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Team Leadership and Partnering in Nursing and Health Care

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Team Leadership and Partnering in Nursing and Health Care

SKU# 9780826199881

Author: Cynthia Armstrong Persily PhD, RN, FAAN

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I enjoyed this book. It provides excellent information on the current use of healthcare teams and partnerships. It is a worthwhile resource for anyone interested in developing and working with healthcare teams." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews

Teamwork is an undisputed asset for reducing nursing and medical errors, improving quality of patient care, resolving workload issues, and avoiding burnout. This text helps to foster the leadership expertise and partnerships that will facilitate the delivery of the highest-quality care. It based on the time-tested wisdom that leadership knowledge, skills and, competencies gained by training a group of nurses in the same organization rather than a single nurse are much more likely to result in genuine organizational transformation. It is the only text available to focus in depth on building and maintaining effective partnerships, motivating and developing others in the team, organizational analysis, strategizing, communicating, planning and managing change, measuring team and partnership effectiveness through metrics, and leveraging results within and outside of the organization.

Case studies across a variety of organizations and environments and drawn from years of nursing team and leadership training, illuminate key points and provide readers with real life examples of the application of key concepts. These include such scenarios as developing a team to create, implement and evaluate a nurse residency program in a large tertiary hospital; creating a cross-agency public health team to plan and deploy rural H1N1 responses; founding a multi-campus team for the creation and implementation of a new BSN curriculum; and leadership in a partnership to support the legislative creation of a nursing workforce center. Learning objectives, tables, charts, models, and questions for thought in each chapter reinforce information in the text. Plentiful references provide opportunities for further study. Authored by a noted expert in education, team building, and policy making in nursing and health care, the book will be of value to emerging and seasoned leaders and graduate educators and students, including CNL, DNP, and NPs.

Key Features:

  • Examines, in depth, team leadership and professional, clinical, and educational partnering in and for nursing
  • Features real-life case studies in diverse practice and academic centers
  • Offers a practical approach to applying team leadership and partnership concepts when facilitating health care change
  • Reviews team models and skills, how to take action, issues and challenges along the way, measuring results, and applying leverage to sustain gains
  • Presents information in a concise, step-by-step format replete with learning objectives, tables, charts, and questions for thought

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 28, 2013
  • Page Count 272
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826199881
  • EISBN 9780826199898

Table of Contents 

Section 1: Nursing and Healthcare Team Models and Skills

Chapter 1: The intersection of teams, partnerships and leadership in nursing

Chapter 2: Elements of effective nursing and healthcare teams and partnerships

Chapter 3: Getting started--Using nursing skills to build a strong team

Chapter 4: Team strategies for success in nursing and healthcare environments

Section 2 : Nursing and Healthcare Teams in Action

Chapter 5: Working as a team in your nursing and healthcare organization

Chapter 6: Planning for nursing and healthcare team and partnership success

Chapter 7: Measuring team and partnership success in nursing and healthcare environments

Section 3: Nursing and Healthcare Team Issues and Challenges

Chapter 8: Maintaining nursing and healthcare teams and partnerships

Chapter 9: Action planning for nursing and healthcare teams

Chapter 10: Making your team and partnerships thrive

Section 4: Leveraging Nursing and Healthcare Team Results

Chapter 11: Leveraging productive nursing and healthcare teams inside and outside of the organization

Chapter 12: Nursing and healthcare coalition building for sustained team results

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