Leadership and Nursing Care Management

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Saunders Elsevier, 2006 - Medical - 922 pages
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Thoroughly updated and revised, Leadership and Nursing Care Management, 3rd Edition, addresses basic issues such as law and ethics, staffing and scheduling, delegation, cultural considerations, and management of time and stress while providing readers with the core concepts that separate adequate and exceptional nurse managers. It presents a research-based blend of practice and theory in an easy-to-read writing style that won the previous edition an AJN Book of the Year award.

  • A Leadership & Management Behaviors box in each chapter easily outlines in bulleted lists skills necessary for both leaders and managers in that content area, as well as appropriate behaviors that overlap the two roles.
  • Research Notes in each chapter summarize timely key studies, using a consistent format to outline the purpose, discussion, and application to practice of each study and introduce the students to the expanding body of literature in nursing management.
  • Bulleted lists of chapter objectives and summaries "bookmark" the beginning and end of each chapter discussion to emphasize the key concepts students should master.
  • Study Questions follow each chapter's summary points, asking students not only to recall specific chapter content but also to synthesize what they've learned.
  • Critical Thinking Exercises round out each chapter, challenging students to process, evaluate, and apply the chapter content.
  • Selective, updated references showcase the most current research in nursing leadership and management.


  • Case studies have been added to the end of each chapter, highlighting either a real or hypothetical situation in which students can analyze a direct application of the chapter content.
  • Leading & Managing Defined boxes appear near the mentions of key terminology in each chapter, helping students easily find and master the basic definitions and concepts in that subject area.
  • Key terms from each chapter have been alphabetically organized into a comprehensive back-of-book glossary.
  • An exciting new design calls attention to the many educational features in each chapter and makes excellent use of color for a more inviting and engaging learning experience.
  • Restructured into seven distinct modules designed specifically to meet the needs of courses established on a modular basis or CEU courses.
  • 35 expert authors have broaden content to include topics such as All-Hazards Disaster Preparedness, Disease Management, Evidence-Based Practice, Cultural and Generational Workforce Diversity, Staff Recruitment and Retention, and Prevention of Workplace Violence.

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