32 minutes | Aug 24, 2020

Nursing leadership in the era of COVID-19

Being a nurse leader is never easy, but during a once-in-a-generation public health crisis like COVID-19, it’s particularly difficult. On this episode of The Handoff, Dan speaks with Marion Broome, Dean of Duke University’s School of Nursing, about how she and her team are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and how she thinks about leading through difficult times. 

Marion is a big believer in two things: relationships and communication. She encourages all leaders to build a strong foundation with their colleagues before a crisis hits. When you’re in the thick of it, Marion says it’s all about communication and that it has to come from the top. She shares with Dan how she’s put this into practice at Duke with weekly town halls to keep everyone informed. She and Dan also discuss the art of decision making in a crisis, and why non-decisions effectively become decisions. 

The full transcript for this episode can be found here: www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/marion-broome

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