Case in Healthcare Management: "The Drill Sergeant"
The Drill Sergeant is a case study that describes a situation whereby a manager learns casually that a newly appointed supervisor for a weekend shift is not well-received by staff. The manager discusses this with weekend staff one by one to confirm the casual report. The case study leaves us with the suggestion to, "How should Diane proceed in addressing the problems of the weekend charge nurse? Outline your steps or options, and supply a complete rationale or justification for each" (Anonymous et al, 2000.)
The following is an analysis of the problem and a discussion of solution.
The first indicator to Diane, the manager in "The Drill Sergeant", that something is wrong is received as a ...