A Leader-Follower Approach to Expanding Health Care Delivery in Ethnically Diverse Communities

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150124
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Leader-Follower Approach to Expanding Health Care Delivery in Ethnically Diverse Communities
Abstract:
A Leader-Follower Approach to Expanding Health Care Delivery in Ethnically Diverse Communities
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Niland, Maureen B., PhD, RN, CNAA
P.I. Institution Name:Seattle University
Title:Assoc. Professor & Director Undergraduate Program
Leadership Abstract With decreasing health care resources and increasing consumer interest in health, leaders today and in the future must envision health care that is designed around followers, in this case community members. In many environments, followers are neither active nor truly central in the minds of providers. Examples in this presentation illustrate opportunities to shift leaders' focus to followers (consumers, community members), enhance student experiences, and build healthy communities. A leader-follower model, which focuses on community members as active followers, is the leadership approach used in five ethnically diverse, low-income housing communities. The school of nursing initiated collaboration with teams of providers in these communities. No other schools of nursing and no or limited on-site nursing services exist in these underserved neighborhoods. The only nurse on each team is a faculty member. With nursing on the teams, the communities have opportunities to learn what nurses and nursing student can bring to the environment. The relationships among team members rely on two mutually agreed upon goals. The first goal is collaboration to improve access to health care resources for the community and its members. The second goal is to provide undergraduate students direct experiences with culturally diverse, at-risk populations, and with multidisciplinary providers. Students learn how to interface with many cultures and multidisciplinary teams that focus on community members as active followers. Team members view themselves as both leaders and followers and listen for the meaning or realities of needs and solutions from community members. Teams that demonstrate respect and implement community members' solutions build trust and active followers. Above all, a leader-follower approach requires sharing: sharing power, ideas, work, and rewards. Transforming the perspective of leaders to design strategies around followers and to listen for followers' realities creates a synergistic relationship and leader success in accomplishing meaningful outcomes
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Leader-Follower Approach to Expanding Health Care Delivery in Ethnically Diverse Communitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150124-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Leader-Follower Approach to Expanding Health Care Delivery in Ethnically Diverse Communities</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Niland, Maureen B., PhD, RN, CNAA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Seattle University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assoc. Professor &amp; Director Undergraduate Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nilandm@seattleu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Leadership Abstract With decreasing health care resources and increasing consumer interest in health, leaders today and in the future must envision health care that is designed around followers, in this case community members. In many environments, followers are neither active nor truly central in the minds of providers. Examples in this presentation illustrate opportunities to shift leaders' focus to followers (consumers, community members), enhance student experiences, and build healthy communities. A leader-follower model, which focuses on community members as active followers, is the leadership approach used in five ethnically diverse, low-income housing communities. The school of nursing initiated collaboration with teams of providers in these communities. No other schools of nursing and no or limited on-site nursing services exist in these underserved neighborhoods. The only nurse on each team is a faculty member. With nursing on the teams, the communities have opportunities to learn what nurses and nursing student can bring to the environment. The relationships among team members rely on two mutually agreed upon goals. The first goal is collaboration to improve access to health care resources for the community and its members. The second goal is to provide undergraduate students direct experiences with culturally diverse, at-risk populations, and with multidisciplinary providers. Students learn how to interface with many cultures and multidisciplinary teams that focus on community members as active followers. Team members view themselves as both leaders and followers and listen for the meaning or realities of needs and solutions from community members. Teams that demonstrate respect and implement community members' solutions build trust and active followers. Above all, a leader-follower approach requires sharing: sharing power, ideas, work, and rewards. Transforming the perspective of leaders to design strategies around followers and to listen for followers' realities creates a synergistic relationship and leader success in accomplishing meaningful outcomes</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:17:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:17:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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