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KEYBENEFIT: The second edition of this popular book designed forundergraduate nursing students utilizes new and widely accepted models ofleadership.Emphasis is on legal and ethical issues as wellas improving human relationship skills in the workplace. Abundant case studieshelp strengthen concepts and teach conflict resolution solutions and copingmechanisms.Nursing students.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Marchusa A. Huff
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.
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Reviewer: Marchusa A. Huff, DNS, RN (Indiana University School of Nursing)
Description: 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,
Purpose: 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.
Audience: The book is designed specifically as a textbook for undergraduate nursing students and new nursing staff.
Features: 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.
Assessment: 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.
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This textbook looks at leadership theory, the basics of organization and management, the responsibilities of management, and the management of resources—and applies each to the practical aspects of nursing. Specific chapters cover the healthcare system, communication and group process, decision making and conflict management, ethics, delegation, standards, motivation, performance evaluation, legal issues, change, human resources, time management, budgeting, and informatics. The authors teach nursing at Saint Louis University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838556436
  • Publisher: Appleton & Lange
  • Publication date: 9/28/1991
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 312

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The third edition of this text offers students updated content that reflects the major changes in health care delivery that have occurred over the past several years. Many have impacted nursing as a profession in a profound way. One of the most striking changes is the number of professional nurses who have been displaced in acute-care settings in favor of ever-increasing nonprofessional care providers. In order to ensure safe care to patients, nurses who did survive the cuts became responsible for supervising nonprofessional personnel in practice settings. Along with the changed configuration of caregivers in care settings, nurses experienced a loss of professional autonomy in decision making relative to care delivery. Physicians found themselves in a similar bind. In their stead, business and health insurance considerations dominated decisions about the types and length of services patients were entitled to. At no other time in the history of health care in the United States have changes in the system resulted in such unprecedented turmoil. Administrative decisions failed to take into account the vital role nursing has historically played in health restoration and preservation over the decades. Nursing titles came to resemble those of the business world as the differences between business and professional standards were blurred. Over time, problems that emerged from such changes forced administrators to recognize the important role that only nursing can fill in the delivery of comprehensive health care. As a result, administrators are rethinking many of their cost-cutting strategies. On the plus side of the unprecedented changes, many physicians have a new appreciation for professional nurses as colleagues in the delivery of care. The time is right for nursing to reclaim its autonomy within the practice of nursing, and renew its role as an equal collaborator with other health professionals in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care. All of these factors influenced our approach to the updating of content for the third edition of this text. Several references to problems that came from the new system, along with ideas for resolution, are made throughout the chapters.

The content and concepts presented in this edition remain the same as in previous editions, reflecting their timeless nature. The latest literature from management, leadership, and nursing have been added to the references used in the text. Examples illustrating the concepts are updated to reflect current practice and new case studies, and learner exercises are provided at the end of each chapter. We were pleased to learn that the second edition of the text was recognized in the 1998 Brandon/Hill Selected List of Nursing Books and journals under the heading "Administration and Managed Care." Books included in the list represent contemporary concepts, theories, and trends in nursing and set forth sound clinical methods. This recognition reinforces our belief about the value of the book's contribution to the nursing literature for both generic students and registered nurse students returning to universities to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

The content in this edition is divided into four units — Unit 1: Leadership; Unit 2: An Overview of Organizations and Management; Unit 3: Special Responsibilities of the Manager; and Unit 4: Managing Resources. In Unit 1 there are five chapters — The New Health Care System, Leadership Theory, Interactive Processes of Leadership, Decision Making and Conflict Management, and the Ethical Responsibilities of the Nurse Leader. There are three chapters in Unit 2 — Organization and Management Theory, Overview of Nursing Management, and Delegation. Unit 3 focuses on nursing managers and divides their responsibilities into five chapters — Maintaining Standards, Motivation in the Work Setting, Monitoring and Improving Performance, Legal Issues in the Workplace, and Managing Change. Unit 4 has four chapters devoted to managing resources — Managing Resources: The Staff, Managing Resources: Time, Managing Resources: The Budget, and Informatics in Nursing.

We continue to believe the flow of content in this text is logical and lends itself well to study by beginners. This belief is reinforced by reports of students relative to its readability. Using exercises in the book as a basis for written reports about their practice, students continue to provide us with contemporary evidence that this book is useful to beginners in the profession. Incorporating those reports into classroom discussions adds significantly to the value of a leadership course because their personal experiences replace sterile textbook content and they feel some ownership in the presentations. Student reports continue to provide us with some insight into the world of the beginner. It is an invaluable source of material for the classroom. We believe this edition will be helpful to students' understanding of the place nursing occupies in the overall health care system.

Additional exercises and activities to complement the third edition can be found on the Companion Website and Distance Learning Courses. Some of the features included are:

  • Objectives
  • Key Concepts
  • Outline Review
  • Critical Thinking
  • NCLEX Review
  • Message Board
  • And more!

To access these features, visit the homepage for Leadership and Management in Nursing, 3rd Edition at www.prenhall.com/grohar-murray

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Reviewers
Unit 1 Leadership 1
1 The New Health Care System; Challenge to Nursing Leadership 3
2 Leadership Theory 23
3 Interactive Processes of Leadership; Communication and Group Process 50
4 Decision Making and Conflict Management 78
5 The Ethical Responsibility of the Nurse Leader 102
Unit 2 An Overview of Organizations and Management 121
6 Organization and Management Theory 123
7 Overview of Nursing Management 149
8 Delegation; The Manager's Tool 172
Unit 3 Special Responsibilities of the Manager 183
9 Maintaining Standards 185
10 Motivation in the Work Setting 199
11 Monitoring and Improving Performance 215
12 Legal Issues in the Work Place 236
13 Managing Change 251
Unit 4 Managing Resources 275
14 Managing Resources; The Staff 277
15 Managing Resources; Time 290
16 Managing Resources; The Budget 300
17 Informatics in Nursing 318
Index 335
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Preface

The third edition of this text offers students updated content that reflects the major changes in health care delivery that have occurred over the past several years. Many have impacted nursing as a profession in a profound way. One of the most striking changes is the number of professional nurses who have been displaced in acute-care settings in favor of ever-increasing nonprofessional care providers. In order to ensure safe care to patients, nurses who did survive the cuts became responsible for supervising nonprofessional personnel in practice settings. Along with the changed configuration of caregivers in care settings, nurses experienced a loss of professional autonomy in decision making relative to care delivery. Physicians found themselves in a similar bind. In their stead, business and health insurance considerations dominated decisions about the types and length of services patients were entitled to. At no other time in the history of health care in the United States have changes in the system resulted in such unprecedented turmoil. Administrative decisions failed to take into account the vital role nursing has historically played in health restoration and preservation over the decades. Nursing titles came to resemble those of the business world as the differences between business and professional standards were blurred. Over time, problems that emerged from such changes forced administrators to recognize the important role that only nursing can fill in the delivery of comprehensive health care. As a result, administrators are rethinking many of their cost-cutting strategies. On the plus side of the unprecedented changes, many physicians have a new appreciation forprofessional nurses as colleagues in the delivery of care. The time is right for nursing to reclaim its autonomy within the practice of nursing, and renew its role as an equal collaborator with other health professionals in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care. All of these factors influenced our approach to the updating of content for the third edition of this text. Several references to problems that came from the new system, along with ideas for resolution, are made throughout the chapters.

The content and concepts presented in this edition remain the same as in previous editions, reflecting their timeless nature. The latest literature from management, leadership, and nursing have been added to the references used in the text. Examples illustrating the concepts are updated to reflect current practice and new case studies, and learner exercises are provided at the end of each chapter. We were pleased to learn that the second edition of the text was recognized in the 1998 Brandon/Hill Selected List of Nursing Books and journals under the heading "Administration and Managed Care." Books included in the list represent contemporary concepts, theories, and trends in nursing and set forth sound clinical methods. This recognition reinforces our belief about the value of the book's contribution to the nursing literature for both generic students and registered nurse students returning to universities to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing.

The content in this edition is divided into four units — Unit 1: Leadership; Unit 2: An Overview of Organizations and Management; Unit 3: Special Responsibilities of the Manager; and Unit 4: Managing Resources. In Unit 1 there are five chapters — The New Health Care System, Leadership Theory, Interactive Processes of Leadership, Decision Making and Conflict Management, and the Ethical Responsibilities of the Nurse Leader. There are three chapters in Unit 2 — Organization and Management Theory, Overview of Nursing Management, and Delegation. Unit 3 focuses on nursing managers and divides their responsibilities into five chapters — Maintaining Standards, Motivation in the Work Setting, Monitoring and Improving Performance, Legal Issues in the Workplace, and Managing Change. Unit 4 has four chapters devoted to managing resources — Managing Resources: The Staff, Managing Resources: Time, Managing Resources: The Budget, and Informatics in Nursing.

We continue to believe the flow of content in this text is logical and lends itself well to study by beginners. This belief is reinforced by reports of students relative to its readability. Using exercises in the book as a basis for written reports about their practice, students continue to provide us with contemporary evidence that this book is useful to beginners in the profession. Incorporating those reports into classroom discussions adds significantly to the value of a leadership course because their personal experiences replace sterile textbook content and they feel some ownership in the presentations. Student reports continue to provide us with some insight into the world of the beginner. It is an invaluable source of material for the classroom. We believe this edition will be helpful to students' understanding of the place nursing occupies in the overall health care system.

Additional exercises and activities to complement the third edition can be found on the Companion Website and Distance Learning Courses. Some of the features included are:

  • Objectives
  • Key Concepts
  • Outline Review
  • Critical Thinking
  • NCLEX Review
  • Message Board
  • And more!

To access these features, visit the homepage for Leadership and Management in Nursing, 3rd Edition

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