Leadership Roles for Creating and Inclusive Environment in the Era of Globalization

Tuesday, 13 July 2010: 10:30 AM

Victoria Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN
Department of Nursing, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Rebecca Stamm, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Globalization has resulted in an unprecedented shift in most countries’ demographics, including the U.S; increasing the diversity of both providers and consumers of healthcare services. The  changes that are occurring  due to globalization present opportunities specifically  for  healthcare leaders  who must  ensure that their clinicians have the  skills, competencies and resources  necessary to work  collaboratively among themselves,  as well as meeting the unique  needs of  increasingly diverse patient populations.  Nursing, a global profession, must uphold the strength that lies in diversity by embracing difference and promoting an inclusive environment. Nurse leaders have the responsibility of creating a compelling vision and providing the resources necessary to materialize the vision.   Leaders must institute programs and policies that respond to the products of globalization.  Staff at all levels of the organization must be engaged in the process and held accountable for their actions!