Guide to Nursing Management and Leadership / Edition 8

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The 8th edition of this popular text has been completely revised and updated to include the latest strategies for improving your nursing leadership and management skills. It offers in-depth coverage and practical management strategies for a wide range of workplace issues such as delegation, diversity, evidence-based practice, stress management, quality improvement, legal issues, and recruitment and retention. A detailed analysis of today’s nursing environment prepares you to successfully manage in the midst of a nursing shortage and an emerging multigenerational workforce.

• UNIQUE! A logical organization of 15 chapters separated into leadership and management sections corresponds to the number of weeks in a typical semester.
• Complete coverage of management issues gives you a solid understanding of financial management, technology, nursing informatics, legal and ethical issues, error reduction, quality improvement, recruitment and retention, and personnel evaluation and development.
• In-depth discussions of key leadership concepts help you develop effective communication, stress management, and decision-making skills.
• Information on hot topics such as disaster management and bioterrorism keep you at the forefront of today’s complex health care environment.
• A global approach to nursing management reflects an increasing emphasis on diversity and the evolving clinical environment.
• Thought-provoking quotations throughout each chapter help relate complex theories and issues to everyday practice.
• Major Concepts & Definitions boxes outline and summarize the most significant ideas presented in each chapter and help clarify new terminology.
• Research Perspective boxes in each chapter summarize key nursing management studies, with a consistent format that outlines the purpose, methods, results, and conclusions of each study.
• Evolve® companion website offers practice worksheets, critical thinking activities, and case studies that challenge you to apply new concepts to realistic practice scenarios.

• Updated two-color design highlights key information for easy reference.
• Information on succession planning helps you expand the process beyond simply replacing positions to identifying and nurturing a pool of potential candidates for future leadership success.
• Tables, boxes, and illustrations synthesize and streamline complex issues and theories for quick reference.
• Expanded online resources give you easy access to self-assessment questions, case studies, and critical thinking activities for further study outside of the classroom.

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Reviewer: Helen Ewing, DHSc, MN, RN (A. T. Still University)
Description: This useful resource for nurse managers covers a variety of leadership topics, including communication, stress management, motivation, and conflict resolution.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist nurse managers develop the skills necessary to become strong leaders. The book meets its objectives, presenting leadership theory in a concise, clear manner with examples and exercises to enhance learning, synthesis, and application of theory.
Audience: Nurse managers at all stages and levels of management are the intended audience. It may be particularly helpful for middle managers as it provides many examples of theoretical principles that confront nurse leaders every day and will build on current knowledge and experiences.
Features: The book is well laid out, designed with textboxes, charts, illustrations, and graphs to increase readability. Learning objectives are clearly identified in each of the chapters, which conclude with concise summaries. Quotes are used appropriately to highlight salient points. Terms and concepts are clearly defined and highlighted in textboxes to promote understanding and visibility. Many current research examples are incorporated to provide a research perspective and enhance evidence-based practice, which is a major strength of this book. Many case studies and critical thinking activities enhance learning and application of theory. Online resources are also available, including additional activities and worksheets.
Assessment: This well written book compares favorably with other nursing leadership textbooks. This eighth edition incorporates new theory on cultural diversity in the workplace, intergenerational issues, and concerns about nursing shortages, all of which are becoming key issues in nursing leadership. This is a worthwhile book targeting middle managers.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Leadership

1. Communications

2. Stress Management

3. Decision-Making Process and Tools

4. Motivation and Morale

5. Power, Politics, and Labor Relations

6. Conflict Management and Negotiation

7. Theories of Leadership and Management Development

Part 2: Management

8. Strategic and Operational Planning

9. Financial Management, Cost Containment, and Marketing

10. Organizational Concepts and Structures

11. Organizational Culture, Change, and Innovation

12. Selection and Development of Personnel

13. Staffing and Scheduling

14. Evaluation and Discipline of Personnel

15. Continuous Quality Improvement, Risk Management, and Program Evaluation

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