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Nursing Leadership and Management, 2nd Edition

  • Patricia Kelly
  • Heather Crawford
  • ISBN-10: 0176504605
  • ISBN-13: 9780176504601
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2008, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT, Second Edition provides a dynamic and insightful presentation of the leadership and management issues most important to Canadian nurses, in a manner that makes the topics relevant and accessible to today’s nursing students and beginning nurses. It is written by contributors who are nursing teachers as well as clinical specialists from across Canada, providing a complete view of nursing leadership and management in Canada in the 21st century. The Canadian author, Heather Crawford integrates the chapters into a cohesive, accessible and readable framework for students.

About the Author

Heather Crawford

Heather Crawford RN, B.Sc.N, M.Ed., CHE is currently the Executive Director, Professional and Nursing Practice at Peace Country Health region, with responsibilities that include being the Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Professional Practice Officer, in addition to leading the Staff Development Department. Heather is currently on leave (until May 2008) from McMaster University in Hamilton, where she is pursuing her PhD in Nursing. Prior to her recent return to Alberta, Heather was the Associate Dean for health programs at the Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. She also taught in the Practical Nursing and Nursing Programs Mohawk, Niagara, and George Brown Colleges, and the University of Alberta and Ryerson University. In addition to teaching, Heather has been an independent Consultant for the health care industry. She has held various Nursing leadership positions throughout her career, which include: Vice President, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Brantford, Ontario, Director, Practice and Policy College of Nurses of Ontario, VP & CNO Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, and Patient Care Director-Medicine, Critical Care and Cardiac Sciences at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton.

Table of Contents

Unit One: Introduction
Chapter 1: Canada's Health Care Environment
Chapter 2: Basic Clinical Health Care Economics

Unit Two: A New Healthcare Model
Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Pratice
Chapter 4: Nursing and Health Care Informatics
Chapter 5: Population-Based Health Care Practices
Chapter 6: Personal and Interprofessional Communication
Chapter 7: Politics and Consumer Partnerships

Unit Three: Planning Care
Chapter 8: Nursing Leadership and Management
Chapter 9: Effective Team Building
Chapter 10: Budget Concepts for Client Care
Chapter 11: Effective Staffing
Chapter 12: Delegationof Nursing Care

Unit Four: Managing Care
Chapter 13: Strategic Planning and Oganizing Client Care
Chapter 14: Change and Conflict Resolution
Chapter 15: Power

Unit Five: Evaluation
Chapter 16: Managing Performance and Outcomes Using an Organizational Quality Improvement Model
Chapter 17: Decision Making

Unit Six: Other Professional Consideration
Chapter 18: Legal Aspects of Client Care
Chapter 19: Spirituality and the Profession of Nursing
Chapter 20: Ethics and the Profession of Nursin
Chapter 21: Collective Bargaining
Chapter 22: Career Planning and Development: Creating Your Path to the Future

New to this edition

  • Chapter 19 Spirituality and the Profession of Nursing written by contributor Janet Stark, Spiritual Care Director, Brockville General Hospital
  • Re-organization of the TOC to integrate material from previous Chapters 9 and 14 into Chapter 13 Strategic Planning and Organizing Client Care
  • Over 20 new Literature Applications throughout the text
  • New Real World Interviews and Critical Thinking boxes throughout the text
  • Thorough update of references, examples, statistics and figures.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Nursing Leadership and Management, Instructor's Resource CD  (ISBN-10: 0176646167 | ISBN-13: 9780176646165)

Key instructor ancillaries are provided on the Instructor’s Resource CD, giving instructors the ultimate tool for customizing lectures and presentations. (Downloadable web versions are also available at