- As a nurse leader, you have been assigned a new initiative project. What steps would you take to ensure that you are using all the components of evidence-based practice? Explain why each of these steps is essential.
- Compare and contrast the characteristics/behaviors/competencies observed in two leadership models (for example, Lewin’s leadership style). Which model would be most effective for adaptation to a climate for EBP and why?
- Quality assurance is quickly becoming the way to evaluate patient satisfaction. Find an example and share it in the forum. Explain why you chose to share this particular example.
- In the mid-20th century, Dr. Williams Demings was a leader in quality improvement. His framework helped to transform health care through the use of his management theory and research techniques. Review his theory and choose three points to discuss. How could you use them as a nurse leader?
- Patient safety culture remains the number one concern for all facilities. How can you ensure that patient safety is maintained on a unit where you are the nurse leader?
- What are some of the benefits of program planning, and what steps would you take to put them in place in a unit where you are the nurse leader?
- Change is a constant in the field of nursing. There are several steps that must take place for a nurse leader to implement a change. Use this forum to discuss each of the essential steps.
- There are many roles that a nurse leader must take on in order to be a good change agent. Discuss these different roles and their effect on the change process.
When examining how women socially construct powerful language, it is advantageous to look into utilizing membership categorization analysis (MCA) and how it can expand our knowledge of language use. MCA is an analytic approach in which we categorize behaviors, or activities, exhibited in interactions (Butler & Weatherall, 2006; Housley & Fitzgerald, 2009). This correlates to identity in the same manner by “the way people both do and recognize descriptions of themselves and others” (Butler & Weatherall, 2006, p. 443). MCA begins to classify individuals in a series of categories that can be described as various identities, such as gender, race, familial membership, societal status, occupation, etc. (Butler & Weatherall, 2006; Silverman, 1998). Originally, MCA constructed relatively fixed categorizations, but has since expanded further (Leudar, Marsland & Nekvapil, 2001). These categorizations can be misleading despite their frequently obvious nature. For example, Eglin (2002) examines how despite calling an individual ‘woman,’ an array of possible classifications is still revealed. The obvious answer is to make an assumption of classifying the individual as female over male, though the possibility stands of whether the classification is indicating an adult female, over a child, or girl. In this sense, like much of communication and language, MCA is grounded in context and the situation of the individuals involved. Various facets of MCA can help to establish how one’s language and identity can be constructed in a powerful manner. MCA is one method, which can be utilized in interactions and lead to more knowledge on the development of language and identities (Fitzgerald, 2012). Another tool of MCA that can be incorporated in the establishment of such identities is that of a membership categorization device (MCD). MCDs are classified as “collection(s) of categories” (Silverman, 1998, p. 79) for which an individual is part of. Collections, or sets of categories, include multiple identities of the same category, such as father and son being members of a family. Through this categorization, we are able to examine and observe a framework for the type of language expressed to identify ‘powerful’ women as well as how others help shape those identities. People often construct their own identity through the use of MCDs and language without the attempt to do so. In one particular example, Stokoe (2010) began looking into how men’s identities are formed based on actions and behaviors through violent assaults of women. These men were likely to still lack blame for their activities, despite the fact that the assault occurred. This w>GET ANSWER