… are all of the current staff necessary to the end goal of efficient and competent patient care?
is the department overstaffed? (note that this is rarely a field in which much margin for change is present; most hospitals are understaffed and those who could be considered overstaffed – by economists – need each staff member to maintain high quality service and care
can the level of education, knowledge, and …
… do, not as I say), not from summary dictates (e.g., do as I say, not as I do).
In restructured health services, nurse managers should be directly responsible for managing nursing services. They advise other managers whose staff includes nurses on matters pertaining to professional nursing.
Leadership is an essential component of management. It is also critical that the nurse leaders are personally prepared …
… into manageable steps, providing on-line coaching and help all serve the function of reducing learning anxiety and thus creating genuine motivation to learn and change.
Unfortunately, however, motivation is not enough. A theory or model of change must also explain the actual learning and change mechanisms, and here Lewin’s cognitive models were also very helpful in providing a theoretical base.
It is clear that to …