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Nurse Managers: A Guide to Practice - 2n...d Edition
eBook
Added: 26/04/2012
The critical role that good management plays in the operational environment remains undiminished. Many managers function within extremely complex organisations, and healthcare is a cardinal example. N...urses in operational management roles are faced with competing demands and priorities that necessitate a broad range of skills and knowledge, and for the new manager in particular, meeting these demands can be a significant challenge. Of course, the underlying principles of management remain common across industries, but the context within which they are applied can require industry-specific knowledge in order to achieve the best of outcomes. The revised and updated edition of Nurse Managers- A Guide to Practice (2nd Edition) covers these principles within the healthcare context, and has particular relevance for any nurse new to a leadership position. The content takes a practical approach and provides an overview on a number of relevant topics that will give all managers a solid foundation upon which to base their management practice. Guidance is provided on the changes that may be expected to occur when moving from a clinically focused role to one of management, and the authors emphasize the importance of inspiring staff through motivation and leadership. A range of human resource issues such as fair rostering and performance management are explored, as are the current best practice principles for essential tasks such as designing position descriptions, staff recruitment and employee retention. Since no manager can function without some financial aptitude, there is an introduction to budgeting, and core principles for the management of information are outlined. Finally, the involvement of consumers in health service delivery is also explored- including dealing effectively with complaints- and additional information is provided on managing the concerns of relatives, amongst many, many other topics. The eBook Nurse Managers- A Guide to Practice (2nd Edition) is compatible with most eReader devices and software and is now available for members to download. Subscription also entitles members to access the full range of resources that compliment and build upon the material described within Nurse Managers- A Guide to Practice (2nd Edition), including a richly populated catalogue of Audio Lectures, Fast Facts and Video Learning Activities on the topics of management, human resources, ethics, workplace relationships and a wide range of other management issues. Both members and non-subscribers alike may also purchase a hard copy of this book of from the Ausmed Education Online Bookstore, along with hard copies of the complimentary publication Assertiveness and the Manager’s Job.
Ethical Decision-Making in Palliative Ca...re
eChapter
Added: 05/04/2012
Dying and death occur in a context of personal beliefs and values about suffering, the meaning of death and the individual’s place within family and society. Palliative care is an approach
that im...proves the quality of life of people, and their families, facing life-threatening illness. Significantly when considering
decision-making, the philosophy and
policy underpinning palliative care
elevates as its core principles, the idea
that individuals, their families and
caregivers are actively involved in the
guidance of care. However, clinical
experience, common sense and having
good intentions do not always guarantee that health professionals will respond appropriately. The process of dying can create tensions and ethical dilemmas which elicit emotions and fierce personal opinions. Matters such as physician-assisted suicide, terminal sedation and the use of advance directives can give rise to difficult situations requiring robust questioning and consideration for clinicians. Patient access to information, expanding clinical options and greater accommodation of the individuals’ person values in their care makes clinical decision-making increasingly complex. Discussions about care are not value neutral. There are likely to be effects, both beneficial and potentially harmful, when decisions are made. Dying people, their families and clinicians can play different roles in this process. Thus, caring for dying people requires a sensitive appreciation of the ethical, legal and moral perspectives of the person, their family and the clinical team. This requires an understanding of the context of suffering within which palliative care is often provided. This chapter discusses the issues and practicalities involved in ethical decision-making in palliative care. It introduces an approach to ethical decision-making using clinical pragmatism as a framework for end-of-life care.
Managing Ethically
eChapter
Added: 01/11/2011
There are many areas in contemporary nursing that involve far-reaching ethical issues—such as informed consent, substitute decision-making, effective use of health-care resources, moral distress of ...staff, and conflict between staff and patient’s family members. This chapter examines some common ethical issues that nursing managers face, the notion of a moral community and ways to combat moral distress among staff. Topics: Introduction The nature of ethical issues Ethical, practical, legal and administrative problems Moral uncertainty Moral distress Moral residue Moral integrity Critical thinking Coherence Commitment to act in a principled way Building moral communities Resource allocation Micro-allocation decisions Meso-allocation decisions Macro-allocation decisions Resources for nurse managers in ethical decision-making Principles for decision-making Professional associations Codes of ethics Past issues and cases Bioethicists and health-care ethics centres Religious and chaplaincy services Educational institutions and departments Core organisational values and policies The law Conclusion References
Ethical Decision Making in Nursing Manag...ement
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Added: 09/08/2009
In an attempt to explore the issue of ethical decision making in nursing management, this chapter will focus on addressing various questions. ...
Ethical Decision-Making
eChapter
Added: 27/07/2009
Decision-making at the end of life necessarily occurs within an ethical framework. Dying and death occur in a context of personal values and beliefs about suffering, the meaning of death and the pla...ce of an individual within family and society. Questions can arise regarding such matters as the use of morphine, physician-assisted suicide and terminal sedation. Caring for these people requires a sensitive appreciation of the ethical, legal and moral perspectives of the patient, the family and the clinical team. This requires an understanding of the context of suffering within which palliative care is often provided.
Ethical Challenges for Cancer Nurses
eChapter
Added: 20/07/2009
Introduces and explains the Code of ethics developed in 1993 Lists and explains the ethical problems and dilemmas which can occur Descriptions of the barriers to interdisciplinary ethical deci...sion-making are provided Guidance on a systematic and conceptual ethical approach is given Case studies and step-by-step spiral model for decision making is provided to aid further detailed explanations This chapter examines the continuous ethical challenges for nurses providing care during situations involving patients with cancer. It gives nurses guidance to take more responsibility with dealing with those ethical challenges and points out the considerable opportunity for cancer nurses to facilitate and evaluate ethical decision-making processes, and adds that by doing so nurses will contribute to the development of a dynamic and progressive professional ethic in cancer nursing.
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