Active Leadership in The Interdisciplinary Team KOT 1 Task 1 November 18, 2012
Running Head: Active Leadership
Leadership Strategies It is a fact that in order to produce a favorable client outcome, we seek guidance from our leaders. There are times when a nurse assumes a leadership role while not formally possessing that title. Two strategies for a nurse on an interdisciplinary team to exhibit are assuming a leadership attitude and acting as a mentor. Assuming a leadership attitude involves effective communication. To gain respect in an interdisciplinary group, one must give it as well. Feedback should be encouraged to allow fellow members to feel connected to the group. Leadership attitude involves setting the tone for teamwork to evolve. Respecting and valuing other team member’s opinions impacts their contribution to the goal at hand. When problems arise, it is essential that interdisciplinary groups work as a unit. Team members respect those individuals that exhibit a sense of mentorship. Mentors play an important role as they contribute both knowledge and experience. Mentors serve as good resources when issues and concerns need to be addressed.
Running Head: Active Leadership Active Involvement
Clients benefit when interdisciplinary teams interact. Nurses must be actively involved to ensure that specific goals are met. In patient care, there are many types of staff involved. Every team member plays a vital role and must be respected. A nurse’s role in the plan of care is important. The nurse presents data like lab work, diagnostic tests and nursing assessments. This information is important in acquiring a common goal.
Contributing Position Nurses often find themselves in a position where they can actively contribute in an interdisciplinary team. Two ways they can contribute are as patient advocates and...