Nursing Issues in Leading and Managing Change / Edition 1

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NURSING ISSUES IN LEADING AND MANAGING CHANGE provides current, cutting-edge information to guide nurses who are responsible for managing change in our health care system. The text covers the changes in the systems of health care, role theory, decision process, social and cultural settings, ethical and legal issues, credentialing, management skills, managed care and nursing informatics. The book is organized in three parts: change theory, the environment of change, and effecting change in the health care system. Each chapter provides consistent features including objectives and key points to emphasize important information the student needs to know. Key terms boxes are integrated throughout the chapters to highlight important vocabulary terms used in today's health care environment. Chapters conclude with critical thinking questions to enhance learning and toreinforce critical thinking skills.

• Discusses critical issues that affect nurses today and assists them in preparing for future practice.
• Provides substantive core content based on business practices to help the nurse more efffectively deal with issues related to their practice.
• Includes an introduction in every chapter to pique students' interest and set the context of material to follow.
• Offers objectives to provide the student a clear understanding of the outcomes expected after reading each chapter.
• Integrates key points at the end of the chapter to emphasize important information the student will need to know.
• Includes critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter to help students assess their own strengths, areas of improvement, values, attitudes, and goals.
• Features key term boxes throughout each chapter to highlight important vocabulary terms used in today's health care environment.
• Presents a three-part organization: the theoretical foundations for change; the environment in which changes occurs; and effecting change in the health care system to help organize the material in a logical fashion for student comprehension.
• Provides a consistent format in each chapter to make the material more user-friendly for the student.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

This book provides current, cutting edge information to guide nurses who are responsible for managing change in our healthcare system. It covers changes in the systems of healthcare, role theory, decision process, social and cultural settings, ethical and legal issues, credentialing, management skills, managed care, and nursing informatics. The book is organized in three parts: change theory, the environment of change, and effecting change in the healthcare system. Each chapter provides consistent features including objectives and key points to emphasize important information the student needs to know. Key terms boxes are integrated throughout the chapters to highlight important vocabulary terms used in today's health care environment. Chapters conclude with critical thinking questions to enhance learning and to reinforce critical thinking skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323002509
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dean and Sadie Health Cabaniss Professor, School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

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Table of Contents

PART I: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE · The Evolution of Health Care Delivery Systems · Systems of Theory and Analysis in Health Care and Nursing · Effects of Health Care Economics and Financing on Nursing and Health Care Delivery · Organizational Theory and the Change Process · Organizational Dynamics · Managing Change · Role Theory and Effective Role Acquisitions in the Health Care Delivery System · Communicating to Manage Change · Leading in Times of Change · Decision Processes and Critical Thinking · PART II: THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH CHANGE OCCURS · Social and Cultural Factors Affecting Health Care and Nursing Practice · Labor Relations in a Turbulent Health Care Environment · Health Policy: Strategies for Analysis and Influence · Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice · Legal Issues in Nursing Practice · Credentialing in a Changing Health Care Environment · PART III: EFFECTING CHANGE IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM · Management Skills · Managing Care Through Advanced Practice Nursing · Quality Management in Nursing Practice · Program and Program Management · Managing Resources · Nursing Informatics: A Means for Change · Marketing Management · Consultation as a Tool for Change · Energizing Yourself for Change

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