Title

Accountability and Delegation

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2019

Abstract

After completion of this chapter, the reader will be able to

• Define delegation.

• Discuss why professional nurses need to learn how to effectively delegate.

• Describe the principles of accountability applicable to effective delegation.

• Describe the four steps of the delegation process.

• Identify and describe the “five Rights of Delegation.

• Describe the correct process to ensure safe effective delegation.

• Identify common pitfalls and challenges that prevent effective delegation.

• Discuss tasks and responsibilities that RNs can and cannot delegate.

• Discuss the differences in accountability and delegation between leaders and managers.

ISBN

9780826125248

Publication

Leadership and management competence in nursing practice: Competencies, skills, decision-making

Place of Publication

New York

Publisher

Springer Publishing Company

Pages

135-155

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