Innate Characteristics Of The Trait Theory In Nursing

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Trait Theories The Trait theory is based on the innate characteristics that a leader should have in order to lead successfully. For example, sense of humor, caring, and friendly. People in the Trait Theory has to show certain qualities when they communicate and these qualities have to remain constant in different environments.

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Kim, M. (2009). Trait theory. In S. W. Littlejohn & K. A. Foss (Eds.), Encyclopedia of communication theory (Vol. 2, pp. 964-966). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd. doi: 10.4135/9781412959384.n380 On way to applied the trait theory in the nursing practice is when the nurse has innate characterizes such as, compassion at the time of caring the patients. Understanding the needs of the patient and showing compassion will have a huge impact on the patient outcome. I feel that this is one of my characteristics as a nurse, and I can see how the patients respond better to treatment when they receive compassionate care. Serving as symbol
Representing the nursing profession and the values and beliefs of the organization to patients/families and other community groups Style Theories The Style theory focuses on what the leaders do to keep good relationships in the work environment. The positive behaviors that the leader present at the time of building relationships with others, will allow them to peruse effective relationships. At the same time, the style theory states that people have their own way of learning and it is better achieve in different ways.

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The style theory can be applied to the experience during my last preceptorship rotation. My preceptor during the last clinical rotation was an excellent leader, she always showed a positive attitude toward me.
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