Evidence for Effective Leadership and Management

Citation: Matthews, J. (2010). When does delegating make you a supervisor? The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 15(2). Retrieved from http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol152010/No2May2010/Delegating-and-Supervisors.html

Overview: Delegation is associated with supervision, and this can be complicated when a nurse is working in a healthcare organization that is unionized. This article examines the issues of delegation and supervision and their association with the National Labor Relations Act and the National Labor Relations Board.

Application: When working in an environment where there are unions, nurses need to understand the implications of their actions, particularly in relation to supervision. This discussion provides information about this topic with response examples. It also illustrates how this issue can impact legal decisions.




Why are supervision and delegation a concern?


What does the author say about charge nurses and their management decisions


How are nursing organizations involved in increasing the understanding of delegation and how this process impacts other aspects of care?