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Question 1.

a. The organization I’m currently a part of is considered Private not- for-profit because it employs staff which gets paid however, the institution must generate an income sufficient to cover expenses such as equipment, supplies and pharmaceuticals (Weiss, Tappen & Grimley, 2019)

b. The climate of the facility is one where the values and philosophy shape the way care is provided. The overall goals are governed by tradition and the environment is supportive to new ideas and staff (Weiss, Tappen & Grimley, 2019).

c. The structure of this organization can be described as a traditional approach. Employees are ranked according to their specialty. The CEO makes decisions regarding who is hired or fired and administers funds, managers and nurses directly are delegated on and ancillary staff provide a structure and their work maintains the functionality of the organization (Weiss, Tappen & Grimley, 2019).

d. Some of the formal goals of the organization are to expand and grow by adding more services to serve the community as well as to continue to be able to provide newer technology and supplies. The organization is also looking to enhance their status by developing a state-of-the-art birth center for expecting mothers which focuses on a home-like atmosphere where the family’s needs will be met at an expert level (Weiss, Tappen & Grimley, 2019).

Question 2.

Managers and nurses’ labor are major in achieving the organization’s goals. Nurses must feel they contribute to the general philosophy through actions such as planning care to avoid readmissions of patients that have been discharged (Weiss, Tappen & Grimley, 2019). When managers and nurses realize their jobs directly impact results of the organization, they will strive to meet them judiciously.

Question 3.

Professional knowledge and experience make up your expertise in your place of work. Nurses can enhance this expertise by actively engaging in conferences, continuing education programs, reading books or journals on topics you need enhancement on, participating in research, getting help from mentors who are experienced in your specialty and advancing educational level by obtaining bachelor’s or master’s degree (Weiss, Tappe & Grimley, 2019).

Question 4.

Shared governance is an approach that focuses on retention and satisfaction by integrating values in the practice to achieve goals (Weiss, Tappen & Grimley, 2019). It gives nurses the opportunity to participate in decision making and this requires for management to give staff some control over decisions

Question 5.

It is important for nurses to see the link between their work and the organization’s goals because through their actions they can positively impact the organization’s development and meeting of said goals. Also knowing what your organization’s norms are can prevent you from breaking them and moreover identifying with your organization’s philosophy is important to align them with your own expectations and values (Weiss, Tappen & Grimley, 2019).

Question 6.

My ideal organization would be one where the values and philosophy would be reflected on their activities. One that values nursing input and allows them to actively participate in aspects that can be improved. It is important for the environment to center around excellence which empowers staff to become better, meaningfulness and growth (Weiss, Tappen & Grimley, 2019). Another aspect that makes an organizational desirable to nurses is commitment to safe activities, interdisciplinary collaboration and opportunity for professional growth.

Question 7.

In talking with coworkers, I was able to find out what exactly empowers some nurses in our organization. One aspect that was common ground was the ability to help make decisions, this gives our nurses a sense of confidence in their ability to perform. Being allowed to exercise their autonomy by relying on their skills and knowledge as well as the reward system we have which selects an employee of the month at the end of every month, which is voted on by the staff, therefore nurses strive to gain peer recognition while performing their duties. As mentioned by Weiss, Tappen and Grimley (2019) empowering nurses must be achieved by priding fairness, reward and recognition, manageable workload, autonomy and decision making.

Question 8.

I remember the first time I walked into my physician’s office for the first time. I had been looking for a new doctor for a while and had not been successful. Upon arriving I was treated very kindly, given ample time to fill out documents and assisted in a timely manner. This together with my current doctors great bedside manners, professionalism and dedication to patient interview were key assets I value until this day and I would never settle for anything less.

Question 9

I believe providing great health care is a matter of combining several aspects. Patients respond well to a modern state of the art facility that thrives on the latest technology. This gives a sense of being taken care of. However sometimes it is difficult to get feedback or calls from doctors when a patient has questions. I believe it would be beneficial to create a line that would answer to patient’s concerns that do not require visits. Expensive changes would involve acquiring newer machines to provide the latest technology. I believe when patients visit doctors they are in a vulnerable state and needing support. It is important to feel all your needs ranging from physiological to psychological are being met. That you are being valued as a whole and not just a symptom or payor source. A good first impression can create a lifetime client and fortify the patient-physician relationship.


Weiss, S. A., Tappen, R. M., & Grimley, K. A. (2019). Essentials of nursing leadership and management (7th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.

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