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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health)
Description: In this update about current issues in healthcare leadership, the authors explore a variety of problems in the healthcare industry.
Purpose: The purpose is to address current issues and solutions in healthcare leadership.
Audience: The audience includes anyone in healthcare who is concerned with leadership issues and wishes to understand leadership skills and behaviors.
Features: The book covers a wide variety of topics related to leadership trends. It addresses changes in healthcare related to staffing, reimbursement, cybernetics, liability issues, and errors. The authors use many learning methods such as discussion opportunities, points to ponder, objectives, and questions. The highlighted features are easy to read. This is an extremely well-made book that is very inclusive in the topics it covers.
Assessment: I enjoyed this book. The authors have done an outstanding job of covering current and important topics. The clear writing and the use of a variety of teaching approaches make it a very worthwhile book for students, current leaders, and anyone else interested in healthcare leadership. The novel concepts and current issues justify replacing the previous edition.