This book utilizes widely accepted models of leadership, and recognizes time-related changes that have occurred in health care delivery and how nursing is practiced. An emphasis on the workplace covers legal and ethical issues, as well as improving human relationship skills.
A four-part organization presents readers with comprehensive coverage: Part I covers the new health care system, leadership theory, the interactive processes of leadership, and ethics; Part II provides an overview of organization and management; Part III includes managers' responsibilities; and Part IV introduces learners to the management of resources.
For staff nurses.
This book offers the reader a conceptual framework for understanding nursing management. It provides an easy-to-read approach to the theoretical foundations to nursing leadership and management. This second edition is updated and organized to include changes in the healthcare setting and healthcare reform. Case studies are used to apply concepts of management and promote critical thinking, The purpose is to present nursing students with meaningful ways to solve management problems using a case studies approach. The book includes more than 30 case studies. The book is designed specifically as a textbook for undergraduate nursing students and new nursing staff. It has four major units including leadership, overview and organization of management, special responsibilities of the manager, and managing resources. There are 16 chapters divided among the four unit headings. Each chapter begins with key concepts and related definitions and concludes with case studies. Questions at the end of the case studies are thought-provoking and require application of principles. There are additional student exercises and useful references at the end of each chapter. A limited number of illustrations are provided that adequately depict the content area. This book presents a practical approach to understanding theoretical foundations of leadership and management in nursing. It introduces key concepts in each chapter, describes nursing approaches, and provides case studies and student exercises to enhance understanding. This second edition includes updated information about changes in healthcare. It makes a valuable contribution to the body of literature on nursing leadership.