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Read Chapter 5 attached and create an APA style 500 words essay answering the following questions. Include at leas 3 references

1. Describe the organizational characteristics of the facility in which you currently have a clinical assignment. Include the following:

a. Type of organization

b. Overall climate of the facility

c. How the organization is structured

d. Formal and informal goals and processes of the organization

2. Why is the work climate of an organization important to nurse leaders and managers?

3. What are the ways in which a nurse can enhance his or her expertise?

4. Explain “shared governance,” and describe how it can affect the power structure of a health-care organization.

5. Why is it important for staff nurses to understand the culture and real goals of the organization in which they work?

1. Describe your ideal organization. Explain each feature and why you think it is important.

2. Interview one of the staff nurses on your unit. Find out what practices within the organization help to empower the nurses. Compare this list of practices with those discussed in the textbook.

3. Recall the last time you walked into a hospital, clinic, or physician’s office for the first time. What was your first impression? Did you feel comfortable and welcome? Why or why not? If you could change the first impression this facility makes, what would you do?

4-What changes could be made at a very low cost? What changes would be expensive?Finally, discuss why it is important for a health-care facility to make a good first impression

 

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Chapter 5 Organizations, Power, and Empowerment Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Understanding Organizations Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Types of Health-Care Organizations • Private not-for-profit • Publicly supported • Private for-profit Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Understanding Organizational Culture • Artifact level • Espoused beliefs • Underlying assumptions Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Culture of Safety • Acknowledge mistakes. • Detect error-prone situations. • Change aspects of systems that are error-producing. Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Care Environments • • • • Collegial relationships Skilled nurse managers Staff development Quality of care Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Organizational Goals • • • • • Survival Growth Profit Status Dominance Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Organizational Structures Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Traditional • Hierarchical • Employees are ranked from top to bottom. Nursing leadership and management
• The number of people on the bottom is usually greater than the number on the top. • Authority resides at the top. • Power is distributed. Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company The Organizational Hierarchy CEO Administrators Managers Staff nurses Technicians (including LPNs) Aides, housekeeping, maintenance Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Innovative • • • • Organic structure Emphasizes flexibility Less centralized Decisions are made by the individuals who will implement them. • Emphasizes autonomy Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Processes • A way to get things done within an organization • Two mechanisms – Formal – Informal Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Power Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Definition • Power is the ability to influence other people despite resistance. • Power may be actual or potential. • Power may be intended or unintended. Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Sources of Power • • • • Authority Reward Expertise/control of information Coercion Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Who Has the Power? • • • • Managers Clients Assistants Nurses Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Empowering Nurses Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company What Feeling Empowered Includes • • • • Self-determination Meaning Competence Impact Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Contributors to Empowerment • • • • Participation in decision-making autonomy Manageable workload Reward and recognition Fairness Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Shared Governanc Nursing leadership and management
e • • • • Practice councils Unit budgeting, scheduling Committees Peer review Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Professional Organizations • • • • • Collegiality Advocacy Representation Enhancing competence Recognition of achievements Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Collective Bargaining • Uses the power of numbers for a common cause • Employee protection • Employee benefits Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Enhancing Expertise • • • • • • Participate in team conferences. Take advantage of CEU offerings. Attend conferences. Keep your reading up-to-date. Participate in nursing research. Observe experienced nurses and nurse leaders. Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company Conclusion • Becoming and remaining empowered requires active participation. • Seek organizations whose organizational cultures are a fit with your professional goals. Copyright © 2015. F.A. Davis Company … Nursing leadership and management