Leadership Priorities: Annotated Bibliography
As a transformational leader, priorities are necessary to not only be successful but to recognize that success as well. In a correctional facility the focus is probably a bit different than hospital based facilities. Priority one would be staff safety and response times to emergencies. Priority two would be quality and safe patient care and finally priority three would be an overall cost reduction in the clinic budget. Needed resources for all priorities would include first and foremost a trained staff both technically and diversely with the target population. To accomplish this training modules, training manuals and ...view middle of the document...
Curtis, E., & OÂ¿Connell, R. (2011). Essential leadership skills for motivating and developing
staff. Nursing Management - UK, 18(5), 32-35.
This article is based on the fact that the skill set needed to be a good nurse are not the same skill set needed to be an effective manager. It further discusses how nurses are often given a broader role, which includes management, without adequate training to do so. This article explored two types of leadership styles; transactional and transformational. Regardless of the style skilled communication skills are needed. Nurses tend to respond to a transformational leadership style at higher rates. This style includes nurses in day to day decisions and utilizes ways for the nurse to be inspired and to “own” their work therefore becoming invested at their facility. The article concludes that leadership style needs developed into one that increases motivation and encourages nurses to engage in a mature decision making practices that increases worker empowerment, increasing satisfaction at every level. This article will be useful exploring techniques by leaders that are most effective to motivate staff. In order to increase safety the staff has to respect and trust in the leader and then be motivated to make the change. There are many ideas in this article that may be useful when developing a plan.
McPhaul, K., London, M., Lipscomb, J., (January 31, 2013) "A Framework for Translating
Workplace Violence Intervention Research into Evidence-Based Programs" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 18, No. 1, Manuscript 4.
Any type of workplace violence can lead to staff harm as well as patient harm. This article goes to great lengths explaining a framework for utilizing evidence based interventions to curb this violence. Violence in an everyday occurrence in a prison. Having evidence backed interventions and a framework to follow can help allow for positive outcomes and hopefully decreased violence. The framework explores the various mechanisms of workplace violence and offer intervention techniques to counteract them. One such intervention of particular importance to the listed priority is a hazard analysis. It clearly describes what is needed to start the analysis and then what to do with that data. While this article is based on hospitals the framework can be implemented in a correctional facility as well with the added benefit of already having a security process in place. Learning new ways to curb the violence and what to do to prevent them is a large part of this priority.
ACA. (2013, July 31). American Correctional Association. Retrieved from American
Correctional Association: https://www.aca.org
This website is a wonderful resource as it has not only normal every day operating security and safety issues but also has a section devoted to correctional healthcare. Publications of the Correctional Health Today journal...