Reflection essay about the relationship between leadership style and patient safety
2.4.2 Essay: Critical reflection Scenario-Based Essay
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Monday 9th September at midnight
Refer to Section 2.5 of the LG- General Submission Requirements Critical Reflection Scenario Based Essay
There is a word limit of 1500 words. Use your computer to total the number of words used in your assignment.
However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count. In-text citations will i
be included n the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking at 1500 words plus 10%.
This assessment provides the student the opportunity to evaluate leadership styles in relation to patient safety.
You are working as a new graduate nurse/ new graduate midwife in your chosen area of the hospital. You are finding the work a little challenging but feel supported by a positive culture and an engaged mentor. Your ward values ongoing education. There is an in-service roster that requires each nurse/ midwife to give a presentation and your turn is in one month. Your topic is the relationship between leadership style and patient safety. As part of your preparation for this presentation you do some research through the hospital library and you are able to call on some of the content covered in the third year of your degree.
Write an essay that discusses the relationship between leadership styles and patient safety.
The essay needs to include:
A definition of the terms leadership and patient safety and an examination of the relationship between the two.
A concise description of at least two leadership styles
A critical analysis of two ( or more) leadership styles and how such styles may or may not promote patient safety. Use one specific patient safety issue (for example medication safety, falls, recognition of the deteriorating patient or prevention of deep venous thrombosis) as an example to illustrate your discussion.
Learning materials available on the vUWS site.
Tutorial discussions and activities
Individual library searches of relevant literature