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From The CriticsReviewer: Marchusa A. Huff, DNS, RN (Indiana University School of Nursing)
Description: This new book is part of a series of quick reference volumes for practicing nurse administrators and managers. The focus of this 200-page, paperback book is nursing leadership. Content is presented in a concise, clearly written, conceptual style and includes easy-to-read guidelines for the busy professional.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a quick reference and guide to help nurse leaders manage functions, responsibilities and decisions central to delivery of patient care. The author offers practicing nurse managers practical information on ways to transform their management roles into leadership positions. They propose a feminine leadership style.
Audience: Practicing nurse managers, nurse administrators, nurse leaders and students are the intended audience for use this book.
Features: The overall organization of the book and the inclusion of specific guides that address current management needs and strategies are strong features making it a useful reference in the work setting.
Assessment: The 12 chapters include leadership approaches and guides that reflect the changing healthcare system. It addresses current management needs and strategies in a highly focused, comprehensive manner that should prove valuable to the reader. This book provides suggestions for leadership strategies and skills that guide the reader to understand, develop, and integrate principles into practice. The voice of women is encompassed in this book, and many of the approaches to leader development are transformational in nature. The book is appropriately titled. It is appropriate to have available for personal reference and to provide a compendium of information important to nursing management practice.