Leadership Theory in Clinical Setting

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Running head: LEADERSHIP IN CLINICAL SETTINGLEADERSHIP IN CLINICAL SETTINGName of student:Name of the university:Author note:
1LEADERSHIP IN CLINICAL SETTINGIntroduction:The main challenge which is faced by a large number of healthcare organizations is to develop aproper culture and nurture the culture which will help in ensuring the delivery of continuouslyimproving different factors within the healthcare setting. These factors would mainly involvedevelopment of high quality service as well as a safe and compassionate healthcare (Kumar et al.2013). In such a scenario, effective leadership plays one of the most influential factors in shapingthe organizational culture and at the same time also ensuring that the most important leadershipbehaviors, qualities and strategies are exhibited by the leaders (al-Bushi et al. 2014). Thefollowing assignment will depict the positive effects of leaderships in healthcare setting,different issues in leadership and their effective strategies and also different leadership styles.Three main aims of effective leadership:The main aim of leaders would be to ensure direction, alignment as well as commitment withinthe team members as well as organizations. With the setting up of the directions within the teammembers, the leaders need to ensure agreement as well as pride among the members of the teamso that they can easily develop an understanding about what the organization tries to achieve andhelp them in being consistent with by the visions, strategies and value of the organizations inhealthcare (Laschinger and Fida 2015). By the aim of alignment, it means that effectivecoordination should be ensured by the leaders within the team members and practice integrationwithin the work. The leaders should also have skills which will help the team members topractice commitment which means everyone in the healthcare setting should take responsibilitiesas well as make their personal priorities to ensure success of the organization by providing the
2LEADERSHIP IN CLINICAL SETTINGbest quality care to the patients which should be safe as well as culturally competent (Gopee andGalloway 2017).Advantages of effective leadership in Healthcare services:Leaders with effective leadership skills ensure a safe, high quality as well as compassionate careas a topmost priority. They have to make sure that the voices of the patients are providedimportance to at every level. They also make sure that they would build up teams which haveskill to attend patient experience, needs, concern s well as feedback (Wong 2015). An efficientleader make sure that he or she can provide a supportive, empathic, available, compassionate,respectful as well as empowering leadership. They set core leadership strategies are to promoteparticipation as well as involvement of the staff members. They not only provide importance tothe voice of the patients but also make sure that the voices of the staffs are provided significanceas well as their suggestions are also encourages, heard and acted upon across the organization.They also provide support of various kinds to their staffs so that they can undertake innovationwithin safe boundaries (Wong and Laschinger 2013). They also make sure that everyone of theorganization is clear about what they are required to do. Such leaders also provide positivefeedback to the staffs on their good service which make them confidant and encourage them towork in a more skilled manner. They also insisted on the maintenance of transparency in variousissues like in relation to errors, serious accidents, different problems as well as complaints. Theymainly take mistakes of staffs as opportunities for their learning. Moreover they also effectivelydeal with poor performance issues and also maintain correct strategies which help them to handleaggressive, inappropriate as well as unacceptable behaviors of staffs and patients effectively(Weaver and Rosen 2014). They also introduce new innovative methods which provide the staffswith opportunities that promote continuous development of knowledge, skills and abilities of the
3LEADERSHIP IN CLINICAL SETTINGstaff so that they can improve quality of patient care, compassion, safety and also patientexperience. Such leaders always encourage as well as provide motivation and reward innovationwith many new introductions of new and improved ways of working (Lin et al. 2015).Issues faced by leaders and effective leadership strategies:Improper service delivery:Often with the advancement of time, healthcare professionals need to adapt themselves with thecurrent trends of practices and match up their knowledge with the modern technological skills toprovide best care to patients. However there are many professionals who do notoften developthe knowledge of the modern technologies which hamper the quality of care to patients.Moreover it is also seen that many professionals do not have proper communication skill withother members that affect the all over service delivery of the teams to the patient (Laschinger andFida 2014). Such patient should be given proper training on the communication development ofskills to overcome their challenges. Patient care is a team effort that depends upon thecollaboration of doctors, nurses, physical therapists as well as other specialists. In such scenariosit becomes extremely important for the leaders to unify the teams and ensure that everyindividual are performing their own responsibilities and at the same time also ensuring the skilldevelopment of the nurses (Karamitri, Talias and Bellali 2017). Moreover, leaders also help indeveloping the onset of coordination of the efforts among the team members which not onlyenhance quality of care but also helps in redistribution of the pressures on the nurses. Inaltogether, the leaders help to improve the patient safety in organizations.Handling inexperienced nurses:
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