In response to this week's readings, please respond to two of the following questions:
1. Differentiate between leadership roles and management functions and compare and contrast the characteristics and traits that are required to be successful in carrying out these roles and functions. Identify the characteristics and traits that you see yourself as having.
2. Identify the characteristics of a successful decision maker and describe the importance of the individual in the decision making process. What role have you played in the decision making process in a working environment. What types of decision making tools have you utilized in past experience.
3. Discuss/ describe an ethical dilemma you have faced either in current nursing practice, during a clinical rotation or in a current work situation. Identify which ethical principle(s) were being violated and how. Describe the outcome of the dilemma and what your role was in ethical decision making. If you were not directly involved with the ethical dilemma, you may describe the situation, the principles, what the outcome was and what you would have done differently if anything.
4. Describe how you have been an advocate (patient, subordinate or professional). Discuss how important you feel advocacy is in the health care profession and why.
Everyone respond to the last question.
Explain how increased consumer awareness of patients' rights has affected the actions of the health care team. Discuss both positive and negative implications if any.