Which action is taken by a laissez-faire nurse-manager?
A. Completes the vacation schedule without staff input B. Delegates responsibility for evaluating the effectiveness of new equipment to the staff members who use that equipment C. Identifies possible solutions to staffing problems and asks staff members for their opinions about each one D. Delegates to staff responsibility for selecting a new nursing care delivery system
The term laissez – faire refers to little interference with a system by an authority figure or government. In the hospital, there may be a nursing style used called laissez faire. This way of handling things may be needed in certain situations.
No interference is given by the nurse manager. Instead, the nurses are required to do their work without guidance. There is very little direction given and it gives the nurses freedom to perform their job as they see fit.
It may seem like this leadership style causes problems because it doesn’t identify problems or resolve them efficiently, but if the group of nurses is motivated, then this leadership style may work. This nurse manager would need to delegate to the staff responsibility for selecting a new nursing care delivery system.
Delegates to staff responsibility for selecting a new nursing care delivery system-rationale: delegating a process that will affect all aspects of a nursing area shows a lack of accountability characteristic of a laissez-faire manager. making critical decisions without staff input is characteristic of an autocratic manager. delegating evaluation to staff who are intimately involved in a project is appropriate and characteristic of a democratic manager. identifying potential solutions to a problem and asking staff members for their opinions of the solutions is characteristic of a participative manager.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: applicationreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 507.