Which statement illustrates the best method of delegation?
A nurse-manager has decided to delegate responsibility for the review and revision of the surgical unit's client-education materials.
A. Tell the nursing staff they re responsible for the review and revision and welcome their recommendations for improving the materials. B. Ask the two most proficient staff nurses to form a task force to review and revise client-education materials within the next 6 weeks. Have these nurses solicit input from clients and staff members. C. Tell the nursing staff that the client education materials need revision. Ask the staff to select people to review the materials and make suggestions for change. D. Ask the assistant manager to develop a plan for the review and revision of client-education materials.
One of the most important qualities that a leader must have is delegation. This means that the leader is able to assign tasks and jobs to the right employees who work under them. It would be beneficial for the leader to know a lot about the strengths and weaknesses of their employees. The same can be said for a nurse who is in charge of a ward.
This nurse manager may want to review and revise the surgical unit’s client education materials. Since she can’t do it herself due to all of her obligations, she must find a group of nurses to do it. It would be best to have her two most proficient nurses to review and revise it through client and staff input.
Ask the two most proficient staff nurses to form a task force to review and revise client-education materials within the next 6 weeks. have these nurses solicit input from clients and staff members.-rationale: delegation must be clear and precise. the nurse-manager must assign responsibility, identify the task to be accomplished, explain the necessary outcomes, and define the time frame available to complete the work. the remaining options dont clearly define the work to be done, dont clearly assign responsibility or specify desired outcomes, or establish a time frame for completion of the task.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: applicationreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 116.