Summary: Nursing Issues in Leading and Managing Change provides current, cutting edge information to guide nurses who are responsible for managing change in our health care system. The text covers the changes in the systems of health care, role theory, decision process, social and cultural settings, ethical and legal issues, credentialing, management skills, managed care and nursing informatics. The book is organized in three parts: change theory, the environment of ch ...show moreange, and effecting change in the health care system. Each chapter provides consistent features including objectives and key points to emphasize important information the student needs to know. Key terms boxes are integrated throughout the chapters to highlight important vocabulary terms used in today's health care environment. Chapters conclude with critical thinking questions to enhance learning and to reinforce critical thinking skills.