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Leadership in Health Care

Leadership in Health Care

Third Edition
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November 2015 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This bestselling textbook helps students understand how important leadership skills are, at whatever level they are working at, as well as how to develop into a leader themselves. It supports students in getting to grips with essential theories and thinking critically about how these can be used to improve practice for quality patient care. The new edition covers the whole spectrum of topics relevant to leadership and management, including areas that people commonly struggle with such as conflict and delegation.

 Key features:

·        A website with videos of the authors explaining difficult concepts, exercises to help students apply theory to practice and weblinks to further resources

·        Case scenarios which demonstrate leadership in action across a variety of settings

.        Up-to-date, including the implications of the Francis report

The Nature of Leadership
What Makes a Leader?
Culture, Diversity and Values
Theories of Leadership
Team Life
Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Working
Communication and Leadership
Problem Solving
Managing Conflict
Emotional Intelligence
Theory of Organisational Life
Leadership for Change
Concluding Thoughts

‘This book equips the reader with the essential skills required to become an effective manager and an inspiring leader. It is written in a simple, interactive style using creative diagrams and tools.’

Eman Tawash, Lecturer in Nursing, RCSI Bahrain

Barr and Dowding build upon their successful previous editions to provide strategies for developing person-centred leadership in health. Ideal reading for novices through to experts.

Caia Francis, Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of England, Bristol

A very practical book, well signposted and wide ranging in content. Useful application of theory to real world practice. Easy to read.

Mr Alastair Gray
Dept of Nursing,Midwifery & Healthcare, Coventry University
May 9, 2017

I would like to have seen much more space given to the NHS Health Care Leadership Model. Although the information is relevant to other disciplines, this is very clearly nursing focused text. I would like to have seen a much more critical approach to concepts such as 'learning styles' (for which there is a weak evidence base).

Dr Derek Jones
The Centre For Medical Education, Edinburgh University
April 13, 2017

Contents very well explored and very interesting activities that allow to apply and further explore the theory.

Dr Florbela Soares Teixeira
Education, Coventry University College
October 14, 2016

I would recommend this book to undergraduate student nurses as it gives a useful overview of the current understanding of leadership theory

Mrs kathryn Higham
Nursing, University of West London
October 14, 2016

I like the fact the book is broken down into the individual, the team and the organisation. It provides useful strategies within all three areas and I particularly like the focus on EI and Myers-Briggs in terms of leadership styles, characters. It is up to date and NHS focused.

Mrs ceri Sudron
School of Health, Northampton University
September 21, 2016

Well written, good resource, for students in the allied health profession

Janet Micallef
Faculty of Health Manchester, Edge Hill University
July 1, 2016

Interesting content, suitable for both nursing students and qualified nursing. It allows the reader an introduction to leadership theory, styles and skills. More accessible than other books on this subject.

Mr Chris Tapping
Pre-Registration Nursing, Bucks New University
June 21, 2016

This is a excellent book for students embarking on a leadership module. Good resource about leadership.

Mr David lawson
Faculty Of Health, Edge Hill University
June 6, 2016

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

For instructors