International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 5.6 / 10

Leading with Emotional Intelligence - Empowering Nursing Professionals

Vimala Prasad | Sujayalakshmi Devarayasamudram

Abstract: Background: Emotions and human relationships play a crucial role in improving the standard of care in nursing staff. Nursing education needs to address this aspect of the profession to handle both their own and the patient?s emotions. Particularly in recent years research on emotional intelligence in nursing has grown as it has an influence on their clinical performance. Material and methods: Present cross - sectional and observational study was conducted with 100 nursing faculty of Yashoda and other hospitals of Telangana, from 21 March 24 to 22 March 24. Each participant was given a five - point self - assessment questionnaire based on self - awareness, empathy, social skills, motivation, and emotion management and scores were calculated on five - point scale. Scores between 18 and 34 indicate an attention is required, 10 and 17 indicate the need of development and scores between 35 and 50 indicate strength. Results: More than 90% of the nursing faculty have strength in self - awareness, managing emotions and empathy whereas social skills and self - motivation are the areas where more than 40% need improvement. Nearly 10% of the Nursing faculty require proper guidance to develop their social skills. Results also depicts that, 50% participants have both self - awareness and managing emotions, 30% participants have both motivating ability and empathy whereas 40% participants have only social skills. Conclusion: Emotional intelligence is essential in enhancing the clinical ability of nursing faculty and the training should focus on incorporating the concepts of emotional expression and regulation, self - awareness, motivation, empathy, social skills.

Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Self - awareness, Managing emotions, Motivating oneself, Empathy and Social skills

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,

Pages: 1339 - 1342

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