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Comprehensive and easy to read, this authoritative resource features the most up-to-date, research-based blend of practice and theory related to the issues that impact nursing management and leadership today. Key topics include the nursing professional’s role in law and ethics, staffing and scheduling, delegation, cultural considerations, care management, human resources, outcomes management, safe work environments, preventing employee injury, and time and stress management.

  • Research Notes in each chapter summarize relevant nursing leadership and management studies and show how research findings can be applied in practice.
  • Leadership and Management Behavior boxes in each chapter highlight the performance and conduct expected of nurse leaders, managers, and executives.
  • Leading and Managing Defined boxes in each chapter list key terminology related to leadership and management, and their definitions.
  • Case Studies at the end of each chapter present real-world leadership and management situations and illustrate how key chapter concepts can be applied to actual practice.
  • Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each chapter present clinical situations followed by critical thinking questions that allow you to reflect on chapter content, critically analyze the information, and apply it to the situation.
  • A new Patient Acuity chapter uses evidence-based tools to discuss how patient acuity measurement can be done in ways that are specific to nursing.
  • A reader-friendly format breaks key content into easy-to-scan bulleted lists.
  • Chapters are divided according to the AONE competencies for nurse leaders, managers, and executives.
  • Practical Tips boxes highlight useful strategies for applying leadership and management skills to practice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455740727
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/15/2013
  • Edition number: 5
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Leadership

  1. Leadership Principles
  2. Management Principles
  3. Change and Innovation
  4. Organizational Climate and Culture
  5. Part II: Professionalism

  6. Critical Thinking and Decision Making Skills
  7. Managing Time and Stress
  8. Legal and Ethical Issues
  9. Part III: Communication and Relationship Building

  10. Communication, Persuasion and Negotiation
  11. Motivation
  12. Team Building and Working with Effective Groups
  13. Delegation
  14. Power and Conflict
  15. Workplace Diversity
  16. Part IV: Knowledge of the Health Care Environment

  17. The Health Care System
  18. Health Policy, Health, and Nursing
  19. Evidence-Based Practice: Strategies for Nursing Leaders
  20. Mission Statements, Policies and Procedures
  21. Organizational Structure
  22. Decentralization and Shared Governance
  23. Models of Care Delivery
  24. Case Management
  25. Population Health Management
  26. Patient Acuity NEW!
  27. Quality Improvement and Health Care Safety
  28. Measuring and Managing Outcomes
  29. Part V: Business Skills

  30. Confronting the Nursing Shortage
  31. Staff Recruitment and Retention
  32. Staffing and Scheduling
  33. Collective Bargaining
  34. Financial Management
  35. Budgeting
  36. Productivity and Costing Out Nursing
  37. Performance Appraisal
  38. Prevention of Workplace Violence
  39. All Hazards Disaster Preparedness
  40. Data Management and Informatics
  41. Strategic Management Marketing
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