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Organizational Values of Nursing

Describe how alignment between the values of an organization and the values of the nurse impact nurse engagement and patient outcomes.

Discuss how an individual can use effective communication techniques to overcome workplace challenges, encourage collaboration across groups, and promote effective problem solving.

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According to Kanter's (1977/1993) theory on structural empowerment, the structural factors within the workplace have a greater influence on employee work attitudes and behaviors than their own personal predispositions. This demands an organization to build a culture of knowledge cultivation and employee empowerment. Organizational structures which foster nurse's autonomy has been shown to enhance professional responsibility and patient outcomes (Laschinger, Shamian, & Thomson, 2001). Efforts to create empowered work environment requires engaging nurses in the processes that impact their professional and clinical growth. According to Schaufeli and Bakker (2004) engagement is defined as, "...a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind that is characterized by vigor, dedication, and absorption". While Maslach and Leiter (1997) consider energy, involvement, and efficacy to be indicators of engagement. This engagement is more likely to exist when organizational ...

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this solution discusses the interplay between nurse's values and organizational values and its impact on patients outcomes. It also discusses the role of effective communication in light of current evidence.