Leadership and the Management of the Change Process Introduction The concepts of power and leadership are strongly linked with the concept of the change process. Certain leaders are much more effective than others and certain leadership styles are to be preferred. All of these issues come together with change theory and resistance to change. Most of all, the patient is directly affected and their outcome depends on good leadership, how power is used, and how change is implemented. Power Power is an especially important concept in nursing because of the nature of the nurse-patient relationship. Power can act as a positive force for facilitating patients’ decisions and actions as well as beneficial outcomes or it can be a negative force...The end:
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