Leadership skills for nurses working in the criminal justice system
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Leadership skills for nurses working in the criminal justice system

Clare Bennett Senior lecturer, Primary care nursing, University of Worcester
Jane Perry Senior lecturer, Primary care nursing, University of Worcester
Tracy Lapworth Senior lecturer, Advanced clinical practice, University of Worcester

This article, the second in a five-part series, explores leadership skills for nurses working in the criminal justice system to effect change in service provision. The article discusses different leadership styles and distinguishes management from leadership. Factors that influence change are outlined, as is the need for emotional intelligence, teamwork and collaborative working. Change management, negotiating ability and conflict management are important skills that nurses should develop to become effective leaders.

Nursing Standard. 24, 40,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.06.24.40.35.c7829

Correspondence

c.bennett@worc.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review