Use of Delegation in Healthcare Delivery

Think about how you have seen delegation used in the clinical setting. What was the situation? What task was being delegated, and who was delegating?

Was the task delegated appropriately? Did it need to be delegated? Was the communication clear and respectful? What was the benefit of the task being delegated? Give an example of delegation. What is the task being delegated, and to who? Is the task being delegated within the scope of practice of the individual? Why should this task be delegated? How would you communicate with the individual? Remember those therapeutic techniques. You may use examples of situations you have observed and/or experienced and analyze the effectiveness of the delegation. Did it work well, or could it have been done better? Was the task appropriate and needed to be delegated?