The worldwide shortage of nurses means that nursing qualifications and experience are becoming more valued in every aspect of the modern nursing profession – including the rapidly emerging role of the nurse manager. It is likely that nearly all registered nurses will, at some stage in their careers, be required to ‘manage’ – even if this involves a relatively limited leadership role with only small number of colleagues. This book addresses the core issues associated with management, and is an essential primary text for all nurses as they develop their managerial skills. Nurse Managers: A Guide to Practice covers such issues as promotion, leadership and motivation, moral management, dealing with unhelpful staff, occupational health and safety, budgets, information technology, and many other vital issues in modern nurse management. In all these areas, the reader is offered a range of solutions and coping strategies for the issues that confront nurse managers every day.
Table of Contents
The nurse manager. Promotion and professional relationships. Managing ethically. Leading, motivating, and enthusing. Working with other disciplines. Making meetings work. Counseling your staff. Dealing with unhelpful nurses. Managing performance. Managing risk. Occupational health and safety. Maximizing the quality factor. Writing policies and procedures. Working with job descriptions. Selecting, recruiting, and retaining staff. Roistering. Budgeting. Managing information. The nurse manager as educator. Coping with hostility. Managing relatives’ concerns. Evidence-based management.