Management and Leadership in Nursing Term Paper by Nicky

Management and Leadership in Nursing
A discussion on leadership styles in nursing and the role of managers in addressing conflict.
# 148545 | 1,175 words | 6 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 27, 2011 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Psychology (Social) , Business (Management)

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The paper outlines the leadership styles known as transactional leadership, transformational leadership, charismatic leadership and servant leadership. The paper explains how different elements of these management styles are conducive to the nursing profession. The paper then turns to conflict resolution in nursing and highlights the need for a formal hierarchy that is sufficient to eliminate role conflicts between staff members with different levels of authority. The paper also identifies specific conflict resolution mechanisms in nursing.

Leadership Styles and Personnel Management
Leadership Roles in Nursing
Role Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Nursing

From the Paper:

"Because nursing involves direct care of vulnerable patients and responsibilities for their medical health, any leadership or management structure must provide a formal hierarchy sufficient to eliminate role conflicts between staff members with different levels of authority. Likewise, because interpersonal and role conflicts among staff members at the same level of authority could potentially jeopardize patient health and welfare, the nursing profession also requires sufficient supervisory oversight and management. Furthermore, the necessity of ensuring technical competence and operational efficiency requires continual objective performance assessment within the hierarchical structure."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blair G. (2003). Groups that Work. Washington, DC: IEEE Press.
  • Conger, J.A., Kanungo, R.N. (1998) Charismatic leadership in Organizations. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
  • Daft, R. (2005) Management. 7th Edition. Mason: Thomson South Western.
  • Myers, D.G., Spencer, S.J. (2004). Social Psychology. Toronto, Canada: McGraw-Hill.
  • Russell-Whalling, E. (2008). 50 Management Ideas You Really Need To Know. London: Quercus

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