Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing Theory and Application

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-24
  • Publisher: LWW
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Now in its Sixth Edition, this foremost leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. More than 225 case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. Case studies cover a variety of settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and community health. The book addresses timely issues such as leadership development, staffing, delegation, ethics and law, organizational, political, and personal power, management and technology, and more. Web links and learning exercises appear in each chapter. An Instructor's CD-ROM includes a testbank and PowerPoint slides.

Table of Contents

The Critical Triad: Decision Making, Management, and Leadershipp. 1
Decision Making, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking: Requisites for Successful Leadership and Managementp. 1
Classical Views of Leadership and Managementp. 31
Twenty-First Century Thinking About Leadership and Managementp. 51
Foundation for Effective Leadership and Management: Ethics, Law, and Advocacyp. 69
Ethical Issuesp. 69
Legal and Legislative Issuesp. 93
Patient, Subordinate, and Professional Advocacyp. 119
Roles and Functions in Planningp. 140
Operational and Strategic Planningp. 140
Planned Changep. 166
Time Managementp. 186
Fiscal Planningp. 208
Career Development: From New Graduate to Retirementp. 239
Roles and Functions in Organizingp. 264
Organizational Structurep. 264
Understanding Organizational, Political, and Personal Powerp. 293
Organizing Patient Carep. 315
Roles and Functions in Staffingp. 335
Employee Recruitment, Selection, Placement, and Indoctrinationp. 335
Socializing and Educating Staff for Team Buildingp. 369
Staffing Needs and Scheduling Policiesp. 397
Roles and Functions in Directingp. 421
Creating a Motivating Climatep. 421
Organizational, Interpersonal, and Group Communicationp. 441
Delegationp. 468
Managing Conflictp. 487
Understanding Collective Bargaining, Unionization, and Employment Lawsp. 513
Roles and Functions in Controllingp. 537
Quality Controlp. 537
Performance Appraisalp. 569
Problem Employees: Rule Breakers, Marginal Employees, and the Chemically or Psychologically Impairedp. 593
Solutions to Selected Learning Exercisesp. 624
Indexp. 634
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