The third edition of this highly-regarded text has been revised and updated throughout. It introduces readers to the importance of the concepts of power and empowerment; provides a methodology to plan, implement and evaluate public health programmes; and investigates the implications of empowerment on public health practice.
Drawing on the most up-to-date policies and professional regulations, and with an emphasis on the provision of person-centred care, the authors - both of whom have backgrounds in clinical practice, education and management - show how essential leadership and management skills can be applied across a range of situations in everyday practice.
New edition of an established key leadership and management text, fully updated and with two new chapters on current hot topics - emotional intelligence and interprofessional teamworking. Praised for its accessibility and engaging style and ability to bridge the gap between theory, research and practice.
Aims to explore how nurses can serve as agents of change in the drive towards better working practice. This book reflects research on managing change in nursing practice and the developments in NHS legislation. It includes material on various stress release methods and explores the concept of change theory.
Now with a companion website featuring author videos, free journal articles and quizzes to help students understand and revise the theory, this third edition has also been updated throughout with new activities and practical examples.
This new approach to leadership focuses on how students can develop leadership skills right from the start of their nursing programme through to transitioning to their first role. Real stories from nursing leaders, practitioners and students are included to inspire students and show them how they can impact positively on practice, whatever level they are working at.
Helps facilitators to understand and develop a personal style to their work. Analytical in approach and highly structured, this title offers theoretical content on the fundamental thinking underlying facilitation (which includes exploration of its dimensions and modes, whole person learning).
This edition examines the economics of health care systems in a non-technical manner. It is written in a highly accessible manner for economists and non-economists alike. It is very timely and includes the latest evidence of health care reforms and their implications from a number of countries with different systems.
This book addresses the gap of areas of the central role the purchasing function plays in many health system reforms and provides an up-to-date analysis of the evidence on different approaches to purchasing and support for policy-makers and practitioners as they formulate purchasing strategies.
Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare explores the basis of practice development and its aims, implementation and impact on healthcare, to enable readers to be confident in their approaches to practice development.
This text for nurses involved in nurse education and learning, discusses new government initiatives which place greater emphasis on service providers and universities in nurse development. Topics covered include teaching styles, motivation, learning theories, and assessment and legal aspects.
A handbook for members of the health care team, showing use of examples and checklists, how the clinical governance imperatives can be addressed and achieved in order to deliver quality patient-focussed health care.
This Demystified title offers practical, easy-to-understand management information to nursing students, current nurses, and other medical facility administrators faced with the task of managing (and motivating) their staff.
Helps you understand how nursing theory and patterns of knowing complement each other to assist nurses in making choices in research and practice. This title examines various concepts of knowledge development, encouraging you to see the relationship between the different types of knowledge.
This text provides first-hand guidance for those involved in nurse education who are interested in the introduction of this strategy for teaching and learning. Topics covered include the nature of PBL, developing a problem-based curriculum, facilitor preparation and assessment for PBL.
Furnham and Xenikou provide an overview of the classic and contemporary theories debated within organizational culture, grounding debates within the context of group dynamics. This psychological focus ties in with OB modules, allowing students to develop their understanding of the psychological processes underpinning organizational life.
Supervision provides a positive space for compassion, inquiry, reflection, and above all development. The chapters in this book are written from a wide range of perspectives, all of which take a practical approach to supervision and show how transformative it can be when approached in the right way.
Concise and jargon-free, this introduction to supervision is designed to equip all those in the helping professions who are starting out with the theoretical, practical and ethical base needed for effective practice. It includes helpful suggestions for using creative methods and short exercises to support learning and development throughout.
Argues that if public services are to be reformed or improved, achieving the best possible quality of service is essential. This title presents a model for understanding quality and putting it into practice. It examines quality philosophies and approaches. It presents overviews of policy on quality in central and local government.
Effective Management in Long-term Care Organisations is a unique combination of up-to-date management theory and practice designed for students and new care managers in nursing homes, residential homes and the variety of care settings in the community.
Doctors and nurses increasingly face a number of dilemmas with regulating health quality issues. This book focuses on the legal and professional conflicts and issues that can arise from regulating health care quality. It spells out and discusses the issues, taking an academic approach.
Best Practice in Professional Supervision is an authoritative guide to being an excellent supervisor, covering the role, functions and dispositions involved. The authors consider basic skills, the practicalities of forming and maintaining the supervision relationship, and the organisational context and culture of supervision.
This book explores what is meant by transformative supervision and how it can be undertaken. It examines the key factors that contribute to the transformative function, such as the role of observation and questioning, the importance of working with emotions, and exploring intuition.
Explores all aspects of telehealth from every angle - medical, social, technical, political and economic. The authors also look at a range of models and solutions to make telehealth work in different health care environments.
Examines the ways in which our understanding of nursing is gendered, and how our notion of nursing is connected to our idea of what it is to be a woman. This work explores the implications this connection has for the status of nursing as a profession, and examines some of the fundamental questions that the nursing profession has tried to address.
Nurse managers often assume their positions without sufficient knowledge of the nuts and bolts of managing staff and supplies. This volume provides time-tested tools, templates, and guidance that new nurse managers, administrators, and educators can use immediately to effectively manage staff and supplies while promoting quality patient care.
This book takes a theoretical look at creative supervision, discussing the background, philosophy and creative technique, and demonstrates, through a series of chapters written by experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines, that creative approaches to supervision are applicable and beneficial across modalities.
Little attention is given to understanding a concept central to the NHS: its embodiment of kinship, and its expression in the compassionate relationship between clinician and patient. This argues for the delivery of care and treatment as expressions of compassion and challenges managers to improve services with that at the centre of their thinking.
Presents an analysis of the transition from a comprehensive and universal service to New Labour's 'mixed economy of health care', in which hospitals with foundation status, loosely supervised by an independent regulator, are run on largely market principles. This book also aims to demystify slogans such as 'diversity' and 'local ownership'.
Tells about developing skills to manage and improve health and social care services. This book focuses on the role that a manager can play in ensuring effective delivery of high-quality services. It employs examples from social care and health settings to illustrate techniques for managing people, resources, information, projects and change.
A collection of eight public administration cases that aims to help students practice the decision-making skills they need in their jobs as public managers. Each case includes background data such as budgeting priorities, political imperatives and zoning issues.
The relationship between nursing theory and practice has been an area of intense professional debate for many years. With new governmental directives relating to how nurses care for patients, the debate continues about how and why nurses care has never been more important. This book looks at the key issues in this field.