Leadership and Management in Nursing

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses leadership and management in nursing. The ongoing nursing shortage has generated numerous changes in the nursing manager role, as the exemplary functioning of nursing leadership has become increasing crucial to the priority of continuing to delivery quality patient care (Heller, et al, 2004). Consequently, there has been a huge interest in nursing research on the topic of leadership in recent years. However, Redfern points out that while nursing managers are required to be effective leaders, managerial skills are also important as "leadership without management is an abdication of responsibility that can lead to disaster" (Redfern, 2008, p. 10). As this statement emphasizes, both leadership and management are essential to achieving the goals of nursing and both factors must intertwine synergistically to achieve nursing goals. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Med/Surg Leader, An Interview

A 7 page research paper. Nursing leadership is acknowledged to be one of the most crucial factors in addressing the current and emerging needs of the healthcare system. This investigation explores issues related to nursing leadership, first of all, by summarizing literature that defines and discusses the way in which leadership models relate to concepts of formal and informal power and then by offering a hypothetical interview with a nursing leader that exemplifies the principles associated with this topic. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Humanistic Leadership & Nursing Unions

A 20 page research paper that in which the writer assumes the persona of a nursing leader working in a hospital where the nurses are unionized. The writer establishes a background for this investigation by examining what is meant by the terms "humanistic" and "leadership," which includes a discussion of various leadership models and theories. Then, this investigation looks at nursing literature pertaining to nurses' unions and the processes of unionization and how this supports the importance of establishing a working partnership between union leaders and nursing management. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

Leadership: Application of Theory 2

A 6 page paper discussing two verbal exchanges between a staff nurse and the director of nursing and fitting them to management theory. There are several leadership theories, most of which are most applicable to differing environments and situations. The purpose here is to examine two verbal exchanges with a nurse manager and assess it in terms of one theory of leadership. The two theories used are Situational Leadership and Leader-Member Exchange . Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Nursing Leadership, Advocacy & Responsibilities

A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership. Superlative nursing leadership translates into staff nurses feeling empowered to do deliver a high level of patient care. When nurses are trained in leadership concepts they feel better prepared to be advocates for their patients and challenge the authoritarian status quo. This examination of literature considers the importance of nursing leadership and the ramifications of leadership and its challenges that student nurses face after graduation in today’s healthcare environment. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Barriers that Hinder Effective Pain Management

This 9 page paper provides an overview of the barriers that hinder effective pain management from a nursing perspective. In hospital setting, the role that nurses play in creating effective plans for pain management is substantial. A variety of different methods for pain management have been recognized, including the use of pharmacological elements, the use of alternative pain management techniques, and the use of a team approach for care. Leadership, management and the perspectives of others can all impact pain management systems. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

"Principle Centered Leadership" and Nurse Management

A 5 page paper which reviews the book "Principle Centered Learning" by Stephen R. Covey, and discusses it in a context which involves nurse management. Bibliography lists 6 additional sources.

Nursing Management and the Importance of Delegation

This 10 page report discusses nursing management and nursing leadership styles. Depending on the circumstance, a manager may find that he or she is a situational leader, a democratic leader, a leader focused on transformation, or even an old-fashioned autocrat. However, regardless of leadership style, the nursing manager must be able to delegate responsibilities on a variety of levels to be truly effective. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Nursing Leaders in Contemporary Organizations

A 7 page paper analyzing the source of one medical center’s vice president’s effective leadership. Effective leaders must possess an optimum blend of “people skills” and technical knowledge. This is particularly true in nursing, perhaps more so than in any other field. Ability alone cannot serve to make a manager’s leadership truly effective. The organizational structure also must be designed in such a way that it provides the leader with the freedom necessary to exercise creativity and effective leadership. This paper discusses an effective leader at Hamot Medical Center in terms of the types of leadership theory she uses and the support that the medical center’s organizational structure provides. Includes an abstract. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Servant Leadership Principle in Nursing

This 5 page paper consider this leadership principle where there is a higher level of patient discretion and determination over their treatment. The paper looks at this from a management perspective considering the evidence for the theories as well as practical proof of its benefits as well as what this means for nursing mangers. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Time Management As Part Of Leadership

A 3 page paper. This essay reports the student’s time-management self-assessment scores with an interpretation, discusses different leadership theories, comments on the difference between management and leadership, and reports a number of nursing organizations, both domestic and international. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Practice of Nursing Leadership

An 8 page research paper that, first of all, examines the difference between leadership and management concepts while also providing a personal philosophy of leadership. From this orientation, suggestions are then offered that illustrate how team building concepts and organizational theory, including change theory, can be applied to nursing clinical practice. Contemporary nursing is a constantly advancing, changing field in which knowledge is advancing in all specialty fields at an accelerated rate. In order for nurses to continue to offer the optimum in evidence-based patient care, there must be a synthesis between leadership and management that encourages nurses to keep "at the top of their game" and thereby reach their full potential as healthcare professionals. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Nursing Leadership Studies

A 4 page paper reviewing two studies focusing on management style in nursing. Autocracy has no place among nurses at any level, particularly in levels of senior management. As the entire health care industry continues to grow and evolve, appropriate leadership style is critical to the overall success of departments and organizations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Theory-Driven Praxis—Personal Framework

A 12 page research paper that offers guidelines to a student in regards to creating a personal theory-drive framework intended to guide the student's nursing practice. The meta-paradigms of nursing are defined, as well as the basic principles of nursing ethics, and related to the theoretical perspective of Newman and Reed. The student's focus of practice is pain management for the elderly and this is the focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Principles of Organizational Behavior and Nursing

This 8 page report discusses several specific aspects of organizational behavior and management and applies them to the profession of nursing. Topics include situational leadership theory, basic leadership competencies, human nature and organizational behavior, and human nature and the determination of leadership style. Bibliography lists 3 sources.