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Leadership and management influences on personal and professional development and group dynamics: a student’s experience
Fathima Ahmed Registered children’s nurse, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, England
The ever-evolving nature of nursing requires professionals to keep their knowledge up to date and uphold the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code by engaging themselves in ongoing personal and professional development (PPD).
This article aims to highlight the importance of good leadership and management in healthcare and to explore the literature surrounding leadership and management, such as the current NHS healthcare leadership model (
It examines how nurses can be supported in their PPD by their team leader and or managers using examples experienced in a clinical setting while caring for children and young people (CYP). Furthermore, the importance of team working and group processes in the context of leadership will be deliberated, using examples of formative group work to illustrate principles described in the literature. Finally, reflections will be discussed on how learning from this experience can influence future practice when caring for CYP.
Nursing Children and Young People. 30, 2, 40-45. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2018.e1027Correspondence
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Received: 20 October 2017
Accepted: 15 January 2018