Leading and Managing in Nursing

ISBN-10: 0323039006

ISBN-13: 9780323039000

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

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Elseviers #1 leading and managing nursing text, Leading and Managing in Nursing is innovative in both content and presentation. This text merges theory, research, and practical application in key leadership and management areas. It is organized around issues that are pertinent to the success of professional nurses in todays constantly changing healthcare environment such as consumer relationships, communication, and cultural diversity. This fourth edition is updated and revised to better prepare students for the nursing leadership and management issues of today and tomorrow. Each chapter opens with The Challenge, which presents a contemporary nurses real-world concern related to the chapters focus and encourages students to think about what they would do. The Solution closes each chapter providing an effective method to handle the real-life situations set forth in The Challenge. This feature demonstrates to the student the ins and outs of problem solving in practice. Every chapter contains numbered Exercises that provide experiential reinforcement of key leading and managing skills. They also challenge students to think critically about concepts in the text and apply them to real-life situations. Possible solutions or further instructions are provided in the Instructors Manual. Research and Literature Perspective boxes summarize articles of interest and point out their relevance and applicability to practice. In general, these are key articles within a timeframe of 2 years prior to publication. Theory Boxes highlight and summarize pertinent theoretical concepts reinforcing key points of chapter content as a quick reference for students. Objectives articulate the chapters learning goals, which are typically at the application level or higher. Questions to Consider stimulate learners to think about their personal viewpoint or experience with the topics and issues discussed in the chapter. The Glossary at the end of the text lists alphabetically all the boldfaced Key Terms from the chapters. The Application Activity section is a built-in, perforated tool to help students self-assess and evaluate their learning and understanding of the content in the text. The vivid full-color chapter opener photographs and other photographs throughout the text help convey each chapters key message while providing a glimpse into the real world of leading and managing in nursing. The Chapter Checklist provides a quick summary of key points in the chapter. To help students keep in mind the broad themes of the chapter, have them read it immediately before reading the chapter. The Tips offer guidelines to follow for each chapter before applying the information presented in the chapter. Chapter 20, Translating Research into Practice, addresses the importance of research in the development of the scientific basis for nursing practice. This knowledge is essential for students to make appropriate changes in practice. Chapter 29, Thriving for the Future, explores the potential for the future and how the changes that nurses face can be maximized to their benefit both organizationally and personally. Key leadership skills are presented along with strategies for visioning activities about the future and projections for the future and their implication for nursing. This chapter aids in preparing students to deal with the issues that will emerge in the future. The table of contents has been reorganized to consolidate core concepts, resources, change, and interpersonal and personal skills. An online course supplements and reinforces content from the text.
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Book details

List price: $60.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 760
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Core Concepts Overview
Managing, Leading and Following
Developing the Role of Leader
Developing the Role of Manager Context
Legal and Ethical Issues
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Healthcare Organizations
Understanding and Designing Organizational Structures
Cultural Diversity in Healthcare
Power, Politics and Influence
Managing Resources
Managing Information and Technology: Caring and Communicating with Computers
Managing Costs and Budgets
Care Delivery Strategies
Staffing and Scheduling
Selecting, Developing and Evaluating Staff
Changing the Status Quo
Strategic Planning, Goal Setting and Marketing
Leading Change
Building Teams through Communication and Partnerships
Collective Action
Managing Quality and Risk
Translating Research into Practice
Interpersonal and Personal Skills Interpersonal
Consumer Relationships
Conflict: The Cutting Edge
Delegation: An Art of Professional Practice
Managing Personal and Personnel Problems Personal
Role Transition
Self Management: Managing Stress and Time
Career Management: Putting Yourself in Charge
Leading through Professional Associations Future
Thriving for the Future
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