Nursing Leadership and Management

Theories, Processes and Practice
Author: Rebecca A Patronis Jones
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803618883
Category: Medical
Page: 452
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This comprehensive text explores the philosophy that all nurses are leaders who use creative decision making, entrepreneurship, and life-long learning to create a work environment that is efficient, cost-effective, and committed to quality care. Broad and comprehensive coverage encompasses leadership and management theories and processes by synthesizing information from nursing, health care, general administration and management, and leadership literature. Activities teach them how to research decision-making data (participatory action research process) and analyze and make reliable choices in managing their work environment. Theory-based, scholarly yet practical, this is the most comprehensive and engaging baccalaureate text on the market.

Management for Nurses and Health Professionals

Theory Into Practice
Author: Alistair Hewison
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780632064335
Category: Medical
Page: 202
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Management for Nurses and Health Professionals examines management theory and its applications in healthcare, with an emphasis on relating theory to the organisation of patient care and effective management in everyday practice. This essential guide to health care management explores clinical governance, middle management, interprofessional working and clinical leadership as well as examining the organizational culture of the NHS, change management and management roles. It demonstrates how management theory has influenced health care and encourages the reader to become actively involved in shaping management and health care development. an essential guide for students and qualified staff examines key concepts and theories explores evidence based practice relates theory to practice

Nursing Knowledge and Theory Innovation, Second Edition

Advancing the Science of Practice
Author: Pamela G. Reed, PhD, RN, FAAN,Nelma B. Crawford Shearer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826149928
Category: Medical
Page: 260
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First Edition Earned a 5-Star rating from Doody's This esteemed text for graduate-level nursing students focuses on the science and philosophy of nursing knowledge development, with a special emphasis on theory as a tool in developing practice-relevant knowledge. It is distinguished by its focus on practical applications of theory for scholarly, evidence-based approaches. The second edition features important updates and a reorganization of information to better highlight the roles of theory and the major philosophical perspectives in knowledge development. It also introduces two completely new chapters: The DNP Project: Translating Research into Knowledge for Practice, and Generating Knowledge in the Practice Setting. Summary Points at the end of each chapter, in addition to Discussion and Reflection questions help to reinforce knowledge. The text offers a comprehensive overview of the philosophy and history of science, the structures of nursing knowledge, and a path for knowledge development. It is unique in its reach beyond the traditional views about theory in nursing. It advocates equipping practitioners as well as other nurses with the tools to make theory more relevant to their own practice and inspire confidence to be active participants in building knowledge for nursing. The text will help students to become aware of their own philosophical and theoretical ideas and knowledge embedded in their practice and to learn strategies for developing theory-based knowledge—strategies that are practice-relevant and practice-based. New to the Second Edition: Presents important updates to the first edition. New chapter: The DNP Project: Translating Research into Knowledge for Practice. New chapter: Generating New Knowledge in the Practice Setting. Reorganizes material to better highlight the roles of theory and the major philosophical perspectives in knowledge development. Includes summary points at the end of each chapter. Key Features: Balances theoretical and philosophical ideas with the practical. Includes concrete strategies for knowledge development. Explicates the shared and distinct roles of DNP and PhD nurses in knowledge development. Introduces "Intermodernism" to support practice-based theory and knowledge development. Introduces "Interludes" whereby readers can examine specific strategies of knowledge development.

Quality Caring in Nursing

Applying Theory to Clinical Practice, Education, and Leadership
Author: Dr. Joanne R. Duffy, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826121295
Category: Medical
Page: 264
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Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award for 2009! "[This] book offers a coherent, theoretical, and research-guided framework for quality nursing caring in practice, education, and leadership; a foundational, timeless, yet transformative framework of substanceÖ." Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Denver Dedicated time spent with patients and families in clinical settings is often limited, rushed, and impersonal. How can nurses develop more positive, caring relationships with their patients, and help to improve the quality of patient care at large? This book addresses this critical question by presenting Joanne R. Duffy's Quality-Caring Model©-the result of 35 years of clinical experience and educational acumen. This values-based model will bring caring back into the foreground of nursing practice by providing revised curricula for educational programs, and outlining the core caring principles for nurse administrators. Key Features: Establishes "Relationship-Centered Caring," with discussions on how to care for the self, patients and families, each other, and communities Offers multiple case examples, and includes reflective questions and applications for use in educational programs, workshops, conferences, and clinical practice Demonstrates how the Quality-Caring Model© can be implemented in clinical practice, nursing education, research, and nursing leadership settings Includes appendices that discuss how caring can improve patient safety, outline course objectives, and explain how to assess and measure caring in your facility Written in clear, accessible language, this book will be an invaluable resource to nursing students, nursing scholars, clinical nurses, nurse educators, nurse researchers, and nurse leaders. Duffy's approach will help create a redesigned patient care delivery system focused on the primacy of caring relationships.

Accident & Emergency,Theory into Practice,3

Accident & Emergency
Author: Brian Dolan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070204315X
Category: Medical
Page: 605
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This edition shows nurses why they are doing what they do, rather than just how, for a range of A&E conditions. It has sections that cover potential problem areas, such as paediatrics and treating the mentally ill A&E patient. A basic A&P section is included so even the most experienced nurse can refresh their knowledge.

Leadership, Management and Team Working in Nursing


Author: Peter Ellis,Shirley Bach
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473926904
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is: · Affordable · Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · Focused on applying theory to practice · Full of active learning features ‘The set of books is an excellent resource for students. The series is small, easily portable and valuable. I use the whole set on a regular basis.’ Fiona Davies, Senior Nurse Lecturer, University of Derby Whatever stage you are at in your nursing career leadership, management and team working skills will be central to your role as a modern nurse. The book has been carefully crafted to equip you with these skills helping you to understand why leadership and management is so important, how it fits in with your daily practice and what the key theory and knowledge is. It will be a valuable resource for all three years of the nursing degree and a tool to help you grow into a nurse leader of the future. Key features: · Written with the needs of student nurses firmly in mind with activities and case studies that bring theory to life · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for pre-registration nursing education · Provides practical guidance on the immediate challenges that the new nurse will face About the Authors Peter Ellis is Nursing Director at Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, Kent. Shirley Bach is Head of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton.

Middle Range Theory for Nursing

Third Edition
Author: Mary Jane Smith,Patricia R. Liehr
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826195512
Category: Medical
Page: 458
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Middle range theory has become a vital staple of nursing education and application to research. These theories, which lie between the working hypotheses derived from day-to-day research and the larger, systemic efforts to develop unified theories, cover the scientific underpinnings that guide nursing practice and research. This third edition of a two-time AJN Book of the Year Award contains three new theories that include cultural self- reliance, caring, and unitary appreciative inquiry. It revises and updates all other content, and provides ladders of abstraction for each theory to guide stud

Assisted Living Nursing

A Manual for Management and Practice
Author: Dr. Ethel Mitty, EdD, RN,Dr. Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN,Sandra Flores, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826157393
Category: Medical
Page: 416
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! "Caring for the older adult population is a challenge and the goal of nursing practice is to help preserve or restore an older adult's function and maximize their well-being and quality of life. This book is a wonderful resource for assisted living clinicians and nurses who wish to serve this population. It is well written, easy to read, and well organized so it can be used as a textbook for nursing students in geriatric nursing." Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's "This book, written by and for nurses across the spectrum of nurse providers (advanced practice nurses, delegating nurses, and the direct care workforce), covers all aspects of management as well as the many common clinical problems and syndromes we encounter among older adults. Further, this book proposes wonderful assessment and intervention material that will help the entire health care team keep residents within their AL communities through early recognition and management of acute illnesses. Kudos to our nursing colleagues for editing this publication and may it serve as the useful guide for AL residents across the country." --John B. Murphy, MD President, American Geriatrics Society Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University This book provides a comprehensive overview of both management activities and clinical competencies for assisted living nurses. The authors provide practical guidelines and decision-making models to help nurses address both the large- and small-scale challenges of their daily practice. With Assisted Living Nursing, readers can gain the essential problem-solving and task management skills critical to their daily work. The contributors cover a wide range of topics, including: Management Ethics in nursing practice Regulatory oversight and reimbursement Organizational culture Leadership theories and styles Conflict resolution Finance and budget management Risk assessment Clinical Practice Admission-transfer-discharge assessment Infection Control Cultural aspects of care Geriatric clinical syndromes and disorders Palliative and hospice care principles Rehabilitation/restorative nursing Theories of aging Ultimately, this book serves as the definitive, one-stop resource, addressing virtually every topic of interest to assisted living nurses.

Pioneering Theories in Nursing


Author: Austyn Snowden,Allan Donnell,Tim Duffy
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1856424812
Category: Medical
Page: 505
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Pioneering Theories in Nursing traces the origins of nursing theories through their founders. Unlike other nursing theory texts, this book provides the personal story on some of the greatest nursing leaders, clinicians and theorists to date so the reader can understand the context within which the nursing pioneer developed their theory. It will attempt to explain the theories and practice of nursing and provide food for thought for students and practitioners, encouraging reflective thinking. Each section begins with an overview of the chapters and identifies common themes. Designed to be highly user-friendly, each chapter follows a standard structure with a short biography, a summary on their special interests and an outline of their writings before each theory is examined in detail. The chapter then looks at instances of how this theory has been put into practice and what influence this process has had on the wider nursing community. Further links to other theorists are provided as well as key dates in the life of the theorists and a brief profile.

Transcultural Nursing Theory and Models

Application in Nursing Education, Practice, and Administration
Author: Priscilla Limbo Sagar, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, CTN-A
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107494
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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"Transcultural Nursing Theory and Models: Application in Nursing Education, Practice, and Administration is a must read for the nurse currently practicing. National and global changes in demographics, a changing global economy, have further dramatized the need for culturally competent nurses. I found this book to be what I had hoped for and more related to my understanding of the concept of transcultural nursing (TCN)....I would highly recommend this book to any nurse who is looking to deepen her understanding of the many diverse cultures she encounters at the bedside, or out in the community using components of the theory, models and assessment guide presented in this book."--Advance for Nurses "This book makes a worthwhile contribution to the field of transcultural nursing by complementing texts that introduce theory and models or delve into them individually and more deeply. Sagar contributes her expertise as a Transcultural Nursing Scholar by focusing on how to use the models and guide. She explains and shows the readerhow transcultural nursing theory can be disseminated and implemented."--Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare This volume is the first to examine and promote the application of current, major transcultural nursing (TCN) theory and models and assessment tools in nursing education, practice, and administration. As a comprehensive text for master's and bachelor's level nursing students, it features case studies, care plans, initial role playing exercises, and implications of TCN concepts when planning, implementing and evaluating client care. TCN Theory, Models, and Assessment Guide Discussed: Leininger's Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality Purnell's Model for Cultural Competence Campinha-Bacote's Biblically Based Model of Cultural Competence Giger and Davidhizar's Transcultural Assessment Model Spector's Health Traditions Model Andrews and Boyle's Transcultural Nursing Assessment Guide for Individuals and Families Key Features: Reviews one theory and four major TCN models plus one TCN assessment guide Provides assessment tools, case studies, and role playing exercises Discusses implications of TCN concepts for planning, implementing and evaluating client care Reviews TCN in an international context Offers NCLEX-type test questions and answers in each section Fulfills AACN content guidelines for cultural competency

Transitions Theory

Middle Range and Situation Specific Theories in Nursing Research and Practice
Author: Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS (hon), FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826105356
Category: Medical
Page: 664
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"It is very exciting to see all of these studies compiled in one book. It can be read sequentially or just for certain transitions. It also can be used as a template for compilation of other concepts central to nursing and can serve as a resource for further studies in transitions. It is an excellent addition to the nursing literature." Score: 95, 4 Stars. --Doody's "Understanding and recognizing transitions are at the heart of health care reform and this current edition, with its numerous clinical examples and descriptions of nursing interventions, provides important lessons that can and should be incorporated into health policy. It is a brilliant book and an important contribution to nursing theory." Kathleen Dracup, RN, DNSc Dean and Professor, School of Nursing University of California San Francisco Afaf Meleis, the dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, presents for the first time in a single volume her original "transitions theory" that integrates middle-range theory to assist nurses in facilitating positive transitions for patients, families, and communities. Nurses are consistently relied on to coach and support patients going through major life transitions, such as illness, recovery, pregnancy, old age, and many more. A collection of over 50 articles published from 1975 through 2007 and five newly commissioned articles, Transitions Theory covers developmental, situational, health and illness, organizational, and therapeutic transitions. Each section includes an introduction written by Dr. Meleis in which she offers her historical and practical perspective on transitions. Many of the articles consider the transitional experiences of ethnically diverse patients, women, the elderly, and other minority populations. Key Topics Discussed: Situational transitions, including discharge and relocation transitions (hospital to home, stroke recovery) and immigration transitions (psychological adaptation and impact of migration on family health) Educational transitions, including professional transitions (from RN to BSN and student to professional) Health and illness transitions, including self-care post heart failure, living with chronic illness, living with early dementia, and accepting palliative care Organization transitions, including role transitions from acute care to collaborative practice, and hospital to community practice Nursing therapeutics models of transition, including role supplementation models and debriefing models

Crossing the Quality Chasm:

A New Health System for the 21st Century
Author: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309072808
Category: Medical
Page: 360
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Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.

Nursing Management in the New Paradigm


Author: Catherine E. Loveridge,Susan H. Cummings
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780834206205
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 507
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This textbook, intended for upper level undergraduate and graduate students in nursing administration, addresses the changing role of professional nurses in the delivery of health services in the United States. The student will be able to examine current health care systems and prepare for changes under health care reform. Each chapter includes theoretical principles, research findings to support practice, practical implementation strategies and examples, and idea generating study questions.

Community as Partner

Theory and Practice in Nursing
Author: Elizabeth T. Anderson,Judith M. McFarlane
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1605478555
Category: Medical
Page: 402
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"This user-friendly text is presented as a handbook for students and practicing nurses who work with communities to promote health. Community as Partner focuses on the essentials of practice with the community. Students will find this text helpful for the many examples of working with the community as partner. For over 20 years and five editions, this textbook has served undergraduate, RN to BS, and RN to MS students and graduate students alike as a framework for professional nursing practice in the community. Our intention is to keep the text basic and accessible to all who practice in the community. Using this text with distance education and virtual learning with Internet resources will enrich practice in any community. This sixth edition continues the philosophy of the authors by strengthening the theoretical base with new chapters on globalization and rural health. All other chapters have been revised and updated from the fifth edition. We continue with a series of chapters that takes the reader through the entire nursing process by using a real-life community as our example. The urban example is enhanced and expanded throughout the remainder of the book by selected aggregates which serve as exemplars of working with the community as partner as well. " --Provided by publisher.

Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing

Theory and Application
Author: Bessie L. Marquis,Carol Jorgensen Huston
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781772464
Category: Medical
Page: 654
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Now in its Sixth Edition, this foremost leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. More than 225 case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. Case studies cover a variety of settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and community health. The book addresses timely issues such as leadership development, staffing, delegation, ethics and law, organizational, political, and personal power, management and technology, and more. Web links and learning exercises appear in each chapter. An Instructor's CD-ROM includes a testbank and PowerPoint slides.

Ethics for Nurses

Theory and Practice
Author: Pam Cranmer,Jean Nhemachena
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335241670
Category: Medical
Page: 393
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This book on ethics for nurses will guide students and nurses through the process of recognizing ethical dilemmas in nursing practice, and better prepare them to nurse in an ethical way.

Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing Australian Edition


Author: Audry Berman,Shirlee J. Snyder,Barbara Kozier,Glenora Lea Erb,Tracy Levett-Jones,Trudy Dwyer,Majella Hales,Nichole Harvey,Lorna Moxham,Tanya Park,Barbara Parker,Kerry Reid-Searl,David Stanley
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 1486011454
Category: Medical
Page: 1745
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Kozier and Erb’s Fundamentals of Nursing prepares students for practice in a range of diverse clinical settings and help them understand what it means to be a competent professional nurse in the twenty-first century. This third Australian edition has once again undergone a rigorous review and writing process. Contemporary changes in the regulation of nursing are reflected in the chapters and the third edition continues to focus on the three core philosophies: Person-centred care, critical thinking and clinical reasoning and cultural safety. Students will develop the knowledge, critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to deliver care for their patients in ways that signify respect, acceptance, empathy, connectedness, cultural sensitivity and genuine concern.

Leading and Managing in Nursing


Author: Patricia S. Yoder-Wise
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323294227
Category: Medical
Page: 632
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Leading and Managing in Nursing, 6th Edition offers an innovative approach to leading and managing by merging theory, research, and practical application to better prepare you for the NCLEX® exam and the transition to the practice environment. This cutting-edge text is organized around the issues that are central to the success of professional nurses in today's constantly changing healthcare environment, including consumer relationships, cultural diversity, resource management, delegation, and communication. UNIQUE! Each chapter opens with The Challenge, where practicing nurse leaders/managers offer their real-world views of a concern related in the chapter, encouraging you to think about how you would handle the situation. UNIQUE! The Solution closes each chapter with an effective method to handle the real-life situation presented in The Challenge, and demonstrates the ins and outs of problem solving in practice. The Evidence boxes in each chapter summarize relevant concepts and research from nursing/business/medicine literature. Theory boxes highlight and summarize pertinent theoretical concepts related to chapter content. Research and Literature Perspective boxes summarize timely articles of interest and point out their relevance and applicability to practice. Separate chapters on key topic areas such as cultural diversity, consumer relationships, delegation, managing information and technology, legal and ethical issues, and many more. End-of-chapter Tips offer guidelines for applying information presented in the chapter. Numbered exercises challenge you to think critically about concepts in the text and apply them to real-life situations. Eye-catching full-color design helps engage and guide you through each chapter. Glossary alphabetically lists and defines all the boldfaced key terms from the chapters. Chapter Checklists provide a quick summary of key points and serve as a handy study tool. NEW! QSEN competencies incorporated throughout the text emphasize the importance of providing safe, high-quality nursing care. NEW! What New Graduates Say section at the end of each chapter provides you with a real-world perspective on the transition to clinical practice. NEW! Expanded content on legal and ethical issues, care delivery strategies, staffing, quality, and consumer relationships. NEW! Updated photos throughout the book maintain a contemporary and visually appealing look and feel.

Nursing Theories in Practice


Author: Marilyn E. Parker
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780887374975
Category: Medical
Page: 301
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This dynamic collection features Margaret Newman, Dorothy Johnson, Dor othea Orem, Myra Levine, Betty Neuman, Imogene King, Martha Rogers, an d Jean Watson.