Clinical Leadership for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

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Clinical Leadership for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

SKU# 9780826172211

Author: Michael Huckabee PhD, PA-C

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Description 

This groundbreaking text focuses on the practical knowledge and skills that both physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) need to be effective health care leaders in a multidisciplinary environment. Written by a recognized expert in physician assistant leadership, this engaging text helps PA and NP professionals—increasingly called upon to lead in a variety of clinical and administrative environments—to navigate the unique challenges they encounter.

With an emphasis on concrete application of leadership principles, this text highlights interprofessional communication and the skills associated with becoming an effective leader in a variety of health care settings. Thought-provoking case studies provide real-world application of concepts throughout the text. Useful exercises throughout the chapters and appendices bring further clarity to the theoretical topics examined in the book.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on leadership for NPs and PAs in team-based health care—the only text to do so
  • Emphasizes interprofessional, multidisciplinary interactions, often at the level of direct patient care
  • Addresses important issues including power and influence, leadership traits and behaviors, followership, change strategies, burnout, ethical considerations, and more
  • Provides chapter-opening questions to guide the learner in discovering effective principles of leadership
  • Includes chapter summaries and leadership exercises to provide context to the concepts discussed, as well as useful online worksheets
  • Applies real-world scenarios to key leadership concepts through thought-provoking case studies

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 28, 2017
  • Page Count 320
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826172211

About The Author(s) 

Michael Huckabee, PhD, PA-C, is Professor and Director, Division of Physician Assistant Education, and Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, College of Allied Health Professions, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha. He has continued to provide patient care as a PA for over 30 years, primarily in rural Nebraska. At UNMC, Dr. Huckabee leads the development of a national physician assistant research agenda, expanding online education programs for PAs in the field and establishing a distant site campus for PA education in central Nebraska. Over the course of his career he has managed federally funded projects nearing $3 million that continue to support health care for underserved populations. Dr. Huckabee is widely published on several health care and education subjects and is well known in the leadership field, speaking at conferences on topics such as Servant Leadership, Clinical Leadership, and Leadership Education. Dr. Huckabee is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and has served as Abstracts and Brief Reports Editor for the Journal of Physician Assistant Education.

Table of Contents 

Foreword David Anthony (Tony) Forrester, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Preface

PART ONE: CLINICAL LEADERSHIP TRAITS AND BEHAVIORS

1. Why Clinical Leadership?

2. Power and Influence

3. Clinical Leadership Traits

4. Clinical Leadership Behaviors

5. Followership

6. Lessons From Bad Leaders and Followers

PART TWO: ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FOR PAs AND NPs

7. Financial Principles in Clinical Leadership

8. Change Strategies in Health Care

PART THREE: THE HUMAN ASPECTS OF CLINICAL LEADERSHIP

9. Ethics and the Culturally Informed Clinical Leader

10. Qualities of Spiritual Leadership in a Clinical Setting

11. Leader Strategies for Teaching Others

12. Leading Leaders in a Clinical Setting

13. Clinical Leader Resiliency and Burnout

PART FOUR: LOOKING AHEAD

14. Leading Into the Future

APPENDICES

A. Leader Interview Activity

B. Movie Report on Leadership

C. Historical Leader Characterization

D. Book Report on Leadership

E. Current Leader Characterization

F. Leading by Teaching Student Presentation

G. Self as Leader Characterization

H. Servant Leadership Questionnaire

I. Adaptive Leadership Questionnaire

Index