Feature| Volume 18, ISSUE 4, P391-394, August 2020

A Journey to Authentic Caring Leadership

Published:February 21, 2020DOI:
      Nursing leadership in health care organizations is full of critical challenges and decisions, competing demands, occasional failures, and successes that are never enough. This was my experience as a nurse leader over 3 decades, across 4 states, in community hospitals and for-profit health care systems. I was one of many well-intentioned nurse leaders who did not have the impact on nurses and caring practices I longed to achieve…until I did. This is my journey.
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      Pat McClendon, RN, MSN, DNP, Caritas Coach, is author of Getting Real About Caring in Temecula, California. She can be reached at [email protected]