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Nursing Issues in Leading and Managing Change

Nursing Issues in Leading and Managing Change - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0323002509

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ISBN13: 978-0323002509
ISBN10: 0323002501
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Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.
Published: 1999
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Nursing Issues in Leading and Managing Change - 2ND 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0323002509

Jeanette Lancaster

ISBN13: 978-0323002509
ISBN10: 0323002501
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 99
Publisher: C.V. Mosby Co.

Published: 1999
International: No
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 change, 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.

  • Discusses critical issues that affect nurses today and assists them in preparing for future practice.
  • Provides substantive core content based on business practices to help the nurse more effectively deal with issues related to their practice.
  • Includes an introduction in every chapter to pique students' interest and set the context of material to follow.
  • Offers objectives to provide the student a clear understanding of the outcomes expected after reading each chapter.
  • Integrates key points at the end of the chapter to emphasize important information the student will need to know.
  • Includes critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter to help students assess their own strengths, areas of improvement, values, attitudes, and goals.
  • Features key term boxes throughout each chapter to highlight important vocabulary terms used in today's health care environment.
  • Presents a three-part organization: the theoretical foundations for change; the environment in which changes occurs; and effecting change in the health care system to help organize the material in a logical fashion for student comprehension.
  • Provides a consistent format in each chapter to make the material more user-friendly for the student.

Table of Contents

Part I: Theoretical Foundations for Change

The Evolution of Health Care Delivery Systems
Systems of Theory and Analysis in Health Care and Nursing
Effects of Health Care Economics and Financing on Nursing and Health Care Delivery
Organizational Theory and the Change Process
Organizational Dynamics
Managing Change
Role Theory and Effective Role Acquisitions in the Health Care Delivery System
Communicating to Manage Change
Leading in Times of Change
Decision Processes and Critical Thinking

Part II: The Environment in which Change Occurs

Social and Cultural Factors Affecting Health Care and Nursing Practice
Labor Relations in a Turbulent Health Care Environment
Health Policy: Strategies for Analysis and Influence
Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice
Legal Issues in Nursing Practice
Credentialing in a Changing Health Care Environment

Part III: Effecting Change in the Health Care System

Management Skills
Managing Care Through Advanced Practice Nursing
Quality Management in Nursing Practice
Program and Program Management
Managing Resources
Nursing Informatics: A Means for Change
Marketing Management
Consultation as a Tool for Change
Energizing Yourself for Change

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