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Management Principles for Health Care Professionals is a practical guide for new or future praticing healthcare managers. The customary activities of the manager—planning, organizing, decision making, staffing, motivating, and budgeting—are succinctly defined, explained, and presented with detailed examples drawn from a variety of health care settings. Students will learn proven management concepts, techniques, models, and tools for managing individuals or teams with skill and ease.

The Fifth Edition is loaded with practical, up-to-date examples from real-world healthcare settings. It addresses the hottest topics in health care such as patient safety initiatives, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), revenue recovery efforts, and diversity training. All chapters have been thoroughly revised to reflect the current conditions in the healthcare environment.

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Reviewer: Jade B. Gillispie, RN, MHA, DHSc(Private Practice)
Description: The book does an exceptional job of explaining and discussing real management issues that plague healthcare. It encompasses a wide base of concerns and presents a realistic view of how to effectively address both basic and complex management dilemmas.
Purpose: This is intended as an aid and a guide for individuals who are new to healthcare management. It is for the manager who still requires additional training and skills to handle every aspect of management such as planning, organizing, decision-making, staffing, and motivation of employees, which includes properly addressing employee evaluation. The book has much to offer to new managers as well as those who wish to reaffirm their position as change occurs.
Audience: Individuals who have been in management for perhaps two or fewer years are the intended audience, as well as those who are considering or are soon to embark upon a managerial opportunity. This book is necessary, as it will serve as preparatory support for basic day-to-day interactions.
Features: The book basically answers the questions associated with how to succeed in healthcare management. The section on day-to-day management is exceptionally well written and pulls together the previous chapters. Each chapter starts with objectives, providing readers an overview of what is to be covered. In light of the influx of immigrants and the diversity of our world in general, a more robust discussion of this area would have enhanced the book. I would have liked to see more on how the new manager handles diversity among staff, as well as how the organization should make provisions that meet federal guidelines.
Assessment: This book ranks among the best in this field. I can see where there is perhaps a need for the new edition due to the constant changes in healthcare. As we see more diversity in the patient and employee population (not to mention the legal ramifications), I could see a section devoted to this area.
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Reviewer: Lori Hayman, M.Ed.(A. T. Still University)
Description: This is the sixth edition of a book that provides an overview of general management concepts and principles with an emphasis on how these concepts are reflected and applied in healthcare organizations. The previous edition was published in 2008.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide healthcare practitioners who serve in a continuing or transitory management role an overview of management concepts and their application in healthcare organizations' daily operations. This book meets these objectives and strengthens readers' skill sets by defining management terminology, presenting issues faced by healthcare managers, and providing exercises to challenge readers to apply what they have learned.
Audience: Individuals new to management or early in their management careers are the intended audience. The book would be a valuable resource for healthcare students seeking to learn and understand basic management terminology and concepts. It also would help those not in management roles increase their understanding of the management process, the players involved, and the rationale for why departments/organizations are managed in a particular way. The coauthors have more than 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and management in healthcare settings.
Features: The book provides an overview of the history of management in healthcare, reviewing key pieces of legislation, various management models, and the daily functions of management such as planning and decision making, organizing, budgeting, employee relations, and communication. Chapters begin with objectives that help focus readers on key concepts. Application exercises at the end of chapters challenge readers to apply the concepts. To promote and enhance understanding, the book includes numerous detailed samples, diagrams, appendixes, and exhibits that provide a visual illustration of the concepts. Particularly helpful to current healthcare practitioners is the chapter that addresses the challenges faced by active practitioners who take on a management role, and strategies for balancing this dual role.
Assessment: This is an excellent overview of management concepts and principles for both novice and experienced managers that includes terminology and strategies to advance their knowledge and skills. With the multitude of changes taking place in healthcare, this update provides readers with current information on healthcare policy and challenges that will help them to successfully fulfill their management role.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763746179
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 8/16/2007
  • Edition description: 5E
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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