A formally written argument essay will be written (Word limit: 3000 (+/- 10% excluding title page and references) following the APA Manual (7 th ed.).
APA formatting standards is required for this academic exercise. This means, not only are the references formatted as per APA, the entire paper is formatted as an APA paper. Examples can be found in the writing resources tab.
Why is writing a formally written argument essay important?
With earning a post-graduate degree, you are building on the knowledge you have already gained as a registered nurse, or another degree, taking your career to the next level.
As a leader, you are expected to be able to move healthcare forward to maximize the health outcomes for individuals, families and populations. As a leader in healthcare environments, you need to be knowledgeable about the leadership approaches, frameworks and theories that can support the achievement of positive health outcomes.
Essay Title: A discussion of the application of the theoretical principles of leadership and management in the clinical setting.
Semester 1: 2021 Topic. Effective leadership in healthcare environments during the COVID-19 pandemic: An argument for the most effective leadership approach.
This essay focuses on leadership in the healthcare environment. The purpose is to briefly introduce the healthcare challenge contextualised to a health care environment and present an argument for a particular leadership approach
- Choose the setting for this assignment from the list below:
Your leader/manager works in one of these settings in Australia. Define the role/position of the leader.
o Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health
o Aged care (residential)
o Acute inpatient mental-health care service
o Community-based care/service (home care etc.)
o Rural health care
o Education facility
COVID-19 is the healthcare challenge for this assignment.
Briefly introduce the healthcare challenge in your chosen setting, highlighting some of the most concerning problems that the manager must solve during this national emergency (800 words maximum).
Include reference to:
o Relevant Australian safety and quality initiatives
o Cross cultural challenges when communicating with staff, patients’ and families
o Possible conflicts within the health environment
The healthcare challenge should provide sufficient context to help the reader understand your argument for a particular leadership approach. Remember: The emphasise of this argument is on leadership.
Compare and contrast the following three leadership approaches (authoritarian, transformational and laissez-faire) that could be used in this environment (approximately 800 words).
Present an argument for why one of the leadership approaches is the best suited to overcome the healthcare challenge in the setting of your choice and include
some potential strategies for challenging interpersonal relationships and conflict between health care services, managers, peers and consumers. (approximately 1200 words).
Ensure that you support your argument with relevant citation and follow the resources provided on the Blackboard Site for the structure of this assignment. This assignment will be marked in accordance with the SNM Postgraduate Assessment Rubric: Essay which is also available on the unit Blackboard site.