Leadership Strategies Adopted in Healthcare Discussion

Leadership Strategies Adopted in Healthcare Discussion

Discussion: Leadership Strategy

As a nurse, you serve an important role in identifying strategies to effectively manage health care resources and in leading health care quality improvement. You must be able to decide what leadership style or strategy to apply in a given situation to achieve an effective resolution of the issue. Read the following two scenarios and select one to focus on in this Discussion. Consider the leadership style or strategy that might be most effective in the scenario you selected. Leadership Strategies Adopted in Healthcare Discussion


Scenario 1

You work in a for-profit nursing home, with about 100 beds, on a 20-bed unit that is largely patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Your patient mix is predominantly Medicare and Medicaid patients. Your nursing home is part of a larger system that includes a major medical center, as well as VNA, outpatient dialysis, and a fully integrated network. Your nurse manager is getting feedback from the hospital that your nursing home is sending too many patients to the ED who really don’t need to go. How would you go about figuring out what could be done at the nursing home to prevent avoidable ED visits?

Scenario 2

You’ve been associated with an outpatient cardiology clinic that is part of a large academic medical center. Your patients are mostly charity care and managed Medicaid. Most have a prescription plan, but none have a “family doctor” and use the clinic (and the ED) regularly. Most are unfamiliar with their medications and do not have the resources for care coordination in their family/social network. About 25 CHF patients have been “lovingly,” but inappropriately, called “frequent fliers” because of their inability to manage their own care, their frequent visits to the ED, and their “one night stays” paid at the observation rate. As a staff nurse in this clinic, describe the strategies you could devise for you and your fellow staff nurses targeting these 25 patients. Find at least one article from the professional literature to corroborate your recommendations.


Select one of the scenarios, and post the following:

Describe the most appropriate leadership style and/or strategy to apply in the scenario you chose in order to implement the recommendations successfully. Justify your selection.

Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature. Your posts need to be written at the capstone level (see checklist)

Notes Initial Post: This should be a 3-paragraph (at least 350 words) response. Be sure to use evidence from the readings and include in-text citations. Utilize essay-level writing practice and skills, including the use of transitional material and organizational frames. Avoid quotes; paraphrase to incorporate evidence into your own writing. A reference list is required. Use the most current evidence (usually ≤ 5 years old). (Refer to AWE Checklist, Capstone)


Read two or more of your colleagues’ postings from the Discussion question (support with evidence if indicated).

Respond with a comment that asks for clarification, provides support for, or contributes additional information to two or more of your colleagues’ postings.

Post a Discussion entry on three different days of the week.


Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:
Week 5 Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 7

To participate in this Discussion:
Week 5 Discussion

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Practice Experience: Applying Key Interventions to a Practice Problem

The final step is to develop the plan discussing the steps clearly and succinctly. The plan must be evidence based .


Post an explanation of how you could apply key interventions supported by the scholarly research evidence to potentially help resolve the issue in measurable ways. Continue to collaborate with the selected individuals in your practice environment as needed in the development of the Practice Experience Project, and share this information with your group.


Read and respond to two or more of your colleagues’ postings from the Discussion question. Provide feedback about the selected measures, or provide suggestions for improving how the patient quality and safety outcomes could be addressed by care coordination techniques and effective leadership style. As a member of a community of practice, help each other refine and clarify the patient-centered Practice Experience Project.


Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:
Week 5 Practice Experience Discussion Rubric

Post by Day 4 and Respond by Day 7

To participate in this Group Discussion:

Looking Ahead: Discuss this potential project with a leader or manager in your facility and incorporate their feedback into the quality improvement storyboard you will submit in Week 6.



Week 5: Managing Health Care Resources

Effective management of health care resources and cost containment is the responsibility of everyone in a health care organization. Nurses are integral in identifying strategies for reducing the cost of care. This week, you examine cases related to care coordination and transition of care issues, and you consider how you, as a nurse, can recommend strategies to reduce cost of care and influence the effective implementation of proposed changes in practice. Leadership Strategies Adopted in Healthcare Discussion

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Analyze care coordination/transition care scenarios
  • Recommend strategies to reduce the cost of care
  • Evaluate resources needed to support a proposed change in practice

Learning Resources


Spath, P. (2018). Introduction to healthcare quality management (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.

  • Chapter 10, “Managing the Use of Healthcare Resources” (pp. 249-280)


Yoder-Wise, P. S. (2019). Leading and managing in nursing (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

  • Chapter 1, “Leading, Managing, and Following” (pp. 1-18)
  • Chapter 5, “Gaining Personal Insight: The Beginning of Being a Leader” (pp. 76-87)
  • Chapter 20, “Managing Costs and Budgets” (pp. 357-375)

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Leadership Strategies Adopted in Healthcare Discussion