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Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN / Edition 2

Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Practice for the LPN/LVN / Edition 2

by Mary Ann Anderson


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  • The only book that provides leadership and management content designed specifically for the LPN, updated to reflect the latest changes in clinical practice
  • Offers a strong focus on the leadership/management skills needed for practice in a variety of clinical settings, including acute, subacute, long-term, community, and home care, with particular emphasis on long-term care
  • Includes "real-world" case studies with related critical thinking exercises at the end of each chapter; answers are provided at the end of each chapter
  • Numerous critical thinking and values clarification exercises on perforated pages that can be removed and submitted as homework
  • Offers chapters on communication skills, team building, and making assignments
  • New chapter on chaos theory and its application to the high-stress health care environment in which LPN/LVNs work
  • Expanded coverage of legal issues relating to the LPN/LVN leadership and management roles
  • Includes pedagogical aids such as learning objectives, NCLEX-style review questions, and reference lists/bibliographies for each chapter

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803607941
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Publication date: 02/01/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

1Historical Perspective of the Licensed Practical Nurse1
The Beginning of Nursing4
The Dark Ages and the Introduction of Christianity5
The Renaissance Period6
Era of Industrialization6
Health Care in the United States9
The Beginning of Modern Nursing9
History of the Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurse17
Case Study19
2Understanding the Changing Roles in Nursing21
Paradigm Thinking Defined22
Critical Thinking Concepts28
Theoretical Frameworks for Management31
Case Study39
Case Study Answers41
3Entry into Practice43
Nurse Practice Act45
Let's Revisit Maslow49
Finding the Perfect Job50
Other Strategies59
Case Study64
Case Study Answers65
4Employment Process67
Employer Expectations68
Application Process69
Letter of Termination81
Case Study83
Case Study Answers84
5Understanding Nursing Leadership and Management as a Concept85
Leadership Versus Management89
Historical Overview of Nursing Leadership and Management Roles95
Where Is the Licensed Practical Nurse in This Historical Picture?98
Leadership Styles99
What Type of Leader Are You?103
Case Study112
Case Study Answers114
6Communication Skills115
What Is Successful Communication?117
Failed Communication118
Nonverbal Communication122
Assertive Communication125
Aggressive Communication131
Passive Communication131
Passive-Aggressive Communication132
Other Forms of Communication134
Case Study136
Case Study Answers137
7Understanding Benefits of Change139
What Is Change140
Effective Decision Making During Change Process143
Kurt Lewin's Change Theory147
Role of Licensed Practical Nurse as Change Agent152
Case Study155
8Welcome to Conflict157
Definition of Conflict159
Truth About Conflict164
Causes of Conflict164
Role of Licensed Practical Nurses169
Transactional Approach to Conflict Management170
Other Important Skills173
Case Study177
Case Study Answers179
9Dealing with Chaos181
Understanding the Changes183
Understanding Newtonian Physics or the Scientific Age185
Understanding Quantum Physics or the New Science189
Chaos Theory193
The Strange Attractor195
Case Study204
Case Study Answers205
10Ethics and Law in Nursing Management207
Ethics in Nursing209
Ethical Theories212
Ethical Principles214
Ethical Dilemmas and Decision Making216
Ethics and the Law217
Legal Aspects of Nursing Care and Leadership218
Case Study221
Case Study Answers223
11Understanding Use of Power225
What Is Power?226
Types of Power228
Power and the Role of Licensed Practical Nurses233
Positive and Negative Uses of Power234
Case Study242
Case Study Answers244
12Motivating Employees247
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Revisited248
Oppressed Group Behavior251
Theories of Motivation254
Creating a Motivating Environment259
Case Study262
Case Study Answer263
13Team Building269
Understanding Characteristics of a Team270
Stages of Team Development278
Group Norms280
Understanding the Value of Team Concepts283
Case Study285
Case Study Answers286
14Making Assignments, Counseling, and Analyzing Performance287
Leader, Manager, or Both288
Making Assignments290
Performance Analysis305
Case Study310
Case Study Answers312

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