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Leadership in Health Care

Leadership in Health Care

Third Edition
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October 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

Excellent introductory text which provides an inclusive, easy-to-understand overview of leadership theories and their relevance to practice in health & social care.

Miss Laura Guest
School Of Care Studies, West Herts College
March 23, 2016

Excellent supplementary reading for students studying management of change in H+SC sector.

Ms Clair Rees
Health, Social and Childcare, Neath Port Talbot College
March 21, 2016

Written by nurse lecturers, this text explores many pivotal themes related to developing clinical leadership in healthcare. Such new knowledge is potentially transformative and fundamental to sustainable change.

Miss Sue Chilton
Faculty of Sport, Health & Social Care, Gloucestershire University
January 18, 2016

very good book, enjoyable reading. this book can be adapted into any field of health care which makes this book very adaptable and interesting.

Mrs Tracy Jane Williams
School of Health Science, Swansea University
December 30, 2015

Clear and up to date information on leadership that is suitable for students to senior nurses

Mrs Susan Jean Holmes
Department of Work Based Learning, Canterbury Christ Church University
December 15, 2015

Clear and up to date information on leadership that is suitable from students to senior registered staff

Mrs Susan Jean Holmes
Department of Work Based Learning, Canterbury Christ Church University
November 23, 2015

A good all round text covering issues relevant to programme

Mrs Julie Leckenby
Early Years, Health & Social Care, New College Durham
November 17, 2015

excellent book to develop leadership abilities, theory and knowledge and well written, relates to national drivers in the NHS

Ms carol-anne westwell
Nursing & Midwifery, Bangor University
October 29, 2015

- Contemporary
- Relevant activities
- Good examples using student nurses
- Clear definitions
- Good chapter on the comparison between leadership and management
- Good links with NMC and accountability
- Good book to dip into for information rather than reading the whole book

Ms Anne Manning
Dept of Adult Nursing, City University
October 13, 2015

Excellent comprehensive text book for both Honours and postgraduate level

Miss Ann Marie Rice
Division of Nursing and Health Care, Glasgow University
October 13, 2015

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ISBN: 9781473904552