Effective Approaches of Leadership and Management in the Nursing Field

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Having effective leadership and management is essential for any health care facility to operate. Both leadership and management are an essential part to delivering quality healthcare to the patients that they serve. The foundation to any facility is nursing which must be led by the best leadership and management available for its continued success. This is the key to helping that facility to achieve a high level of patient and employee satisfaction. Having adequate staffing for any facility is an issue that many facilities face due to the shortage of nurses. This paper will compare and contrast nurse leaders and managers thoughts with the use of contract employees to assist with the shortage of nursing staff. It will also show support with theory, principles, skills, and roles of the leader versus the manager. It will also identify the writer’s personal philosophy of nursing as well as explain her own personal style of leadership.
According to a recent article written by Keith Loria, hospitals are finding that using travel nurses to temporarily fill the gap caused by nursing shortages has shown no worse outcomes in patient care as previously thought. It was found that no association between employing travel nurses and the preventable mortality after surgical procedures. The extra staffing was a beneficial outcome when studied (Loria, 2013). Nurses who worked for the agency were asked about their job satisfaction which was reported as extremely high when compared to the

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