The task was on how to motivate nurses
NURSE LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES NEEDED TO MOTIVATE NURSING STAFF AND TO IMPROVE THE WORK
In the health sector, the role of a nurse is increasingly becoming important in influencing the health care provision. Significantly, the nursing profession is increasingly becoming a sector to be leveraged within influencing the working environment and determining the outcome of healthcare (Chang, Liu, Yen, 2008, p. 86). As such, nurses are required to develop leadership skills to advance their ability to influence interpersonal relationships, work satisfaction, work retention, and motivation (Lephalala, Ehiers & Oosthuizen, 2008, p. 63). The purpose of this section is to carry out a systemic review of the literature on the leaderships skills and attributes that a nurse leader should have to effectively motivate nursing staff and to improve work.
It is uncontestable that nurses play a critical role in all settings and sectors of the healthcare systems. Ranging from the provision of inpatient care to primary health care and community-based care, nurses help in the delivery of health services across a range of settings (Cummings, Lee & Macgregor, 2008, p. 6). Since nursing and the role of a nurse in the health care system involve the provision of a wide range of overlapping roles, it is greatly associated w...