1.Discuss the differences between a leader and a manager.
- Which is more important, working for an effective leader or an effective manager? Explain your answer.
- Observe the nurse manager in a unit to which students have been assigned. What management style is displayed? How does the staff respond to this style?
- What qualities do you think are most important to be a good nurse manager?
- Interview the nurse manager on your assignment unit. What interpersonal, decisional, and informational activities does he or she complete on a daily basis?
- You are the nurse manager on your unit. One of the most experienced staffers has been out on sick leave, and another just had a baby. The rest of the staff are working very hard to pick up the slack to avoid using agency personnel. What tangible and intangible rewards might you use to thank the staff?
- PART 1: Begin by writing a 50-word description of the ideal nurse manger, someone you would like to work for. Describe a real-life nurse manager whom you have encountered in one of your clinical rotations. What qualities of this person meet your ideal? In what ways does this individual not meet your ideal? (Reminder: nobody’s perfect.)
PART 2: Think about becoming an ideal manager yourself. What qualities of an ideal manager do you already possess? What qualities do you still need to develop? How will you accomplish this?
- Find your own state’s requirements for informed consent. Do elective procedures and emergency situations use the same standard?
- Obtain a copy of your state’s Nurse Practice Act. Does the act give adequate guidance for nurses to know if an action is within the scope of nursing practice?
- Explain how the Nurse Practice Act in your state provides for consumer protection and for professional nursing progress.
- What are your thoughts on multistate licensure? How does it strengthen and weaken professional nursing?
- As a new nurse, how can you ensure confidentiality in clinical settings?
- How can nurses safeguard the confidentiality of medical information when sending it by fax or e-mail?
- Explain the role of the nurse in obtaining informed consent. Do you believe that this is within the scope of nursing practice? Explain your answer.
- Should nurses carry malpractice insurance? Explain your answer.
- Should all patients have advance directives? Explain your answer.
- Should employers be permitted to require nurses to work overtime if there is a shortage of registered nursing staff on a unit? Support your answer with evidence from the literature.
he majority of sentences are fines, suspended sentences or community service, with only a small percentage of overall sentences being custodial. Therefore, possible contributing causes to the disproportionate ratio of men to women in prison could be due to men receiving a longer prison sentence than women, a higher percentage of male offenders being sentenced to prison than women, or the fact that men serve a greater proportion of their sentence (on average). These could be contributing factors to the significantly higher number of men in prison, suggesting that the crimes committed by men are on average much worse than women’s and therefore justifying this disparity. However, when examining the graph below, it reveals that women are substantially less likely to be sent to prison than men for the same type of crime that has been committed, with the exception of drug offences, where the disparity could be considered as negligible. This provides substantial evidence to suggest that men are not being sent to prison more often than women because they are carrying out more serious offences, and therefore implies a gender bias towards women and gender discrimination towards men within the Criminal Justice System. It is therefore important to acknowledge how the lengths of the sentences the offenders receive varies between the two genders. Studies have shown that in 2009/10, for all crimes committed where a custodial sentence has been awarded, men received a (Ministry of Justice, 2014) sentence which was 64 per cent longer than what women received, on average. Once again, this provokes intriguing questions. Is this justifiable due to the fact that men’s crimes are on average more heinous than women’s? Are women being given shorter prison sentences due to the fact that they perpetrate less severe crimes? Or does this arise because of a clear gender bias in the Criminal Justice System? We can see how this notion is further reinforced in the histogram that is shown below, which reveals how the sentence lengths awarded to women and men vary significantly for the same type of crime, over 42 categories of crime in England and Wales. The data suggests that the sentences received by men are markedly longer than those received by women, for the same type of crime for nearly every category, with some slight exceptions. The disparity between the genders in custodial sentence length could therefore be attributed to a bias against men within the Criminal Justice System. (Ministry of Justice, 2014) Another point to be considered is the effect of parole for men and women>GET ANSWER