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This second edition has been expanded to encompass 80 new entries and revisions or updates to all original entries. It provides an extensive overview of current leadership issues including theories, characteristics, and skills required of nurse leaders in today's complex health care system. Highly respected contributors include Claire Fagan, Beverly Malone (NLN CEO), Polly Bednash (AACN CEO), Patricia Benner, and many others. For ease of use this new edition contains both alphabetic and thematic indexes, extensive cross-referencing, and print and web references for each entry.The new edition features:
Thematic list of entries in addition to alphabetic indexAn extensive overview on salient nursing leadership issues, themes, characteristics, and current and future developmentsA "legacies" section on nursing luminaries throughout history Over 80 new entries and updates and revisions of original entriesExtensive cross-referencing and print and web resources for each entry
Leadership and Management Behavior boxes in each chapter highlight the performance and conduct expected of nurse leaders, managers, and executives.
Leading and Managing Defined boxes in each chapter list key terminology related to leadership and management, and their definitions.
Case Studies at the end of each chapter present real-world leadership and management situations and illustrate how key chapter concepts can be applied to actual practice. Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each chapter present clinical situations followed by critical thinking questions that allow you to reflect on chapter content, critically analyze the information, and apply it to the situation.A new Patient Acuity chapter uses evidence-based tools to discuss how patient acuity measurement can be done in ways that are specific to nursing.
A reader-friendly format breaks key content into easy-to-scan bulleted lists.
Chapters are divided according to the AONE competencies for nurse leaders, managers, and executives.
Practical Tips boxes highlight useful strategies for applying leadership and management skills to practice.