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Leadership to Improve Quality in Diverse Situations

Leadershipto Improve Quality in Diverse Situations

Leadershipto Improve Quality in Diverse Situations

Byefficiently playing the role of leaders, Bedside nurses have theability to improve the quality outcome of patients as well as that ofthe health center. Bedside nurses have a direct influence on painmanagement, mortality, patient satisfaction, quality improvement, andsafety (Grossman, 2009). Hood(2014) suggests that leadership is integral to deliveringprofessional services to patients. Bedsidenurses have influences over the mortality and the running of dailyactivities in the health center. An act of leadership by bedsidenurses would improve not only the outcome of the patients but alsothe quality of health service offered. While there are severalsituations where nurses demonstrate leadership, one sector to helpimprove quality is the bedside. Therefore, this paper presents adiscussion on how leadership can contribute to improving quality atthe bedside.

Bedsidenurses can act as leaders by accepting their role to provide care tofamilies, patients, and organizations. This can be achieved followingan understanding of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses as aleader in the health care. Identifying the characteristics and skillsof oneself as a leader is important as it gives one the ability toperform (Netina, 2013). Nurses can use their strengths as leaders toprovide quality even in the most diverse situations. Bedside nursescan also take in leadership programs to improve their capabilities asservice providers. This would go further to include utilizing theexperienced earned in the process of providing care.

Inconclusion, nurses should practice accountability since it helps incarrying out one’s responsibilities. Accountability and the act ofchallenging negative behavior are likely to influence good bedsidenursing care. Bedside nurses should also have the capacity tofacilitate care and quality outcome. Nurses should accept newchallenges and be ready to work out of their comfort zone.


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