Nursing Leadership and Management: A Practical Guide

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9781401827045: Nursing Leadership and Management: A Practical Guide

Nursing Leadership and Management: A Practical Guide provides brief yet wide-ranging content on core leadership and management principles and applications. Written by an experienced leader in the nursing profession, the book addresses the challenges you face today in your interpersonal and therapeutic relationships. Current trends, such as the rise of the nurse entrepreneur and the use of magnet hospitals, are presented in a concise, inexpensive, and easy-to-understand format. Key terms, summary points, review questions, and critical thinking questions help you review and retain information. This compact, self-paced resource covers the same broad content areas as larger texts, but in a more succinct, economical, and logical format.

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Registered nurse Patricia Carroll, RN, C, CEN, RRT, MS has been called "America's Nurse" and "Heloise on Health." Her warm, engaging style has been featured on television and radio, including CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, and dozens of local news programs nationwide. Her PBS special ┐Hints for Health: A Nurse┐s Notebook┐ made its national debut in August of this year and she won a Golden Lamp Award from the Center for Nursing Advocacy in 2003 for providing one of the best media portrayals of nursing. She has extensive experience in ER nursing, critical care, home care and traditional in-patient hospital care of adults and children. She's board certified as a registered respiratory therapist and in general nursing, emergency nursing and nursing professional development. She is the editor of the website whatnursesknow.com.

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PART I: INTRODUCTION TO NURSING LEADERSHIP 1. What is Leadership? 2. What is Management? 3. Leadership vs. Management 4. A Positive Definition of Power 5. Accountability in Nursing Leadership PART II: PRIMARY SKILLS FOR THE NURSING LEADER 6. What is Communication? 7. Communication Skills 8. Decision-Making and Time Management Skills 9. Change Management Skills 10. Conflict Resolution Skills 11. Team Building Skills PART III: PUTTING THE PRIMARY SKILLS TO WORK: STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONAL ROLES FOR THE NURSING LEADER 12. Managing First-Line Patient Care 13. Strategic Thinking to Improve Patient Care Outcomes 14. Managing Patient Care and Outcomes Through Improving Organization Quality 15. Managing and Supporting Excellence in Staff Performance 16. Nurses as Professional Leaders Inside and Outside the Health Care Organization PART IV: THE HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON NURSING LEADERSHIP 17. The Current Healthcare Climate...and Into the Future 18. Nursing Leaders Influencing Politics and Acting as Patient Advocates 19. Nursing Leadership and Collective Bargaining 20. Delegation 21. Current and Future Opportunities for Nurse Leaders PART V: LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF NURSING LEADERSHIP 22. Legal Aspects of Nursing Leadership 23. Ethical Issues in Nursing Leadership PART VI: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER AND BECOMING A NURSING LEADER 24. Top Ten Ways to Become a Nursing Leader

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