If you work in a large organization, particularly a hospital, there will be policies for almost everything. These policies are important – they help guide professional practice.
But professionals are paid to think, to use their sense of agency to guide their interpretation of policies. Sometimes you have to look at the greater good when making decisions.
Policies are not meant to absolve your ability to think and make decisions in order to find the best solution. Because there will be many times where there is no clear cut solution, yet you will have to come up with one nonetheless.
This is what leaders do. They’re not afraid to use their judgment to think through problems and lead.
They don’t refuse to help because “it’s not in the policy.”
This kind of thinking is especially egregious when people’s lives are at stake.
Lead or get the fuck out of the way.