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Financial and Business Management for the Doctor of Nursing Practice by KT WaxmanFinally, a definitive financial management book geared to nursing professionals who need to know health care finance in non-CPA terms. Dr. Waxman has organized excellent authors who are knowledgeable about their topic and address the issues using real-life examples that make sense to nursing professionals I am thrilled to see that] Dr. Waxman has used her knowledge and skills in producing a book that has been on my to-do list for years.-Roxanne Spitzer, PhD, MBA, RN, FAANEditor in Chief, Nurse LeaderNow more than ever, nurse leaders must be proficient in understanding the financial aspects of health care. This unique text, designed specifically for the DNP course in health care economics and finance, is the only book to embed economic and financial concepts in the context of nursing practice and nursing care systems. It offers a practical approach to business, finance, economics, and health policy that is designed to foster sound business and leadership skills within our complex health care system-skills that will enable the DNP graduate to improve the quality of health care delivery while reducing costs and improving outcomes.Key Topics Covered: Economics of health care Insurance coverage Reimbursement Policy Budgeting Strategic planning Quality Data analysis Ethics Entrepreneurship Marketing Business plan development Project management Grant writing Teaching financial management Global healthKey Features: Offers multiple real-life examples Examines the economic and financial implications of evidence-based practice and quality improvement by focusing on ambulatory and acute care clinical research and quality initiatives Enables students to understand the cost of care as it relates to the quality of care and ethics Includes special section on finance for independent practitioners Incorporates critical thinking questions for students at different levels Addresses the required competencies designated in the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, as well as those set forth by the AON
Publication Date: 2013
Leadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse : The Future of a Changing Health-care Environment by Diane K. Whitehead; Patricia Dittman; Denise McNultyEnvision a better future... Be prepared to lead the way to better outcomes...for your patients, your team, your institution, and yourself. You'll not only learn about leadership, but also how to use your skills to manage staff, implement policy changes, and to develop systems that deliver cost effective, quality-controlled care. The coverage encompasses the competencies required by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in conjunction with major specialty nursing organizations. You'll begin with the theories, models, and frameworks that provide the window through which to view leadership in the context of the regulations and standards that guide the delivery of care. Then, you'll explore the importance of creating a culture that ensures safe, quality care, and learn how to plan and evaluate programs to affect change.
Publication Date: 2017
Reflective Organizations; on the Front Lines of Qsen and Reflective Practice Implementation by Gwen Sherwood; Sara Horton-DeutschToday s healthcare environment is ever-evolving. This constant progression requires educators and practitioners to be nimble, flexible, and responsive to change. While individuals can be nimble and flexible, organizational culture is often stubbornly resistant. Changing the culture requires more than introducing new activities or tasks. In this follow-up to their highly regarded book Reflective Practice: Transforming Education and Improving Outcomes Gwen Sherwood and Sara Horton-Deutsch focus on reflective learning as a catalyst for transforming traditional organizations and environments. The authors make a strong case that the way organizations incorporate change into their culture or processes ultimately affects sustainability. Reflective Organizations: On the Front Lines of QSEN & Reflective Practice Implementation promotes a systematic change that supports nurses and educators in learning from experiences in order to craft future change. If you want to know how to begin, what to expect, and how others have addressed the familiar challenges of the change process, this book will serve as your guide."
Nurse's Legal Handbook by Kathy G. FerrellHere is the current authoritative tool you need as you weigh potential ethical issues and make important decisions for you and your patients. Nurse's Legal Handbook works as your personal legal nurse consultant, with practical direction on how to navigate legal ethics, pitfalls, and preventative steps. This indispensable handbook demonstrates the issues with recent nursing malpractice cases, to help you be protected and informed regarding your legal rights, risks, and responsibilities as a nurse. Get informed on current laws, practice standards, and areas of legal liability ... · NEW Current laws and trends in litigation that affect nursing · NEW Current legal/ethical controversies, including: the definition of death; the nurse's response to a patient request to stop treatment · NEW Legal guidance on: o How to protect yourself from being sued for nursing negligence o The importance of professional liability insurance o The litigation process, and the four elements needed to prove nursing negligence or malpractice o Signs you are at risk for civil or criminal prosecution o What to do if you are named as a defendant o Testifying as a nurse expert o Nursing documentation as the best courtroom evidence o How testifying experts use medical records in malpractice litigation o The effects of Good Samaritan Laws on nursing o Making ethical decisions; ethical relationships with patients and coworkers o Your employee rights; the meanings of employee contracts; and whistleblowing · NEW How the states' Nurse Practice Acts and the current American Nurse Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice regulate quality of care · NEW How nursing standards and hospital policies affect court decisions · NEW Ethical issues raised by landmark cases: End of life, quality of life; laws such as the Patient Self-Determination Act; violence against nurses and the ANA's response · Crucial information for advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners, legal nurse consultants, risk managers, critical care nurses, medical/surgical nurses, nurse attorneys, emergency nurses, long-term care nurses, and nurse educators
Managerial Solutions to Hospitals' Challenges by Federica MorandiIn the attempt to provide a global vision of the challenges faced by hospitals, this book analyses the dense network of rules and expectations coming from institutions, patients and professionals in which healthcare organisations are embedded. The numerous changes that have occurred within a large part of the healthcare systems during the last 20 years, have determined important consequences, which have been promptly faced by managers. Uncertainty, rules, and innovations are just some of the main ingredients of the challenges to be tackled, whereas mimicry, legitimacy and diffusion of managerial fashions are some of the core strategies implemented to face them. Hospitals survival depends on the ability to intercept on time and to accomplish quickly the external expectations. The role of managers is to create a workplace in which changes are possible. Individual and organisational work value congruence can facilitate it by improving the quality of communication, the degree of trust in hospitals' missions, and physicians' and nurses' knowledge of the processes. Hospital challenges reach up to the single physician, often asking him/her to play new and conflicting roles. The "new" physician needs to balance his/her time to accomplish ambiguous expectations, to fulfill heterogeneous tasks, and to compete for scarce resources in order to embrace the changes. In this vein, physicians' negotiation skills assume a strategic role for the successful running of hospitals.