Test Bank For The New Leadership Challenge Creating the Future of Nursing 5th Edition By Sheila Grossman
Chapter 3: Disequilibrium and Chaos: Challenging, Invigorating, and Growth Producing
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
____ 1. Which action indicates a nurse leader is following the chaos theory?
|1.||Rethinks the past and models self after previous nurse leaders|
|2.||Develops specific short- and long-term plans with evaluation outcomes|
|3.||Uses intuition and is comfortable with uncertainty|
|4.||Works side by side with physician mentors|
____ 2. Wheatley and Kellner-Rogers (1996) say that systems maintain themselves only when change is occurring. How should the nurse interpret this statement?
|1.||Disorder is a means to survival.|
|2.||It is imperative to keep organizations in status quo.|
|3.||An idea should have its own place and be labeled.|
|4.||Change always produces positive growth.|
____ 3. When should nurses start leading?
|1.||Whenever their preceptor says it is time|
|2.||After working 3 years|
|3.||When they are in management positions|
|4.||As soon as they graduate|
____ 4. The uncertainty of health care flows from the chaotic nature of the world over time. This perspective is most similar to which idea?
|1.||There are far more questions than there are answers.|
|2.||Uncertainty breeds discontent.|
|3.||Nurses should try to plan every step.|
|4.||Life is an endless, thankless journey.|
____ 5. Which most significant characteristic will assist nurses to grow in this chaotic health-care environment?
____ 6. A nurse manager has a vision of providing holistic quality care to patients and families. Which action should the nurse manager take to strategically and successfully fulfill this vision?
|1.||Deemphasize empowerment of staff members.|
|2.||Use the position’s leverage.|
|3.||Partner with agencies outside the organization.|
|4.||Create to-do lists for those involved in the change.|
____ 7. When someone questions a procedure, a commonly heard statement by many nurses is, “We’ve always done it this way.” Which description best illustrates this attitude?
|2.||Desiring group cohesiveness|
|3.||Honoring the past|
____ 8. Which action can increase a nurse manager’s power most dramatically?
|1.||Preserving the status quo|
|2.||Maintaining sacred cows|
|3.||Empowering staff members to make change|
|4.||Unionizing with other administrators|
____ 9. Unfreezing is a stage of Lewin’s theory of change. Which example in nursing depicts this stage?
|1.||Using a new acuity system|
|2.||Having frequent staff meetings to discuss a possible change|
|3.||Accepting the new documentation method|
|4.||Evaluating the newly implemented procedure|
____ 10. How can new leaders best participate fully in the decision-making processes of their healthcare organizations to accomplish goals?
|1.||Collaborate with just other nurses to obtain new perspectives.|
|2.||Compromise with other health-care workers so that nursing gets its share of resources.|
|3.||Engage in continuous quality improvement.|
|4.||Work in a silo by oneself.|
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