Understanding The Vulnerability, Perfectionism, And Shame From The Book Daring Greatly By Brene Brown

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Understanding the Importance of Vulnerability in Nursing Practice and Leadership The concept of vulnerability can be seen on a daily basis in the nursing profession. From working effectively as a team to having difficult conversations with a patient, nurses must be engaged in their own feelings to understand how that can influence the way they provide care or deal with stressors in the healthcare setting. The purpose of this paper is to examine how the concepts of vulnerability, perfectionism, and shame from the book Daring Greatly (2012) by Brené Brown apply in nursing practice and leadership in the terms of empathy, patient advocacy, and nurse burnout. I will also discuss how vulnerability has changed my views in leadership and how I will use it in nursing practice. Background and Definitions In Daring Greatly (2012), Brown discusses the importance of vulnerability. She defines vulnerability as a person’s exposure to feelings, risks, and uncertainty (Brown, 2012). Being vulnerable is an essential part of our emotional lives as it impacts the way we choose to work, live, love, and lead (Brown, 2012). Nursing is a profession where interpersonal relationships are created on a daily basis. Nurses must be able to adapt to the emotional needs of patients as well as understand their own feelings and bias. In order for vulnerability to be effective, it requires the initial establishment of some mutuality, trust, and boundaries (Brown, 2012). Along with the idea of

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