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.
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.
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.
An easy-to-read, interactive and concise text providing nurses with the tools necessary to advance their careers. This book helps nurses explore their personal characteristics and identify areas for improvement. The authors provide the characteristics of a leader and a follower, and how and when to use each of these roles to achieve success.
The Fourth Edition of Leadership in Healthcare responds to the ever-growing importance of leadership to a healthcare professional's role today and includes updated content to reflect the new guidelines set out in the 2018 Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards.
With all nurses expected to demonstrate leadership, management and team working skills it is vital that students engage with this aspect of their training as early as possible. As well as covering all of the core theory and knowledge, the authors also encourage the reader to explore their own values and experiences.
How do you juggle the many responsibilities of the mentoring role with your own workload? This friendly text explores the challenges and rewards of supervising and assessing students of nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions. From providing effective guidance to problem-solving, it supports those shaping our future practitioners.
A practical guide to clinical leadership, covering the principles, frameworks, tools and topics that support nurses and healthcare professionals to develop their clinical leadership potential, and deliver effective and compassionate patient care.
Series Information Providing complete support for the developing healthcare practitioner looking to move into areas of accountability and managerial responsibility. Enhancing the knowledge and skills of health care students and registered practitioners in public health approaches to preventative health care.
'[This text] provides what is missing from most leadership texts. It is a cognitive, behavioral, and affective foundation for leadership practice that has been sorely lacking in the leadership literature' - Anthony Andenoro, Gonzaga University, Spokane
Collaborative Creativity is a powerful methodology for groups that uses short bursts of creative challenges to help people go beyond rational/conscious thinking and uncover, with constructive consequences, the emotional/irrational sphere that influences behaviour.
This text aims to assist nurses grasping the complex context of current issues surrounding the process of needs assessment so that they could contribute to the debates and develop their practice appropriately.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
In almost all Western countries, concerted efforts are undertaken to stimulate the use of information and communication technology in healthcare. Yet the number of success stories are few. This textbook introduces readers to the challenges, the lessons learned and the new insights of health information management at the start of the 21st century.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book is the ideal resource for anyone working as a nurse mentor. Using case studies and examples based on the specific Nursing and Midwifery Standards (NMC 2008) the book supports qualified mentors towards meeting the evidence requirements of an annual mandatory update.