Nursing students need to master the art of delegating
Nursing students must develop the ability to know when and how to delegate – and never give someone else a job they aren’t willing to do themselves
While delegation is an everyday aspect of nursing practice, for many newcomers it can be a nerve-wracking prospect.
‘I think some see it as a bit of a dirty word – if you’re delegating you’re passing the buck. But that’s not true,’ says Lucy Tyler, a clinical nurse teacher at King’s College London. ‘One person can’t be expected to do everything.’
‘The point of a team is to help each other achieve all that needs to be done’
Lucy Tyler, clinical nurse teacher at King’s College London Tyler
Ms Tyler has helped to design a board game that helps nursing students practise delegation, teamwork and communication in a safe way. ‘These kinds...
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