Watson’s Theory of Human Caring philosophy is used to guide new models of caring and healing practices in diverse settings (Parker, 2001). There are many different definitions for the word care. Webster defines care as, “effort made to do something correctly, safely, or without causing damage” (Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, n.d.). Quinn, Smith, Ritenbaugh, Swanson, and Watson (2003) defines caring as “a nurturing way of relating to a valued other towards whom one feels a personal sense of commitment and responsibility (p. A68). As nurses, the word care or caring is not only apart of our vocabulary but it is also the driving force behind how we treat our patients and their families.
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“Nursing leaders have the responsibility to create and maintain a work environment which not only promotes positive patient outcomes but also positively influences teams and individual nurses” (Malloy & Penprase, 2010.) Let’s explore two different leadership styles and discuss how they can enhance or diminish the nursing process. Review of the Professional Nursing Literature In healthcare, there are several ways to influence others and each comes with a leadership style that the nurse possesses when they make decisions. When you put it in perspective, the attitudes, values and behaviors of an institution begin with its leadership (Azaare & Gross, 2011.) Democratic and autocratic leadership styles are very common for the professional nurse to use on a daily basis.