Author: Marriner Tomey PhD RN FAAN, Ann
Number Of Pages: 544
Release Date: 12-03-2008
Details: The 8th edition of this popular text has been completely revised and updated to include the latest strategies for improving your nursing leadership and management skills. It offers in-depth coverage and practical management strategies for a wide range of workplace issues such as delegation, diversity, evidence-based practice, stress management, quality improvement, legal issues, and recruitment and retention. A detailed analysis of today’s nursing environment prepares you to successfully manage in the midst of a nursing shortage and an emerging multigenerational workforce. UNIQUE! A logical organization of 15 chapters separated into leadership and management sections corresponds to the number of weeks in a typical semester. Complete coverage of management issues gives you a solid understanding of financial management, technology, nursing informatics, legal and ethical issues, error reduction, quality improvement, recruitment and retention, and personnel evaluation and development. In-depth discussions of key leadership concepts help you develop effective communication, stress management, and decision-making skills. Information on hot topics such as disaster management and bioterrorism keep you at the forefront of today’s complex health care environment. A global approach to nursing management reflects an increasing emphasis on diversity and the evolving clinical environment. Thought-provoking quotations throughout each chapter help relate complex theories and issues to everyday practice. Major Concepts & Definitions boxes outline and summarize the most significant ideas presented in each chapter and help clarify new terminology. Research Perspective boxes in each chapter summarize key nursing management studies, with a consistent format that outlines the purpose, methods, results, and conclusions of each study. Evolve® companion website offers practice worksheets, critical thinking activities, and case studies that challenge you to apply new concepts to realistic practice scenarios. Updated two-color design highlights key information for easy reference. Information on succession planning helps you expand the process beyond simply replacing positions to identifying and nurturing a pool of potential candidates for future leadership success. Tables, boxes, and illustrations synthesize and streamline complex issues and theories for quick reference. Expanded online resources give you easy access to self-assessment questions, case studies, and critical thinking activities for further study outside of the classroom.