Professional Identity Stewardship

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Professional Identity and Stewardship: Leadership Interview
An interview was done with a leader at Orlando health hospital by the name of Mr. F. The interview took place in Mr. F’s office and lasted for about 30 minutes. It was a very interesting discussion in which four questions was asked to Mr. F. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the information received from his responses to the four questions raised about his role as a clinical nurse supervisor, his description of professionalism and it relationship to influencing his professional obligations in the workplace and his concepts of importance concerning professional advocacy for his co-workers.
His Role
The first question asked Mr. F to describe his role. Mr. F is a clinical nurse …show more content…

F to define professionalism. He defined professionalism as to conduct to the moral and nursing guidelines of care. Then, he added that professionalism is being courteous, truthful, and honest of what is said and how someone presents themselves. As professionals, we should keep a good attitude, be liable, and take responsibility in holding your license and other accreditations up-to-date. Making every effort to do your best, showing respect, being a leader, and the skills to make good judgments are ways of acting like a professional. Furthermore, he stated that professionalism is an essential component of nursing because professionalism as a nurse is revealed by how you behave and act in the safety and overall health of patients.
Steward of Health Care
Mr. F answered the third question by saying that he considers himself a steward of health care because, by definition, a steward is a person who helps coordinate people, who take care of individuals and supervises them, which are all my duties as a nurse supervisor. Moreover, he believes all nurses are stewards because they are caring for their patients by being organized and managing their health care demands.
Importance of Leader as …show more content…

F, it is important that leaders exercise professional advocacy and authenticity as well as power and influence when working with co-workers because first, all leaders need to be advocates for their patients and staff members. By doing so, they demonstrate support to their patients and staff members, which create a good impression in the nursing profession. Second, authenticity can impact not only the nursing workforce and the profession but also the healthcare delivery system and society as a whole. He added that as a leader, being authentic to your co-workers is vital to keep a positive work environment, which can decrease high turnover rates and nursing shortages. Third, the definition of power is different for everybody. For Mr. F, power is a control on individuals whether it is as a co-worker or as a leader. According to Green (1999), an effective leader tends to use power in a subtle, mindful form that reduces rank differences and prevents threats to the person’s dignity. Lastly, Mr. F believes that influence is a necessary component to be an effective leader because when leaders influence their team members, they will quickly endorse and implement decisions that the leaders view required for the workplace. Then, he added that leadership does not exist without

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