Role of clinical nurse leadership in improving patient care

Role of clinical nurse leadership in improving patient care, Nursing Management – UK, Dec2009, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p26-28

Murphy, Jill; Quillinan, Bernie; Carolan, Mary


Leadership in nursing plays a crucial part in the provision of good patient care. However, the terms ‘nursing leadership’ and ‘nursing management’ are often confused. This article discusses the difficulties in defining ‘clinical leadership’, outlines its development in the Republic of Ireland, and identifies issues that must be addressed if clinical nurse leaders are to be effective.

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