Nursing Leadership in COVID

Nursing Leadership in COVID-19

Part I:

There are multiple – each quite different – styles of management, some of which are better suited to specific organizational cultures, work groups, and/or circumstances. Research various management styles and read about what makes each one different, and detail the pros and cons of each one. Create a small chart for yourself to use as reference in the discussion.

Reflect on individuals – not necessarily people who are in healthcare – who you consider to be leaders. Identify for yourselves the characteristics that these leaders embody, focusing on characteristics and qualities that make them stand out as leaders.

Finally, review healthcare ethical principles. Be certain you understand the differences between and among the primary principles that guide the nursing profession and medical/health care.

Part II:

Crisis situations (for example the current COVID-19 pandemic, terrorist acts, or natural disasters) often are breeding grounds for the exacerbation of ethical dilemmas and workplace issues. Healthcare environments are not excluded from these challenges.

Discuss at least one (1) ethical dilemma (an ethical dilemma is defined as a situation in which there is a choice to be made between two options, neither of which resolves the situation in an ethically acceptable fashion) AND two (2) workplace/Hospital issues that may be more prevalent during a crisis.

Be sure to explain the ethical principles that are conflicting.

Give examples from your readings and/or your experiences regarding the potential workplace issues. Include your thoughts regarding why the workplace issues may surface or become worse during a crisis.

Which management style do you think is best for dealing with the workplace issues you raised. Explain.

Do you think it is better to have strong leaders or strong managers during periods of prolonged or severe crisis? Why?

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