Nursing Leadership: A Concise Encyclopedia

Nursing Leadership: A Concise Encyclopedia

by Harriet R. Feldman

Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 by Choice!

"This much-needed, long-awaited collection of essays is critical for every nurse—from novice to expert—in every field of nursing. It highlights the fact that nurses are central and critical in the health care delivery system, and are indeed leaders not only in nursing but in the health

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Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 by Choice!

"This much-needed, long-awaited collection of essays is critical for every nurse—from novice to expert—in every field of nursing. It highlights the fact that nurses are central and critical in the health care delivery system, and are indeed leaders not only in nursing but in the health system as well. As such, it will be especially valuable for nurses and other health care professionals. Summing Up: Essential."


"This excellent resource contains clear, concise definitions and entries related to the nursing profession .This is an at your fingertips quick reference book for busy healthcare nurse managers and leaders."


"We are delighted to introduce this book to a new generation of readers. The challenges in nursing, as well as in health care, have never been greater. The need for resources such as this text is profound."

—from the foreword by Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Lillehei Chair in Nursing Leadership and Director, Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, and Kathleen Dracup, DNSc, FNP, RN, FAAN, Dean and Chair of Nursing Education, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco

Nursing Leadership: A Concise Encyclopedia is an important reference for all leaders, both current and future, in health care. Its 180 entries, written by nursing luminaries, not only enhance our understanding of leadership—what it is and how it functions—but will help to promote effective leadership among nurses.

The encyclopedia is organized around nine themes, with five themes embracing the most salient management and leadership theories, including characteristics and skills required of leaders in today's complex health care system:

• Characteristics of Leaders
• Management and Executive Skills
• Theories and Models of Management and Leadership
• Major Leaders in Nursing
• Professional Standards
• Health Care Delivery Standards and Health Policy
• Leadership in Practice, Education, and Research
• Quality Outcomes
• Informatics and Technology

The entries for each theme are varied and based on the assumption that while nurse clinicians, academics, and researchers share many of the same challenges, they must also adapt their leadership styles and visions to the unique challenges demanded by different roles and institutional missions. The book also includes rich materials on organizations and historical figures that have shaped the leadership role.

Nursing Leadership: A Concise Encyclopedia is an essential reference and learning tool for aspiring, novice, and accomplished leaders in nursing and allied health professions.

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Table of Contents

Academic Leadership

Accreditation in Nursing
Accreditation in Nursing Practice

Advance Directives Within the
Context of Advance Care

Advanced Practice Registered


Affirmative Action

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Alcott, Louisa May

American Academy of Nursing

American Assembly for Men in

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

American Association of
University Professors

American Association of
University Women

American Nurses Association

American Nurses Association Hall of Fame

American Nurses Credentialing

American Nurses Foundation

American Organization of Nurse

Americans With Disabilities Act

Assessment of Leadership Styles and Skills

Associate Degree Nursing

Background Screening for Foreign
Educated Nurses

Barton, Clarissa Harlowe


Breckinridge, Mary

Budget Management

Bullough, Vern L.

Case Management

Case Statements

Center for American Nurses

Center for Nursing Advocacy

Centers for Disease Control and

Certificate of Need



Change Agents and Change Agent

Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated

Clinical Evaluation

Clinical Ladder

Coaching Nurses

Collective Bargaining and Unions

Commission on Collegiate
Nursing Education

Commission on Graduates of
Foreign Nursing Schools

Complex Adaptive Systems (Chaos

Conflict Management for Nurse

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest in Research


Consumer Satisfaction

Continuing Professional

Continuous Quality Improvement

Council of the Advancement of
Nursing Science


Cultural Diversity


Differentiated Nursing Practice

Disaster Nursing and Emergency

Dock, Lavinia Lloyd

Downs, Florence S.

Electronic Health Record

Emotional Intelligence

Employee Performance Appraisal

Employee Safety

Employee Satisfaction

Entry Into Practice

Evidence-Based Practice

Executive Leadership Programs

Executive Search


Faculty Recruitment to Academic

Faculty Retention

Faculty Shortages in Registered
Nurses Preparatory Programs

Failure to Rescue

Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act of 1974 (The
Buckley Amendment)

Financing Health Care

Financing Nursing Education

Financing of Nursing Research and Research Training


Foundation Funding of Health
Care and Nursing

Franklin, Martha Minerva

Gender and Leadership

Global Nursing Shortage

Hall, Lydia E.

Health Care Systems

Health Policy

Health Resources and Services

Henderson, Virginia A.

Human Dignity and Ethical
Decisions in Nursing

Human Resource Management

Image of Nursing

Informed Consent (Research)

Informed Patient Consent and the Patient Self-Determination

Institute for Healthcare

Institute of Medicine

Interdisciplinary Leadership in

International Council of Nurses

International Leadership in


Lambertsen, Eleanor C.

Leadership Development

Leadership in Practice

Leadership Traits

Leapfrog Group, The

Legal Nurse Consulting

Leone, Lucille Petry


Living Legends

Magnet Hospitals

Mahoney, Mary Eliza

Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award


Management by Objectives

McManus, R. Louise


Military Nursing

Montag, Mildred L.

National Black Nurses Association,

National Coalition of Ethnic
Minority Nurses Associations,

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), The
The National Institute of Nursing

National League for Nursing

National League for Nursing
Accrediting Commission

National Organization of Nurse
Practitioner Faculties

National Quality Forum

National Student Nurses’

Nightingale, Florence

Nurse Residency

Nurse Satisfaction in the
Professional Practice

Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.

Nurses Improving Care for Health
System Elders (NICHE)

Nursing Informatics

Nursing Organizations Alliance

Nursing Shortage in the United

Nutting, M. Adelaide

Orientation and Staff
Development: The Way We

Outcomes Management

Palmer, Sophia

Patient Care Delivery Models

Patient Classification Systems

Patient Safety


Peplau, Hildegard


Power and Leadership

Preceptorship: The Gatekeepers for Professional Nursing

Professional Practice Model

Rapid Response Teams

Regulatory Bodies

Reiter, Frances

Research Integrity

Risk Management in the Health
Care Setting

Robb, Isabel Hampton

Rogers, Martha E.

Sanger, Margaret

Schlotfeldt, Rozella M.

Sentinel Events

Shared Governance Is Structure
Not Process

Sigma Theta Tau International

Staff Recruitment

Staff Retention

Staffing Effectiveness

State and Territorial Health

Staupers, Mabel Keaton

Stewart, Isabel Maitland

Strategic Planning

Student Recruitment

Student Retention

Student Satisfaction

Styles, Margaretta

SWOT Analysis




Truth, Sojourner

United American Nurses

Wald, Lillian

Werley, Harriet H.

Whitman, Walt

World Health Organization (WHO)

Zimmerman, Anne K.

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