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EXPERIENCES ARE BEST WHEN SHARED                                                   ALL NURSES ARE LEADERS.."As a newly-qua...
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  1. 1. CommuniqueMESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF CUSTODIAN "To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; that is to be a nurse." - courtesy Rawsi Williams, RN Dear Gyandeep member, We all know that Nursing is indeed one of the noblest professions in the world. It is a practice of providing care for the sick and infirm, and is a vital component of medical care. For every patient, constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon and so nowadays a trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity. Today, we require more and more persons who care, who are sensitive enough to provide succor to the wounded, the hurt, the ailing; and we are lucky to see an increasing number of young and bright students seeking their career in Nursing. We, at Elsevier are working every bit to provide rich and quality content and to impart best knowledge to the young and aspiring nurses. We have a reason to celebrate Nursing! This year again during the Nurses week (6-12 May), the whole world celebrated the hard work and dedication of nurses who work long and hard to put smiles on the faces of their patients. Elsevier Gyandeepfinds this occasion to wish not only the Nurses, but also the Nursing students, and specially the Nursing Faculty who act as a facilitator of learning, serveas role models, provide mentoring and nurture both leadership as well as clinical skills in the Nursing students. Elsevier Gyandeep pays tribute to thevalues that the nursing legend Florence Nightingale sought to practice and establish, whose birth anniversary on 12 May the world celebrates asInternational Nurses Day. We acknowledge the contribution of nursing faculty to the society and respect them for the time they devote for advancing thenursing profession and passing along their knowledge to the next generation of nurses.The current Gyandeep issue has been given a theme, "Nursing Leadership". We would like to give special thanks to Ms. Rupa Ashok Verma, Principal,MKSSS College of Nursing for Women, Nagpur for contributing an article for this newsletter. We hope that all our readers & contributors continue tolend support to this newsletter. You can also send news related to your college/school, your views and short write-ups including human interest items,particularly concerning the nurses. You may also provide us your review/feedback on any of Elseviers Book.We request you to stay connected to us and let us know how we can actuate this Gyandeepprogramme further to contribute more to your community.Regards, NURSING PRINCIPALS MEETAjit Sharma Dear Gyandeep Member,Chief custodian, Gyandeep Elsevier Gyandeep has a mission: To build aElsevier Health Sciences, India community of leaders who can interact & share knowledge and expertise amongst Nursing professionals. We have always strived hard toCARE MUST BE VIEWED AS THE ESSENCE OF NURSING add value to your academic pursuits throughSource: Nursing Times timely knowledge updates, meetings, seminarsThe phrase "Nursing Leadership" should convey a direct connection to the discipline of and association with Nursing Key Opinionnursing. The focus of nursing leaders is to nurse. All the activities related to the role are Leaders (KOLs).ultimately centered on those being nursed. Nursing leaders must be able to articulate nursings As part of this endeavor, Elsevier Gyandeepunique role in the healthcare team. This calls for a substantive understanding of caring as theessence of nursing. held Focus Group Interactions across various regions of the India. During the meet, manyCaring is the core intention that directs all actions. Within the framework of caring, the nursing esteemed knowledge leaders come across theleader is responsible for rising to the challenges that make hearing the calls for nursingdifficult, as well as securing the resources needed to truly nurse. table and share the experiences and pearls of wisdom to give an insight into the world ofCaring-based nursing leadership calls for a commitment on the part of the nurse to know health sciences. After organizing successful andhimself or herself as a caring person. Mayeroff (1971), a philosopher, offered a view of caringthat takes it out of the emotive realm and moves towards an understanding of it as an expression much appreciated Principals Meets across Indiaof ones humanness. He described the following concepts as expressions of caring: knowing, last year, we have now opened the registrationsalternating rhythms, courage, patience, hope, honesty, trust and humility. for this year.Appreciating how one lives courage, hope, patience and so on enhances the knowing of selfand others as caring. Caring-based nursing leadership sees all people as living the concept of If you would like us to conduct Nursingcaring uniquely. It is grounded in a desire to know others as caring and to create, maintain and principals Meet in your city, register yourself atsupport an environment for practice in which calls for nursing can be heard and nurturing or write to us atresponses supported. |1
  2. 2. EXPERIENCES ARE BEST WHEN SHARED ALL NURSES ARE LEADERS.."As a newly-qualified staff nurse I was welcomed into the Hospitals Trust A leader is a one who excels at interpersonal relationships and inspiresby a supportive team of colleagues from clinical facilitators to doctors, all willing followers. They function within a variety of formal and informalof whom share the same aim: to improve the service we deliver to patients. roles. Leaders are creative and innovative; utilizing their personalI have been able to expand and develop my skills through working with influence to empower others and challenging the status quo.patients with a variety of renal needs including gaining acute skills in the Let us see the letters in the word LEADERSHIP as an acronym to outlinerenal high dependency unit. My continuing professional development has the ten learnable characteristics of all nurses as leaders:been enhanced by working through competency packages, collaborationwith the wider renal care team and the opportunity to study for a graduate 1. LIFE-LONG LEARNERcertificate in renal nursing. Preparing to become a nurse begins long before the first day of nursing school.I love the challenges of working in an acute setting, and building Acceptance into nursing school requires achieving superior grades in a widerelationships with patients and their families. There is nothing better than variety of subjects. Once in nursing school, students are challenged by rigorous academic and clinical workloads. Successfully passing the nursing state boardgoing home after a shift feeling that you have "made a difference", exam, clinical specialization and advanced certifications require additionalwhether thats in an emergency situation or supporting a dying patients hours of study. Throughout their careers nurses must continuously learn, unlearnfamily. and re-learn to keep up with changes in health care delivery, technology andIts a privilege to work with a team of professionals, for whom quality and evidence-based practice.excellence is a priority. Every day brings new challenges but I get 2. EMPATHETICimmense satisfaction from knowing that we have the resources and Empathy is the capacity to recognize or understand anothers state of mind orprofessionals available to give people the best care possible" said Amy emotion. It is characterized as the ability to put yourself into someone elsesCooper, a Staff nurse, Derby Hospitals Trust. shoes. Empathy is the cornerstone of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the capacity to effectively perceive, express, and understand your emotions and the emotions of others. The competencies of emotionalEveryone has their own story and Elsevier would like to hear yours. If youre intelligence include self- awareness, self- management, social awareness andfeeling a little inspired, please share your story with us! Were sure others relationship management.would love to hear it. Tell us about [choose 1 or more]: 3. ADVOCATEndid you become a nurse?Why An advocate is one who speaks on behalf of another person. Nurses have a legaln was your best nursing experience?What and moral duty to speak and act on the behalf of their patients. There is no greaternwas your most memorable patient?Who privilege or responsibility in the profession of nursing.ndo you continue to work as hard as you do?Why 4. DECISIVEn did you first realize that nursing was your purpose?When Critical thinking is non-linear thinking, recognizing potential consequences and preparing for various outcomes. Critical thinkers have the ability to prioritize,Be as creative as you can with your story! problem-solve, utilize available resources, collaborate, and ultimately decide onPlease register with us at a course of share your stories. 5. EXTRAORDINARY Nurses often hear the comment from others, "I could never do what you do." The U.S. Department of Labor identifies eight universal job skills. Most occupationsRead all about our interview with Anne Waugh, Author of Ross & require four or less of these skills. Nursing requires all eight skills whichWilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health & Illness! include: leadership/ persuasion, problem solving, teamwork, manual dexterity, instructing others, intuition, frequent public contact and physical stamina.Anne Waugh is one of the key authors to key nursing texts including Ross &Wilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health & Illness. Anne is 6. RESILIENTone of two Senior Teaching Fellows in the School and is All industries, including health care are experiencing unprecedented rapidcurrently School Director of Academic Quality. Before "white water" change. Change now occurs faster in a year than previouslybecoming a teacher Anne was a charge nurse in intensive during a decade. How can nurses keep up with this pace while remaining bothcare. safe and relevant? As nurses follow their personal and professional guiding principles they will effectively choose, what must change and what must notPrior to that she worked as a staff nurse in general change in nursing.medicine, general surgery, neurosurgery and intensivecare - in London, Edinburgh and Saudi Arabia. 7. SUPPORTIVE Nurses depend on the support of other nurses. This support is demonstratedAnne entered nursing education in 1987 and has been through teamwork, mentoring and the deeper bonds of friendship. These uniqueinvolved in all aspects of teaching, development and relationships are forged through shared experiences, successes and overcomingmanagement of preregistration adult nursing. She has extensive programme challenges.leader experience in preregistration Adult Nursing, BSc (top up) Nursing and BSc 8. HEROIC (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Programmes. The literal meaning of the word hero is protector, defender or guardian. To be Read all about our exclusive interview heroic is having or displaying the character or attributes of a hero such as being with Anne Waugh, author of Ross and extraordinarily bold, altruistic, and determined. Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in 9. INTUITIVE Health and Illness! Know what she Intuition is insight or understanding of a situation that cannot be explained believes is the most important quality logically. It is often described as a "gut feeling". According to nursing expert among student nurses, differences Patricia Benner, "Intuition is not the lack of knowledge; rather it is a result of between nursing education in UK and "deep" knowledge." developing countries, evidence based 10. PURPOSE DRIVEN nursing, and lot more. Simply visit the Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, link prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis http://shareyourstory.apac.elsevierheal and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, and check out the interview families, communities, and populations." It is difficult to imagine a more with Anne Waugh. significant life purpose than becoming a nurse. 2|
  3. 3. Elsevier: Your Knowledge Partner for Life charismatic people? The most effective leadership training programsTHE CRITICAL NEED FOR STUDENT occur in everyday settings - i.e., in the course of a community groupLEADERS planning an event or a student group holding a meeting. These everyday venues potentially can serve as opportunities for leadership developmentThis article is compiled by Mrs. Rupa Ashok Verma, Principal, for all members. However, for these everyday venues to be transformedMaharshee Karve Stree Shikshan Sansthas College of Nursing for into leadership training sites, a shift in consciousness of the members ofWomen, Nagpur. the group is essential. This shift requires rejecting not only the old ideasAsk staff from community organizations about what they feel students of traditional leadership but also the prevalent thinking that leadershipneed to learn in college, and you will hear a common answer: Students development can only happen on "special" occasions - e.g., at specialneed to learn leadership skills. They need to learn leadership skills in institutes. Instead, members of the group must transform theircollege, so that they can help their communities. Surprisingly, this same consciousness to see the work of the group itself as a leadership traininganswer is heard when personnel managers of both big and small institute. The "culture of mentoring" helps to explain the process ofcompanies are asked to identify qualities they look for in hiring recent leadership development in groups promoting shared leadership. Acollege graduates. They also rank a job candidates leadership skills as the mentor is a trusted advocate, ally, and guide. A mentor nurtures growth,main factor in hiring. Community groups and companies equate helping the mentee to realize the potential within them. The mentor doesleadership with the ability to work well with other people. Understanding this through a combination of methods: by modeling new behavior, byof leadership is so significant for our world today. having the mentee assist in a new task (such as through an apprenticeship), or by allowing the mentee to work individually withSadly, in college classes today, few students learn the leadership skills guidance.they need for their future jobs or to serve their communities. In mostuniversities, the development of student leadership skills is not part of the There are also a handful of students who are experienced public speakers;academic curriculum but relegated to "extra-curricular" activities - i.e., it usually they have developed their abilities outside the classroom asis regarded as part of students non-academic activities in clubs and teachers in youth clubs and churches and possibly even through familyorganizations. gatherings. In an organization characterized by shared leadership, the more experienced speakers would be paired with the less experienced.However, for most students, learning leadership skills in college is not However, as mentors the more experienced speakers would not push theeasy because they need to do this in addition to their academic work. This less experienced students into situations where they would speak before achallenge is especially difficult for students who need to work in order to crowd of 50 or 100 people. Instead, the more experienced student wouldpay for their education. Unlike students who are better-off, they may not watch for opportunities in everyday life to gradually introduce thehave the time to participate in student groups in order to learn leadership mentee to public speaking: e.g., to help with an announcement here andskills. there, to take responsibility for a small part of a presentation while theMoreover, not all student groups in college understand their critical experienced speaker would do the main part etc.mission for providing students opportunities for leadership development. Student organizations contain many such opportunities for leadershipBy their nature, some student groups are simply social clubs, while others development. In fact, think of what would happen if a student groupare narrowly defined around a particular function. Given this reality, consciously adopted the shared leadership model and conductedthen, what can a student do to gain the necessary leadership skills that will leadership development for members as part of the ongoing work of theempower them to serve their communities and prepare for future jobs? group. If each semester members of the group did a leadership trainingAlthough there are no simple answers, students need to rethink their exercise and each member identified one skill to develop in the course ofunderstanding of college and the skills they want to acquire from their that semester, think how much stronger that group would become by thecollege education. This rethinking needs to occur on both small and big end of that semester.scales. On the small scale, students need to choose electives carefully; If that same exercise were conducted each succeeding semester andthey need to find classes that can provide opportunities for leadership became part of that organizations ongoing activities, think how manydevelopment, especially if classes in their majors do not provide such new leadership skills each member would possess by the time he or sheopportunities. Similarly, within their existing classes, students need to graduated from college.see certain assignments, such as group projects, as opportunities to workon leadership skills. Often, college professors stress group work and small group discussions Mrs. Rupa Ashok Verma has anin their classrooms without explaining to their students the importance of approximately 10 years ofsuch work. If each professor were to begin a group assignment with a experience in teaching nursingdiscussion of the importance that personnel managers in students and shes working as aboth small and large companies place on leadership skills and working principal since last 5 years.well with others in making their hiring discussions, students would gain a She has published more than I0new appreciation for group work in classes. articles in various national nursingFinally, students need to help student groups change their understanding journals. Also she has writtenof leadership and leadership training. Most student groups approach several health and career related articles in newspapers.these questions from the framework of past centuries, not yet recognizingthe new leadership models that have emerged in recent times.. Her personal philosophy about educating young students is that, "Teaching Young nursing students is a promise to strengthen the future of our profession, to create more compassionate caringLeadership Development Is a Life-long Process - But College culture, ensuring evidence based practice and service for humanity".Years Are a Critical Period As a principal she aspires to develop Love for Nursing ProfessionMost leadership training programs are based on the traditional concept of among her students. She believes in promoting professional growth,leadership. Thus, young people are trained in command and direction team work, and co-operation among her staff, and makes afunctions: to run meetings, give orders to others, speak in public, etc. coordinated effort with Parents and guardians of students to ensureThese training programs are also based on the assumption that there is a that they remain disciplined and focussed.leadership crisis in most communities - that there are not enough leaders. Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Kesav Karve is her role model. She isAll of us commonly hear that leaders are not born but are made. But how very much inspired by his activities towards women education andare leaders "made" - i.e., how is leadership developed? Is it necessary for other social reform movements. As he said, "Women Education andpeople to go to special leadership training institutes and spend large sumsof money? Can they learn leadership skills by listening to inspiring and National Development are closely related." 3|
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