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A Nurse's Survival Guide to Leadership and Management on the Ward. Edition No. 3

  • ID: 4622135
  • Book
  • December 2018
  • 336 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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When you become a ward or unit manager, sister or charge nurse, your responsibilities change and you need a very different set of skills compared to your previous roles. You are now required to manage a team of staff with a set budget and are responsible for maintaining an environment in which people can work well.

This book will help you to:

- Identify your responsibilities and best approaches as a manager to provide patients with a high standard of care through your staff;

- Read through examples, suggestions and tips following a highly practical approach;

- Manage your staff, time and budget;

- Create a positive work environment;


- Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field;

- New sections on responsible use of social media, working with different generations in the workplace; how to make an impact, taking care of yourself etc.

- Leading teams in the context of enduring financial and staffing constraints

Part of the A Nurse's Survival Guide series.
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Chapter 1 - The role of the ward manager

Chapter 2 - Manage your time

Chapter 3 - Create a positive working environment

Chapter 4 - Manage staff performance

Chapter 5 - Make sure care is patient-centred

Chapter 6 - Manage your budget

Chapter 7 - Improve quality and safety

Chapter 8 - Instigate a rolling recruitment programme

Chapter 9 - Be politically aware

Chapter 10 - Look after yourself

Chapter 11 - Be a good role model

Chapter 12 - Manage your manager

Chapter 13 - Manage difficult situations

Chapter 14 - Manage difficult team members

Chapter 15 - Get the best advice

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Dolan, Brian Director, Health Service 360, Stratford upon Avon, UK; Visiting Professor of Nursing, Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research, Oxford; Honorary Professor of Leadership in Healthcare, School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford, Salford; Director of Service Improvement, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand..

Overend, Amy Neonatal Intensive Care Specialist Sister; Royal Bolton Hospital, Farnworth, Bolton, UK
Trustee & Non Executive Director, Bliss
NIHR Expert Reviewer
BAPM quality collaborative board member.
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