5 DQ 2
Some advocacy strategies leaders use to create positive change are empathy, healing, and building community. In the health care setting nurse leaders must abide by ethical principles such as beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice. Initiating change at the bedside can be accomplished in a variety of ways such as advocating for important issues and inspiring fellow nurses through role modeling, idea sharing, and mentoring (Grand Canyon University, 2018). Nurse leaders must advocate to preserve human dignity, patient equality, and for patients to be free from suffering. Other keys to advocacy include collaboration, cooperation, transparency, and consistency. Collaboration also known as shared governance can provide opportunities to produce positive change at the bedside. By evaluating the bigger picture of wellness, and looking at specific areas of weakness, solutions can be easier to establish. Leaders should be passionate and serve a purpose that is intent on advocating for others to create positive change.
The influence of leadership can be far-reaching in practice and improving patient outcomes even when not in a formal role. Describe advocacy strategies that you can use as a leader to create positive change in your current workplace. In response to peers, describe a time when you provided leadership and the outcome. Was there anything that you would do differently?
Using 200-300 words APA format with at least two references. Sources must be published within the last 5 years.