Change Leadership in Nursing

How Change Occurs in a Complex Hospital System

Mairead Hickey, PhD, RN, FAHA
Phyllis Beck Kritek, PhD, MSN, FAAN

 

Pub. Date: 8/2011

400 pp., Softcover

ISBN-13: 9780826108371

$70.00

 

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Description

"Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

Brigham and Women's Hospital, a high-profile, complex, academic medical center in Boston, MA, is a founding member of the Partners HeathCare Sytem and is associated with Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This truly unique volume chronicles the systemic efforts of the nursing department to make an already outstanding system even better. It provides access to a compelling story of institute-wide nursing practice today and how the opportunity for major change was embraced and successfully accomplished. Told from the perspective of ninety administrative and staff nurses, it serves as a model for change in similar institutions everywhere.

Key Features

  • Provides "real world" system level description of hospital-wide change initiated and implemented by nurses committed to safe quality patient care
  • Serves as a roadmap for institution-wide change for aspiring nurse leaders, including values to support, tools to develop or use, resources to be managed, key personnel to employ, and more
  • Offers nurse executives an array of catalytic ideas they can adapt to their own settings
  • Acts as a model for administrators and students in Masters and Doctoral Programs who are interested in seeing how change occurs in complex systems through personal engagement at all levels