Clinical Leadership - Assignment

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TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................1THESIS STATEMENT:.................................................................................................................1Discussion.......................................................................................................................................1Clinical leadership and its significance.......................................................................................1Different clinical leadership styles..............................................................................................2Clinical leadership within modern organisations full of complexities.......................................3CONCLUSION...............................................................................................................................4REFERENCES...............................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTIONClinical leadership is defined as the participation or involvement of healthcare staffmembers in undertaking leadership roles such as using clinical experience to inspire and promotevalues and to focus on organisational aim as well as on quality care and needs of patients. Therehave been wide range of leadership styles which are adopted by the organisations as per theirorganisational structures, aim and requirements (Weberg & et.al. 2018). Considering the criticaland sensitive nature of clinical practices a single leadership style may not provide the effectivesolutions for care providers and management team of healthcare organisations.THESIS STATEMENT:To evaluate the significance and implementation of different clinical leadership styles inorganisational context so that the leadership styles can meet the complexity and sensitivity ofclinical objectives without adhering firmly to a single leadership.DiscussionClinical leadership and its significanceAccording toMianda & Voce, (2018)leadership is known asthe ability of an individualto influence or affect other individuals or groups through skills, attitude and knowledge.Leadership can be considered as the integral element of clinical environment and for improvingthe clinical services. Health care services consist of huge number of individuals and associatedorganisations. Thus, the leadership and management approaches in clinical practices are vital asthey provide professional obligation. In order to assure that quality services are provided to allpatients and all staff members are working effectively and accurately leadership development isvital. It has been observed that most of the health professionals are receives education andtraining only regarding their clinical and healthcare practices.Thus, most of the healthcare professionals are not able to integrate their knowledge andabilities with the management and organisational practices of healthcare. The same is reflected inthe quality of services when professionals are not able to work in teams or to achieve commongoals which are essential for the quality growth of hospitals. Healthcare services are expensiveand globalisation has made it possible to easily access the quality services. Thus, for the clinics ithas become challenging that they not only make their practices clinically accurate but alsofeasible in terms of costs (Rupp, 2017). The use of leadership in clinical practices encourageshealthcare professionals to use evidence practices so that quality of care services can be1
improved. The leadership skills contributes to the growth of individuals by regularly monitoringtheir actions and leading them towards the best professional practices.It is the responsibility of the leaders to motivate and guide other team members so thatthey can achieve operational efficiency as team and can overcome the personal and professionalskill barriers. Without clinical leadership healthcare service providers may not work effectivelyas a team and this can have adverse impact on the overall care quality provided to patients. Theleaders regulate and guide the team members so that they can work together and can assess theneeds of patients, carers and other staff members (Brocklehurst & et.al., 2013).Different clinical leadership stylesThere is vast range of clinical leadership styles which can be used by healthcare serviceproviders. Each of these styles have their own pros and cons and thus from long term healthorganisations are using these styles in different clinical aspects.Transformational leadership:In this leadership approach individuals and relations are emphasised. Since clinicalpractices aims at delivering services as per the personalised needs of individual this is verycommon approach used in clinical leadership. This type of leaders inspire others throughcommunication and have clear vision which helps them to empower others as well as to meetothers. For instance the nurses which providers care services to the mentally ill patients are verygood in communication. Their skill help them to understand the patient and to take decision forthe welfare of patients. These leadersare also required to have proper coordination andcommunication with other team members so that they can take most suitable decision related topatient's health. However transformational approach does not provide much emphasis on culturaldiversity or emotional dimension of the leadership. Thus type of leadership approach is moresuitable with only nursing professionals and limited to other clinical professionals.Congruent leadership style:Contrary to the transformational style, congruent style focus on beliefs and values of theleaders and thus congruence is the foundation between deeds and actions of leaders (Davis,Corless & Nicholas, 2018). This theory is more suitable from the clinical perspective. Theleaders who are expertise in their clinical practice and have passion for the quality care can givesexcellent training to the other professionals so that as a team organisational goals can beachieved. Along with the communication skills this type of leaders are also required to have2
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