Leadership and Professional Image
Leadershipand Professional Image
Population:children with diabetes, adult obesity
Thepaper looks at how appropriate leadership can be employed to managediabetes and obesity cases within a hospital setting and the societyas a whole since it’s not all the victims of these disorders thatget to go the hospitals for assessment. Leadership is defined as theskill surrounding the ability of an individual or an organization intaking charge and showing the directions to follow in the course ofan event (Pinnington, 2013). Leadership is both a practical skill anda wide research area for the leaders. Leadership is when anindividual can get others to perform a duty that they want to beperformed, and those who are doing the duty are doing so of theirfree will. A leader is a person in a group who is responsible forcutting the map or the directions to follow in achieving certaingoals. These attributes of leadership are of great importance inmanaging the population as a baccalaureate nursing student.
Inmanaging the hospital population the leader will require the help ofa dedicated team whereby the leader is the leader is in charge of theteam aware of the members their strengths and is, therefore, able toallocate duties to each one of them rightfully according to theirpersonal abilities. The leader will set the tone and mood for themotivation of the entire team (Organ, 2014). A baccalaureate nursingstudent leader is supposed, to be honest with the team- this isbecause as the saying states honesty is the best policy, so leadersare called to be very honest with their team. They should be honestabout the mission of the job as well as being honest about all theethical rights of the workers as it lessens the chances of conflictwithin the working environment because the workers are aware ofeverything that is required of them as well as what is expected ofthem by the management (Kanter, 2012).
Inthe endeavor of managing the hospital population especially ofchildren with diabetes and adults with obesity issues, the leader issupposed to display an unpalatable commitment to the set objectives.More so because If the leader is not committed to the cause of thework, then the other members of the team will have the least faith inthe project of work which only means inevitable failure at the end ofthe project is imminent. Given that the problem of discussion: usingleadership to solve population health issues in hospitals, theleaders ought to be very creative people with uncut ability to comeup creative and adaptable ways of creating solutions to the evergrowing problem of children with diabetes and adults with obesityproblems. Leaders are inspirational people- given that the groupmembers look up to the leader the leaders are supposed to possesshigh levels of inspiration to enable the workers to get renewedenergy to push towards achieving the set goals especially in handlingthe two disorders that have been growing tremendously in America.
Giventhe sensitivity of the problems at hand, it is very crucial that thenurse leader uses the right form of leadership style so as to coverall the necessary areas while at the same time taking into accountthe efforts of each team member. In our case, the democracy form ofleadership is the most appropriate since it takes into account thefeelings of the every team member (Allio, 2012). Additionally, theproblems at hand are far and wide and are still growing statisticallyby the minute which means it is quite an uphill task to keep track ofevery development in these matters. Using various opinions fromdifferent sources enables the team to get all the necessaryinformation on the subject matters as it develops. Additionally, theteam leader will be in a position to get the opinions of the teammembers and the areas that they feel deserve improvement as well asthose areas that are performing exemplary will as well be easilyestablished.
InAmerica especially and other developed nations in the world, thecases of children with diabetes and obese adults are extremelyrampant with the numbers continuously increasing every year. In thiscause, the paper takes a look at the two problems that have beenholding the nation hostage for quite a while now. Obesity isdescribed as a condition whereby a person is considered overweight orgrossly fat (Patel, Spaeth & Basner, 2016). In America, researchhas shown obesity rates at 35 percent of the population in fourstates, another 30 percent of the population in another 25 states andrates remain well above 20percent of the population in all otherstates (Doty, 2014). The overall obesity rates among adults inAmerica is recorded at about 35.7% which is roughly the equivalent ofabout one-third of the population in the country, and shockingly thepopulation is continuing to grow and expand with every moment(Henderson, 2012).
Astonishingly,obesity issue per head is recorded that one in every twenty adults issuffering from extreme obesity with the figure only expected to growunless the nation takes it measures to correct the disorder.Additionally, three in every four men is known to suffer from obesityin the nation which to translates to a jaw gaping static of 74% ofthe men in the nation (Henderson, 2012). The same problem is as wellfaced with almost similar numbers by the women in the nation. In sucha nation where manufacturing and industrialization are the backbonesof the economy, it requires a bigger lot of the population to be ofthe right weight so as to be able to work and drive forwarddevelopment and innovations.
Theproblem more specifically was not dealt with or rather was notconsidered a national problem for quite a long while in the nation.In the wake of the 21st century, the problem began to gain nationalrecognition as fat people were now visible across the nation from allcorners. Nonetheless, the problem would receive limited attention asthe nation had other pressing issues at the same time that requiredhigher attention as compared to the mere problem of people growingfat. Up until late 2004, it is when the problem begun to be addressedwith the seriousness it deserved with all sorts of campaigns againstunhealthy lifestyles were launched to try and contain the problem.The nation being made up of different people from different ethnicbackgrounds, it means that the cultures of life are quite differentalthough a lot of assimilation in all cultures has been taking place.It practically means that different people practice differentlanguages, clothes, and even eating habits. Research has revealedthat majority of the citizens suffering from the obesitycomplications are majorly the African Americans, the Mexicans, andthe Hispanics. The majority of the white people were recorded ashaving the appropriate weight while other races seemed to tip theweighing scale to the overweight side of obesity.
Scientifically,obesity can be hereditary whereby the children who grow up to becomeobese have it aligned in the genes they got from their parents (Fouse& Schauer, 2016). Such form of obesity is highly uncontrollablealthough practicing healthy leaving standards might delay the eminentproblem and in some rare cases, it might derail the entirecomplication completely. The other famous way of becoming obese ispracticing unhealthy lifestyles which are coupled with unhealthy junkfoods, smoking, and drinking and the unquestionable ability of notdoing any physical practice (Patel, Spaeth & Basner, 2016). Thenation more practically has some of the most highly rated junk foodcompanies that have made their services quite elaborate by doing homedeliveries of these junk foods. The highest majority of thepopulation with obesity issues have become so as a result of thiskind of lifestyle where foods are delivered at the couch. Thesepeople take in all these fats and sit on the couch watchingtelevision with no physical exercise whatsoever. Adding insult to thewound, this section of the population is also quite prevalent withdrinking and smoking habits which further eats into exercise time andincreases weight and fats on the weighing scale.
Themajority of the obese population are the people of color in thenation which is more so, in the adults more than in the children.Research has shown that these people often have tough childhoodswhere they are struggling to balance between personal time andgetting meals for themselves and their families. Once they haveattained maturity and have been employed the stress and struggles oflife seem to fade away and they settle in another lifestyle wherethey are comfortable which leads to the inevitable addition of weightsince there is limited pressure to makes ends meet in the daily life(Patel, Spaeth & Basner, 2016).
Diabetes,on the other hand, is characteristically defined as a body conditionwhere the body’s ability to continuously produce or respond to thespecific hormone insulin is incapacitated which often leads toimpaired metabolism of carbohydrates and often high glucose levels inthe urine and blood of an individual (Chiarelli, 2015). There are twoestablished types of diabetes the type I diabetes where the pancreasdoes not produce enough insulin for sugar secretion in the body whilethe type II diabetes the body cells fail to react to the insulin inthe body (Schreiner, 2013). Type II diabetes popularly known asdiabetes mellitus is highly common among children in the USespecially and among other developed nations of the world. Personswith this kind of condition often feel very thirsty while at the sametime they frequent the toilet for constant urination, they alsocomplain of feeling tired throughout where they also exhibitunexplainable weight loss and experience blurred vision from time totime.
Expertshave shown that most of the children begin with type I diabetes andgraduate to type II eventually if proper care is not administered tothem at the right time. The experts have also shown that diabetes isas a result of genetic heredity from parents to children where if oneof the parents has any form of diabetes, there are chances that theirchild will as well suffer from the dreaded complication. Otherwise,the disease is also highly spread especially among the youngpopulation as a result of obesity where excess body fats in the bodyimpair the body from secreting adequate amounts of insulin or thebody cells from reacting to insulin leading to a diabetic case.
Population:children with diabetes, adult obesity
Frommy area of study, children with diabetes and adult obesity are thenorm of the day given the high numbers nationally of the populationaffected by the two named health conditions. In this endeavor,research is conducted with the help of other team members as well ashealth stakeholders who are all working hard to fight the twoproblems before they can take the entire country’s population.Numbers have shown that 35.7% of the people which is roughly theequivalent of about one-third of the population in the country sufferfrom obesity issues. More specifically 35 % of the population in fourstates suffer from obesity, another 30 % of the population in another25 states also suffer from the same health issue while the remainingstates post rates constantly above 20% of the population as sufferingfrom the dreaded condition (Fouse & Schauer, 2016). In Leighman’s terms, one in every twenty people is suffering from extremeobesity while three in every four men are obese. It is suchastonishing numbers that necessitated a research into the factorsleading to and how to best contain the current situation while at thesame time devising ways to mitigate the spread of the same in thefuture.
Diabetesin the country is also a concern to the health department since thenumbers keep on increasing every year and if proper measures are notemployed to control the situation, adverse consequences will fallhard on the population as well as the economy of the nation. Areported 28.9 million of the youths have been diagnosed with diabeteswhich translates to 12.3% of the population where the numbers havebeen growing yearly despite government`s efforts to fight the spreadof the disease (Schreiner, 2013). At the same time, there are astaggering 8.1 million people who are inclusive of youths and otherages who are feared to be suffering from the same disease but havebeen diagnosed yet as suffering from diabetes (Schreiner, 2013). Theastonishing unawareness of the public and continuous engagement inbehaviors that accelerate the spread and development of the diseasein the nation calls for research to be carried out to establishmethods that will be used to control spread of the same disease amongthe young generation in the country.
Theprevalence of the two conditions in the society is high as a resultof an unhealthy lifestyle that the society has adopted. From thenumbers given the two conditions especially diabetes are moreannounced in the mixed races more than the whites in the countrywhereby 7.6% victims are non-Hispanic whites, 9.0% Asian Americans,12.8% Hispanics, 13.2% non-Hispanic blacks, 4.4% Chinese, 11.3%Filipinos, 13.0% Asian Indians, 9.3% Cubans, 13.9% Mexican Americansand 14.8% Puerto Ricans (Sperling, 2015). These jaw-dropping numbersput together they make one obese figure representing a single nation.The numbers are not necessarily made up of victims who have diabetesas a result of genetic heredity but rather they are made up of thesewho have acquired the disease as result of their lifestyles. A lot ofyoung people lack culinary skills and are unable to prepare a meal bythemselves which drives them to eat food from established fooddelivery companies and in fast food hotels and restaurants. Thesefoods are known to have high levels of fats and cholesterol. Oncethese young generation people have had their take and are satisfied,they go back to their old ways of sitting and playing video gameswhile others occupy a desk and carry on with work. Continuousrepetition of the same routine leaves the young people with limitedtime to do exercise which leads to continuous accumulation of fatsleading to obesity and eventually diabetes (Chiarelli, 2015).
Proposedsolution or innovation for the problem
Theproblem at hand is quite everyone’s fault since the informationabout the dangers and how to control the same problem have beenpreached in every corner of the public using all mediums possiblefrom health institutions, to print and social media as well as inschools where lessons are taught on the causes of these illnesses.Nonetheless, the problems have continued to be persistent in thecurrent society, and the right measures are highly required tocorrect the error situation. From research conducted on the causes ofthe conditions, it is clear that healthy living standards and wayshave to be employed whereby the nation adopts foods that have highnutritional value and not just junk food with cholesterol andunwanted fats. Additionally, the nation has improved on doingpersonal daily exercise to burn the accumulated fats since continuousaccumulation without exercise is what leads to obesity and diabetes.Parents with diabetes or obesity issues should have their doctorsvaccinating the young ones at a tender age to avoid development ofthe same diseases in future dates while healthy practices are carriedfrom the young age of the baby.
Resourcesto implement proposed solution
Sincethe problem at hand is far and reaching regarding consequences aswell as the number of individuals and families affected, it requiressolutions that are the first hand that the population can carry outfast with ease. As a result, the very first resource ofimplementation is the family level where a lot of attention has to bedirected towards healthy living behaviors. For instance, the familiesshould ensure that the family members are eating foods high in fiberand vitamins such as fruits and vegetables, not only foods that arehigh in fats and fats. Families should also increase the water intakeamong family members as it helps with digestion which ensures thatfoods are not just stored in the body without digestion since it isthe continuous storage of undigested foods that contribute to obesityin the society. Families should also have a plan where the young onesin the family are actively involved in physical activities and notonly the case where the young ones eat and spend the rest of the timeon the couch watching television and browsing. Physical activitiesenable a person to break down the fats accumulated reducing thechances of obesity. The family method is quite plausible andappropriate since it is cost effective because the healthy foods richin vitamins and fiber are less costly as compared to junk foods atthe restaurants.
Atschools, a lot of attention should also be directed towardsmitigating obesity and diabetes in the society. School going childrenneed to be educated on the causes and the adverse consequences ofobesity and diabetes as well as the best prevention methods. In thismanner, they will grow up healthy and will teach others of the samewhich will be a cost effective way of having a healthy society. A lotof physical practice should as well be compulsory in all learninginstitutions so as to burn the fats accumulated at home which is notonly cheap but also reduces the chances of the diseases. Thegovernment via the Ministry of health should increase awareness amongthe population on the need to lead a healthy life through sponsoringmedia campaigns. The family food programs should be implemented atthe beginning of a calendar year especially in families with obeseand diabetic members. Using this way at the end of the year, thefamily will be in a position to tell how the program has helped them.School physical programs should be based on school term dates wherethe teachers will record the developments. In hospitals, the programtimeline should be as soon as a patient is admitted.
Competitionsshould as well be organized by the local authorities for the obese inthe society where the winners will be awarded while at the same timeshowing to the public. In this manner, other obese people will bechallenged to work hard to stay fit which culminates to the entirenation growing healthy without spending exorbitantly. It is of greatimportance to the stakeholders especially the government that herpeople stay healthy to drive development and grow the economy. At thesame time, a healthy population means that the government is notoverspending in medical issues to treat her people. Other valuablestakeholders include the doctors who are quite aware of the causesand ways to deal with these complications. They should be on thefrontline to establish hereditary diseases as well as giving theright vaccinations in the right time to avoid development of futureailments of diabetes in the society. Such methods of vaccinations arequite cost effective since the money which would spend in futuretreating the ailment is saved from the vaccination point.
Theresearch was carried out to identify the various types of diabetesamong children and which one was more prevalent. The causes of thedisease are also discussed as well as the causes of obesity in thesociety. Scientific methods of control are also part of thescientific role played by the researcher.
Herethe trends of obese people and diabetes cases in hospital arousecuriosity which led to the research of the statistics behind thevictims of obesity and diabetes as well as the various ways throughwhich these complications develop including how to best control them.
Themanager in this context is in charge of analyzing the data of thepeople suffering from these complications in the country. The manageris also in charge of coming up with the most cost efficient method intrying to solve the problems which have all been suggested includingthe timeframe of execution.
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