LIDERAZGO DE ENFERMERIA EN EL CONTEXTO DE LA PANDEMIA EN ECUADOR

Translated title of the contribution: NURSING LEADERSHIP IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PANDEMIC IN ECUADOR

Mónica Villalobos, Irma Saltos, Marcia Valle, Germania Mier, Graciela Silva

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Introduction: The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Therefore, together with the public health authorities, measures were adopted to contain the outbreak, they issued recommendations for the reorganization and progressive expansion of Health Services in response to the pandemic. This made it possible to make visible the leadership of the nurses, commitment to making autonomous decisions; It also required planning, organizing, directing, implementing, measuring and strengthening the quality of care and patient safety. OBJECTIVE: Know the meaning of leadership in the complexity of the Covid 19 pandemic experienced by Ecuadorian nurses from the perspective of the nursing coordinators. METHODOLOGY: A phenomenological notion approach was the path for this research, built as an analysis of the phenomena or the significant experiences of Husserl’s though philosophical reflection. The key actors selected within the inclusion criteria were three nurses from the most important hospitals in Ecuador. The instrument applied was an in-depth interview of each of them. RESULTS: The nurses exercised participatory leadership based on the complexity theory model, compared to health institutions, in six fundamental axes: human talent, training, teamwork, regulatory design, working conditions, management of psychological and health conditions. CONCLUSIONS: The study showed that in the Ecuadorian case, the theoretical approach to complexity leadership was ratified with decision-making, the use of effective tools and interventions that allowed obtaining positive results, growth and change consistent with the science of complexity. They put out a leading role in the management of health units and communities, demonstrating capacity, creativity, knowledge, positive attitudes in the application of the administrative process, since they responded in a timely manner to circumstances and scenarios in the pandemic.

Translated title of the contributionNURSING LEADERSHIP IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PANDEMIC IN ECUADOR
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Pages (from-to)5-18
Number of pages14
JournalHorizonte de Enfermeria
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Apr 2022

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