Management and Leadership in Nursing and Health Care: An Experiential Approach, Third Edition

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Springer Publishing Company, Aug 24, 2012 - Medical - 448 pages

Time-tested leadership and management strategies based on experiential learning activities are at the foundation of this text for undergraduate and graduate students in nursing and health care leadership or management courses. It is grounded in theories and concepts applied to the health care environment from business, organizational psychology, health care law, and educational administration fields. The text encompasses theories of effective communication, problem analysis, conflict resolution, and time management challenges.

This new edition includes three new chapters that cover current theories of creative leadership, working with diverse groups, and ethics for leaders and managers in health care, as well as new experiential learning activities throughout. These activities make theory application palpable and support the development of skills that students can use to motivate, educate, and lead those in health care to achieve the goals of a group, team, or organization. Included among the experiential learning activities are case studies, simulation, review questions, suggested assignments, and expected learning outcomes. The text will also be of value to nurse managers who wish to enhance their current leadership or managerial skills.

Key Features:

  • Provides strong direction for improving leadership and management skills in the health care environment
  • Includes three new chapters on creative leadership, working with diverse groups, and ethics for healthcare leaders and managers
  • Offers new learning activities throughout, including review questions and suggested assignments
  • Features over 35 Experiential Exercises which invite the reader to experience new behaviors in a safe environment


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I Understanding Management and Leadership The Science and the Philosophy
II Managerial Responsibilities The Core
II Experiential Learning ActivitiesManagerial ResponsibilitiesThe Core
III Managerial SkillsThe HowTo Satellites
III Experiential Learning Activities Managerial SkillsThe HowTo Satellites
IV Managerial RolesThe Action Satellites
IV Experiential Learning Activities Managerial RolesThe Action Satellites
V The Managerial Mind
Author Index
Subject Index

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Elaine La Monica Rigolosi, EdD, JD, FAAN, is Professor of Education and Program Coordinator of the Executive Program for Nurses, and is a past Chair of the Department of Organization and Leadership at Teacher's College, Columbia University. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York; a Doctor of Education degree in Human Relations and Counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; a Masters in Nursing in Medical and Surgical Nursing Administration from the University of Florida, Gainesville; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Maryland. Dr. Rigolosi maintains a private consulting practice in management for healthcare organizations and other public and private industries throughout the United States and Canada, and conducts training programs on organizational behavior and legal issues in healthcare both nationally and internationally. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a member of the Board of Directors of Hooper Holmes, Inc., Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Dr. Rigolosi is also a practicing attorney, admitted to the State of New York, State of New Jersey, and District of Columbia Bars. Dr. Rigolosi has published six books, including "Management and Leadership in Nursing and Health Care: An Experiential Approach, " Second Edition (2005), "Management in Health Care: A Theoretical and Experiential Approach" (1994), "Management in Nursing: An Experiential Approach That Makes Theory Work For You "(1990), "Nursing Leadership and Management: An Experiential Approach" (1986), "The Humanistic Nursing Process" (1985), and "The Nursing Process: A Humanistic Approach" (1979). Dr. Rigolosi developed the "La Monica Empathy Profile (1986) and the Empathy Construct Rating Scale "(1996), and published two other instruments: the "La Monica Patient Satisfaction Scale "(1986), and the Pharmaceutical Care Questionnaire with D. Gourley and G. Gourley (2001). Additional scholarly activities include serving as the Management Briefs Editor for "The Journal of Nursing Administration "and as a frequent author on management, empathy, research, and related topics. Dr. Rigolosi is an elected Associate-in-Law of The American College of Legal Medicine.

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