Type of leadership in which members of the group take a more participative role in the decision making process
Has minimal rules or regulations; allows group to function independently without direction.
leadership style characterized by individual control over all decisions and little input from peers; make biased decisions and rarely accept advice
Positive vs. Negative Stressors
Eustress Stressors: Wedding, Vacation, Pregnancy, etc.
Emotional Response: Positive feelings of contentment, inspiration, motivation, and flow
Distress Stressors: Death, Divorce, Financial Issues, etc.
Emotional Response: Negative feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, and restlessness
Why is teamwork beneficial in health care?
Allows ideas from people from all backgrounds to merge for the good of the patient
Working together reduces the number of medical errors and increases patient safety
Because teamwork is centered on solid communication, patients and their families sometimes feel more at ease and report they accept treatments and feel more satisfied with their health care
One person isn't responsible for the patient's well-being
Six Basic Characteristics of Leaders
How can diet, rest, exercise, good posture, and avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and drugs contribute to good health?
Healthcare workers are role models
Diet, rest, exercise, and good posture helps your body stay strong and healthy; allow you to perform your job to your best ability
Avoiding addictive substances helps you function normally; these things can ruin your organs and send you to the hospital
Making sure you maintain a healthy lifestyle will help you be in the best state possible, and reduce the amount of stress in your life