Ethics of Individuals at the Grassroots Level of the Nursing Field
Addressing Negative Forces Prior to Inspiring Moral Reasoning
Conclusion: Core Ethical Values Found in the Nursing Code of Ethics

From the Paper:

"By breaking down local leadership into two prevalent types " motivational and inspirational leadership " Dot Baker, writing in Nursing News, provides some cogent guidelines and guide posts for what to do, and what not to do, for future and present nursing leaders. In seeking to motivate their constituents to do the proper thing, some leaders may use extrinsic rewards like money, celebrations, taking someone to lunch as a reward, or even fear and punishment strategies, to elicit desired behaviors. But is that the best way to truly motivate staff? Baker believes that "manipulate" becomes the accurate word for this particular form of "motivation." "

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