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Overview

Leading and Managing in Nursing, third edition helps you assess your total career, both in and beyond actual healthcare. Tight, focused chapters point out the important career concepts you must understand and the relationships you must nurture to step forward as a leader in nursing. If you aspire to effect large-scale change and truly make a difference in your profession, This is your starting point.

The book contains color illustrations.

This book offers comprehensive coverage of nursing leadership and management concepts. This second edition helps students learn more successfully and ensures a smooth transition to practice by portraying contemporary, real-world examples throughout the text. New and expanded content addresses delegation, communication and collaboration, budgeting, and staff development.It includes a full-color design and more than 100 illustrations to hold students' interest.

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Editorial Reviews

Connie J. Rowles
This book contains content usually covered in leadership and management texts. The prior edition of the text was published in 1995. The purpose of the text from the editorr's point of view is to " . . .fill a need for a text that focuses on the nursing leadership and management issues of today and tomorrow in a totally new way." This book is definitely needed and most certainly meets the authors' objectives. The main audience, as stated by the editor, is the baccalaureate level nursing student. The editor is well-credentialed. In addition to content areas usually incorporated into leadership and management texts, this book also includes chapters on consumer relations and cultural diversity in the workplace. It includes many items to assist in student learning, including an extensive glossary, research and literature perspectives, theory boxes, manager's challenges, highlighted areas for important content, chapter objectives, and checklists. Color is used throughout to identify many of these areas. Inclusion of a student workbook with this text is a major positive addition to the prior edition. The workbook contains individual and group exercises that should help encourage student interaction. Videotapes and an instructor's resource manual are also available. No obvious shortcomings were noted. This is an excellent text, which is vastly improved over the prior edition. There are many strong graphic and organizational techniques that should stimulate student interest and learning. This text should definitely facilitate student learning more than other texts available that cover much the same material.
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Reviewer: Connie J. Rowles, RN, DSN (Indiana University School of Nursing)
Description: This book contains content usually covered in leadership and management texts. The prior edition of the text was published in 1995.
Purpose: The purpose of the text from the editorr's point of view is to " . . .fill a need for a text that focuses on the nursing leadership and management issues of today and tomorrow in a totally new way." This book is definitely needed and most certainly meets the authors' objectives.
Audience: The main audience, as stated by the editor, is the baccalaureate level nursing student. The editor is well-credentialed.
Features: In addition to content areas usually incorporated into leadership and management texts, this book also includes chapters on consumer relations and cultural diversity in the workplace. It includes many items to assist in student learning, including an extensive glossary, research and literature perspectives, theory boxes, manager's challenges, highlighted areas for important content, chapter objectives, and checklists. Color is used throughout to identify many of these areas. Inclusion of a student workbook with this text is a major positive addition to the prior edition. The workbook contains individual and group exercises that should help encourage student interaction. Videotapes and an instructor's resource manual are also available. No obvious shortcomings were noted.
Assessment: This is an excellent text, which is vastly improved over the prior edition. There are many strong graphic and organizational techniques that should stimulate student interest and learning. This text should definitely facilitate student learning more than other texts available that cover much the same material.
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Reviewer: Connie J. Rowles, RN, DSN (Indiana University School of Nursing)
Description: This book contains content usually covered in leadership and management texts. The prior edition of the text was published in 1995.
Purpose: The purpose of the text from the editorr's point of view is to " . . .fill a need for a text that focuses on the nursing leadership and management issues of today and tomorrow in a totally new way." This book is definitely needed and most certainly meets the authors' objectives.
Audience: The main audience, as stated by the editor, is the baccalaureate level nursing student. The editor is well-credentialed.
Features: In addition to content areas usually incorporated into leadership and management texts, this book also includes chapters on consumer relations and cultural diversity in the workplace. It includes many items to assist in student learning, including an extensive glossary, research and literature perspectives, theory boxes, manager's challenges, highlighted areas for important content, chapter objectives, and checklists. Color is used throughout to identify many of these areas. Inclusion of a student workbook with this text is a major positive addition to the prior edition. The workbook contains individual and group exercises that should help encourage student interaction. Videotapes and an instructor's resource manual are also available. No obvious shortcomings were noted.
Assessment: This is an excellent text, which is vastly improved over the prior edition. There are many strong graphic and organizational techniques that should stimulate student interest and learning. This text should definitely facilitate student learning more than other texts available that cover much the same material.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323069779
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/28/2010
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 40,991
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Managing, Leading, and Following 1
2 Developing the Role of Leader 19
3 Developing the Role of Manager 35
4 Legal and Ethical Issues 49
5 Decision Making and Problem Solving 75
6 Healthcare Organizations 91
7 Strategic Planning, Goal Setting, and Marketing 107
8 Leading Change 121
9 Understanding and Designing Organizational Structures 139
10 Collective Action 155
11 Managing Quality and Risk 173
12 Managing Information and Technology: Caring and Communicating With Computers 191
13 Managing Costs and Budgets 215
14 Consumer Relationships 235
15 Care Delivery Strategies 253
16 Staffing and Scheduling 275
17 Selecting, Developing, and Evaluating Staff 293
18 Cultural Diversity in Healthcare 307
19 Building Teams Through Communication and Partnerships 323
20 Conflict: The Cutting Edge of Change 349
21 Delegation: An Art of Professional Practice 369
22 Managing Personal/Personnel Problems 385
23 Role Transition 399
24 Self-Management: Stress and Time 413
25 Power, Politics, and Influence 431
26 Career Management: Putting Yourself in Charge 449
27 Leading Through Professional Associations 469
Epilogue: Thriving in the Future 481
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