Nursing Management: Principles and Practice (2nd ed.)
Nursing is in the business of human caring across the life span and continuum of healthcare services. Leaders in nursing require access to resources and tools to support the ever-changing demands in healthcare management. The second edition of Nursing Management: Principles and Practice is an essential resource for nurse leaders functioning in diverse roles.
This edition of the widely used publication includes well-respected contributors from nursing practice, research, and academia, each presenting their unique views on the nuts and bolts of management. The updated chapters on leadership empowerment, management theory, organizational design, structure and processes, human resource management, and financial management are strengthened by the inclusion of practical steps for nurses serving in entry-level management positions. Information on conducting behavioral interviews, creating and presenting performance appraisals, and creating learning environments are essential tools for nurses seeking to lead effective teams and support the development and productivity of their team members.
New chapters in the second edition provide the nursing leadership community with excellent exemplars of the knowledge and skills needed to lead in a chaotic environment. The healthcare delivery system is undergoing tumultuous change driven by the demand for defect-free health services, competition for talent, rising costs, and increasing volume. The chapters on influencing others to create safe, quality, efficient, effective, patient-centered care in ambulatory care, acute care, home care, long-term care, and palliative care settings are informative and provide a blueprint for the delivery of services across the continuum of care. I applaud Dr. Gullatte and her colleagues in creating a fabulous resource for nurse managers, directors, and executives to apply excellent management practices in an era of tumultuous change.
Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Vice President, Nursing, and Chief Nursing Officer
Director, Nursing Research
Cedars-Sinai Health System
Los Angeles, California