BSN4017 Unit 8 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest 2017 March
Cross Checking as an Element of Team Process
For this discussion, refer to the “Silence Kills” and “Healthy Work Environment Assessment” resources linked in this unit. Thinking about your role as a leader or future leader in health care and considering your personal experiences with a supervisor or manager, consider the following:
What issues or shortcuts are the most difficult to address with a colleague?
What are some professional ways to communicate difficult topics such as tardiness, medication errors, or incivility?
What makes people defensive about feedback?
What steps would you take to improve communication with somebody you supervise to reduce challenges and defensiveness?
Write a succinct initial post of at least 150 words. Demonstrate clarity of thought and precision in writing. Support your discussion with at least two references other than the required reading.
Read the initial posts of all your peers and respond to at least two, providing comments and questions that encourage critical thinking and insight.
Membership on Teams
In health care, we are often responsible for a unit or department. Leadership in these areas typically requires us to work in teams. For this discussion, consider how others have led teams you were a member of and how decisions and actions ultimately impacted patient safety.
What leadership skills are most important for leading successful teams?
What kind of team leader are you?
How do leaders in your own organization build and maintain trust?