Nsgcb 302 Reflection 2
Decision-making, critical thinking, research and experience are essential elements for nurses and help improve their interactions. Working together requires nurses to form collaborative relationships aimed at improving their nursing practice and patient outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to provide responses in a reflective manner to two prompts on working together as nurses.
Interdisciplinary Model of Care and Tribes
Nurse practitioners work in teams and develop certain cultures that define their working. According to Logan in his Ted Talk, tribal leadership focuses on two critical areas; the words people use in teams or in the workplace and the kinds of relationships they create. Again, Logan is emphatic that tribal leaders focus on developing their tribes. When they succeed, their tribes recognize them as leaders and give then top effort, cult-like loyalty and a track record of success (Logan et al., 2018). According to the talk, each tribe goes through the tribal stages and one acting as a conveyor belt to the next. Based on the talk, I would say that I belong to different tribes that include stage three and stage four (Ted Talk, n.d). The stage three tribe comprises of close to 49 percent of workplace tribes in the workplace while the fourth tribe entails people in the workplace who commit to shared core values and hold each other accountable. As nurses, we work together and commit to shared core values and ensure that we are accountable to each other through inter-professional teams.
I cannot consider myself a tribal leader and believe that I am moving my tribes forward because they are transitional and every workplace and employee goes through them. Considering my nursing practice, the tribe is in stage four where through professional organizations like the American Nurses Association (ANA), nurses have a professional code of conduct and share common values and goals. As a tribe, nursing practice implores nurses to work together as opposed to each glorying who they are as patient care is a collaborative effort with other providers (Ted Talk, n.d). The nursing tribe has values based on the professional code of conduct and the standards of practice as developed by the American Nurses Association. These values include integrity and honest, focus on patient care and quality care provision.
The concept of interdisciplinary collaboration applies to my identified tribe as it demonstrates that nurses work based on shared values and position. All nurses consider themselves a critical component of care delivery and do not feel that they work collaboratively to deliver quality care outcomes. The other tribes that collaborate with us in the nursing practice include stage three and stage five. Stage three includes physicians who believe that they are greater and better than nurses because of their training and scope of practice (Shanafelt et al., 2021). Those in stage five include organizational managers and leaders. Tribe two consists of support staff who feel that they do not matters in care delivery yet they provide essential services.
Evidence Driving Practice
Research is an essential component of nursing and influences clinical decision-making as nurses use the evidence based on the findings to select the interventions that they believe will help patients. Research informs the best trends and practice interventions that can help populations. Evidence from research contains different interventions that nurses can apply in their clinical settings to offer better approaches to patient care (Levin & Feldman, 2018). Experience influences clinical decisions as it shows providers the interventions that have worked and how they used them to deliver quality patient care. Experience gives confidence to nurses and other healthcare providers based on the level of the effectiveness when applied to patient care.
The use of tribal leadership model is essential in nursing and healthcare in general. Nurses work as tribes because of their shared values and common goal to deliver patient care. Evidence-based practice implores nurses to use the most the best evidence to offer care and improve outcomes.
Levin, R. F., & Feldman, H. R. (2018). Teaching evidence-based practice in nursing. Springer
Logan, D., King, J., & Fischer-Wright, H. (2018). Tribal leadership. Collins.
Shanafelt, T., Trockel, M., Rodriguez, A., & Logan, D. (2021). Wellness-centered leadership:
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Ted Talk (n.d). Tribal Leadership.
Once your faculty marks this activity as complete in the gradebook, the Competency Assessment will open for you to submit.
Competency 2 Reflection
It is essential to consider the relationship between decision-making, critical thinking, research, and experienceâ€¯and how these factors play a role in nursing practice.â€¯This reflection activity is comprised of two sections, collectively totaling a minimum of 500 words.
Complete your reflection by responding to all prompts:
1) Interdisciplinary Model of Care and Tribes
Watch TEDTalks: “David Loganâ€”On Tribal Leadership” from the University Library.
Consider the following questions as it applies to your nursing practice as you watch the video:
To what tribes do you belong?
Are you a tribal leader?
Are you moving your tribes forward?
Thinking about your nursing place of practice, what stage do you think your tribe is in?
What values does your tribe have?
How does the concept of interdisciplinary collaboration apply to your identified tribe?
What other tribes collaborate with you in your nursing practice?â€¯(Describe at least 3 identified other tribes.)
Summarizeâ€¯your own experience with such a model, providing at least 3 examples.
2) Evidence Driving Practice
Thoughtfully consider the following questions theoretically and from the nursing profession:
How does research influence clinical decision-making?
How does experience influence clinical decisions?
Note:â€¯Although references are not required, if you do use references in either section, format your in-text citations and references per APA guidelines. Use the APA Style Guide, 7th Edition.