IMAGINE YOU ARE A NEW GRADUATE NURSE OR MIDWIFE ON AN INPATIENT HOSPITAL WARD. THE WARD EDUCATOR HAS ASKED YOU TO PREPARE A STAFF IN-SERVICE ON THE TOPIC OF LEADERSHIP AND HOW DIFFERENT LEADERSHIP STYLES CAN BE USED TO PROMOTE PATIENT SAFETY.
Essay Adequately and appropriately use at least seven (7) recent (i.e. from 2011) peer reviewed , academic, research/evidence-based journal articles, (preferably from nursing management and leadership journals) to adequately support critical discussion points. The quality of your critical discussion will depend largely on the appropriateness and quality of references and how well these are used to provide evidence and support for that discussion.Aim of assessmentThis assessment provides the student with the opportunity to critically analyse the application of leadership styles in the clinical practice.Essay Topic:Imagine you are a new graduate nurse or midwife on an inpatient hospital ward. The ward educator has asked you to prepare a staff in-service on the topic of leadership and how different leadership styles can be used to promote patient safety.Details:The essay requires:A definition of patient safety and discussion of the relationship between leadership and patient safety in clinical practice.A concise description of three leadership styles and their essential characteristics.A discussion of the relationship between leadership and patient safety in clinical practice.Critical analysis of how each of these three leadership styles could be used to promote patient safety in one specific instance (for example, reducing medication error, reducing the incidence of patient falls) in the hospital inpatient setting.Criteria and Standards of assessment Essay:Introduction – The introduction includes an expertly constructed thesis, and provides an exceptional, clear, comprehensive and concise overview of all major concepts and issues to be addressed in the body of the work.Discusses the relationship between leadership and patient safety in clinical practice.Includes definitions of patient safety in discussion.