Nursing Leadership and Management
Answer all questions in an essay of between 1500 and 2000 words total. Please combine all essays into one APA formatted document with clear subheadings differentiating each essay. Your assignment should include at least two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook and provided materials.
1. Henry is the day shift nursing supervisor and has worked on this medical unit for 8 years. His bedside manner is pleasant but his behavior towards his peers is disturbing. He appears sad and angry, replies to staff with short, curt answers, and intimidates them. He believes that things should be done his way and nothing else. You are newly hired as a charge nurse and staff is asking to be transferred.
>What management theory is Henry illustrating and why?
>Which theory would be more beneficial and why?
>How would you as the manager/leader help to build Henry’s managerial skills?
>What skills are more desirable?
2. Healthcare is changing and will continue to change.
>What will the future hold?
>Name and explain 3 changes that you would suggest to reduce the cost of healthcare without compromising patient’s safety and health.
>As a nurse manager, how could you reduce medical errors?
>What are 2 ways that nurses could take advantage of emerging technologies in healthcare and information systems?
3. Describe a recent situation where you made an important life-changing decision.
>What critical thinking attributes do you possess?
>Was this decision made as part of a group decision? If so what techniques were utilized, as outlined in the chapter 8?
>What was the outcome of your decision making? If your problem solving failed, explain why?