Friday, June 10, 2011

Nursing Leadership for Patient-Centered Care Authenticity Presence Intuition Expertise

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
1st edition - September 8, 2010
Paperback: 287 pages
ISBN-10: 9780826105585
ISBN-13: 978-0826105585 

This collection of narratives includes practical methods, models, and strategies that nurses can apply to enhance and expand their own practices. Readers will gain a wealth of insight on how to overcome narrow-mindedness and egocentrism, to improve their management, leadership, communication, and organizational skills, and ultimately to bring real reform to health care practices and patient care. 

Key features: *Presents stories of actual management issues and how nurse leaders/managers, nursing staff, and patients have handled them *Identifies harmful trends in the health care system that can be analyzed and remedied *Encourages nurse managers to shift the prevailing "system-centered" orientation to one that is "patient-centered" *Provides a phenomenologically based leadership/management model for resolving nursing issues institutionally and individually *Includes methods for addressing cultural and religious barriers among staff 

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