Write a 700- to 1,050-word response to the questions provided at the end of each scenario.
Using the scenarios, identify a problem-solving model that could be used in the situation and leadership qualities that may be involved. Describe a process that the leader may need to use to promote change within this organization after a situation like this has occurred.
Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.
A radiologist on the staff of a large community hospital was stopped after a staff meeting by a colleague in internal medicine. On Monday of the previous week, the internist referred an elderly man with chronic, productive cough for chest X-ray, with a clinical diagnosis of bronchitis. Thursday morningthe internist received the radiologist’s written X-ray report with a diagnosis of “probable bronchogenic carcinoma.” The internist expressed his dismay that the radiologist had not called him much earlier with a verbal report. Visibly upset, the internist raised his voice, but did not use abusive language.
- How should the radiologist handle this conflict with the internist?
A manager who reports to the Vice President for Clinical Affairs (VPCA) of a tertiary-care hospital hired a young woman to supervise development of a large community outreach program. During the first four months of her employment, several behavioral problems came to the VPCA’s attention: (1) complaints from community physicians that the coordinator criticizes other physicians in public; (2) concerns from two community leaders that the coordinator is not truthful; and (3) written reports about the project that label and blame others, sometimes in language that is disrespectful. The VPCA spoke several times to the manager about these problems. The manager reported other dissatisfactions with the coordinator’s performance, but he showed no sign of dealing with the behavior. Two more complaints come in, one from an influential community leader.
2. How should the VPCA handle this conflict with the manager?