Leadership and Management for Nurses Core Competencies for Quality Care

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/15/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This completely revised text offers a current perspective on leadership and management in nursing, and gives nurses a thorough understanding of what it takes to lead in delivering quality health care. LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING, 2/e#xA0;reflects the Institute of Medicine#x19;s influential framework, emphasizing five core competencies: providing patient-centered care; working in interdisciplinary teams; employing evidence-based practice; applying quality improvement; and utilizing informatics. Updated throughout, it contains a new chapter on evidence-based practice and management; expanded coverage of quality improvement; new Evidence for Effective Leadership and Management features; innovative #x1C;Application to Your Unit#x1D; features; coverage of healthcare reform; expanded activities and resources; improved and streamlined organization; an integrated and expanded glossary; and much more.

Table of Contents


1. Conceptual Base for Leadership and Management

2. Health Care Policy, Legal Issues, and Ethics in Health Care Delivery

3. Change and Decision Making

4. Organizational Structure for Effective Care

5. Health Care Financial Issues

6. Acute Care Organizations: An Example of a Health Care Organization



7. Managing Patient-Centered Care

8. Diversity and Disparities in Health Care

9. Recruitment and Retention: Meeting Staffing Requirements

10. Consumers and Nurses

11. Interdisciplinary and Intradisciplinary Teamwork

12. Improving Teamwork: Collaboration, Coordination, and Conflict Resolution

13. Effective Staff Communication and Working Relationships

14. Delegation for Effective Outcomes

15. Evidence-Based Practice and Management

16. Health Care Quality: A Critical Health Policy Issue

17. Implementing Health Care Quality Improvement

18. Technology and Health Care

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