Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Michelle Lynn Chasse, BS, MBA (A. T. Still University)
Description: This book provides a thorough foundation and guide to the human resource needs unique to healthcare.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a global view of human resources in healthcare for general managers and human resource professionals. It reviews human resource management in all areas of a healthcare organization. Each chapter breaks down the unique aspects of human resource management and demonstrates how they relate to a healthcare organization.
Audience: The book is just as practical for those new to human resources as it is for experienced professionals wanting additional information. The author's experience in human resource management and education is evident in the delivery of information.
Features: The preface includes a clear overview of each of the sections and chapters so readers clearly know the topics to be addressed. Chapters are well laid out, beginning with learning objectives and a unique "Did you know that?" feature, and make great use of section titles, subheadings, highlighted keywords, and phrases. End of chapter activities, assignments, and vocabulary lists reinforce the learning objectives. The index makes it easy to navigate to specific topics.
Assessment: This is a clear and through guide to the human resource needs and policies in a healthcare setting. This book fills a need for educating current and future leaders in healthcare.