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Leadership and Management in Healthcare

Leadership and Management in Healthcare

Third Edition
  • Neil Gopee - Coventry University, UK
  • Jo Galloway - Executive Nurse, Quality and Patient Safety, NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove & Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group
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April 2017 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Third Edition of this best-selling text supports readers on their journey from emerging registered healthcare professional to competent care manager. Action points, case studies, and strong practice guidelines enable readers to understand how leadership and management theory applies to the care delivered in a wide range of care settings.

Leadership and Management in Healthcare is essential for nursing, health, and social care students taking modules on leadership, management, and transition to practice in their final year, as well as for newly qualified professionals or those seeking to refresh their skills.

Chapter 1: Leading and Managing in Contemporary Health and Social Care
Chapter 2: Managing Effectively -Theories, Roles, Styles and Features
Chapter 3: Leadership and the Duty Care Manager
Chapter 4: Decision-making and Problem-solving in Care Settings
Chapter 5: Ensuring High Quality Care
Chapter 6: Leading and Managing Change in Practice Settings
Chapter 7: Managing Care Resources
Chapter 8: Managing Human Relations and Staff Support Strategies
Chapter 9: Leading Person-centred Practice
Chapter 10: Multi-professional Teamworking
Chapter 11: Managing Health Professionals' Competence and Career-Long Learning


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The companion website features:

For Students:

·         Additional case studies

·         Journal Articles

·         Weblinks

·         Flashcards


For Lecturers:

·         Seminar questions

"Leadership and management is complex and dynamic. This book challenges individual reflection and encourages professional development as it systematically introduces the reader to all aspects of leadership and management specific to the health care environment. This book is full of information and relevant practical examples that you will fully appreciate after you have read it."

Dr. Julie Cullen
University of Southampton, UK

"This is an excellent and comprehensive text about leadership and management in contemporary healthcare. It is well structured with 'easy to read' chapter summaries and action points which enhance the opportunity for reflection and which will enable both pre and post registration learners to apply the theory to their own practice."

Liz Crighton
London South Bank University, UK

"This book contains a wealth of valuable materials, from management and leadership theories to the models of practice across different disciplines. It is highly readable and informative for learners as a textbook and a tool to support new and emerging manager in health and social practice."

Winnie Cheng
Tung Wah College, Hong-Kong

"This is a book that I tell my students is a ‘must read’; as it’s a very easy read and really helps them to apply the theory on leadership and management to their roles in health & social care through a series of very useful action points."

Sue West
University of Bradford, UK

Students directed to chapters within the book for asynchronous teaching. Clear and easy to read text, informative aid to learning.

Mrs Rachel Skipper
Dept of Health Sciences, York University
December 8, 2020

I have not currently started teaching this term. This book is currently being used at present for the reading list.

Mrs Sharon Amphlett
School of Health, Northampton University
July 27, 2020

A seminal text for those studying the roles of leadership and management within health

Mrs Sian Pitson
Swansea Business School, University of Wales, Trinity St. David (Swansea)
June 8, 2017

It is clearly written and presents theories and debate well.

Mr David Rawcliffe
Pre-Registration Nursing, Bucks New University
October 23, 2017

I am adding this to a module called developing the autonomous practitioner. This is a good companion to the Barr & Dowding Leadership publication promoting access to evidence and information relevant to year three nursing students.

Mrs Gill Pope
School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
January 23, 2018
Key features
  • More case studies and examples from a wide range of care settings and countries.
  • New key topics such as dimensions of leadership, NHS Change Model, transition to registered practitioner and revalidation requirements, emotional intelligence and resilience.
  • A companion website with access to further case studies, journal articles and web links.

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