Essay on Leadership and Self-Identity

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Hertneky (2010) explored the concept of leadership and self-identity in twelve female college presidents. It was found that mentorship shaped their career paths and the drive to make a difference. Concepts of balance, authenticity, leading through relationships, composing a life, and learning were identified as five very important components of their careers. Leadership self-identity was described as the perception of self and is distinct from the perception that others hold about the leader. These women expressed that presidency is a role and not a job and that they were always in that role except when in the company of friends and family (Hertneky, 2010). The concepts of balance, authenticity, leading through …show more content…
Teaching clients about different ways and techniques of addressing their health care needs promote healthier outcomes and improving quality of life is fundamental in nursing practice. Exley (2004) reports that “the sociological study of dying, death and bereavement is a relatively recent field of research interest” ( p. 110). In this article, the work that sociologists have done regarding dying, death, and bereavement was reviewed. It was found that sociologists need a broader scope of research and need to explore the experience of those that are elderly, terminally ill, and the disadvantaged dying (those that have diseases like Alzheimer’s or end-stage cardio-respiratory disease who are not usually a part of sociological research). Exley (2004) pointed out that routine care for those receiving palliative care should instead be individualized and holistic. The concept of routine care verses individualized and holistic care is a challenge that nurses are faced with. There are times when a patient’s symptoms are addressed by set nursing protocols and clinical pathways. However, every patient is different, can respond differently to treatment, and has cultural, spiritual, and psychological needs. Implications for nursing concerning the mentioned concept would be to provide that care that is guided by routine and protocols but don’t forget to treat the patient as a unique individual who may have

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