Complexity Leadership: Nursing's Role in Health Care Delivery

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-12-03
  • Publisher: F a Davis Co
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Here the information you need to become an effective leader in today complex health system in order to effectively solve problems and create optimal outcomes for your organization.As hospitals and healthcare organizations strive to meet standards to achieve status in the Magnet Hospital Recognition Program and address the issues in the Institute of Medicine Nursing Work Force Issues Initiative, they must be able to respond in ways that embraces rapid change.Dr. Diana M. Crowell addresses the leadership roles advanced practice nurses can assume in this new environment. She defines the concept of complexity and teaches the leadership skills that are best suited for complex adaptive systems, while also enabling you to build the self-awareness you need to learn new ways to lead. Case studies help you apply your new skills and prepare for your advanced practice roles.

Author Biography

Diana M. Crowell, PhD, RN, NEA, BC, introduces you to complexity science and the complexity model of contemporary leadership. She focuses on how to lead in complex systems and chaos and shows you how to apply theory to practice. You'll understand how complex systems function and how to navigate them successfully.

Table of Contents

Complexity Science Concepts and Health-Care Organizationsp. 1
The Complexity Leadership Modelp. 3
Major Concepts of Complexity Science Theoryp. 17
Health-Care Organizations as Complex Adaptive Systemsp. 33
Health-Care Organizational Studies, Theories, and Models Based on Complexity Sciencep. 52
Complexity Leadership Models, Styles, and Behaviorsp. 71
Historical Transition From Classic to Complexity Leadershipp. 73
Contemporary Leadership Models That Reflect Complexityp. 93
Essential Knowledge for Complexity Leadersp. 110
Interventions for Complexity Leadersp. 131
Personal Being and Awarenessp. 151
Personal Leadership Supporting Professional Leadershipp. 153
Complexity Leadership: Personal and Professional Life Balancep. 168
Self-Reflective Practices for Personal Being and Awarenessp. 187
The Call for Complexity Leadershipp. 203
Annotated Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 224
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