Managing and Implementing Decisions in Health Care by Ann P. Young
To deliver care effectively, and to be able to influence health strategy, practice and policy, nurses must be able to access a tool-kit of management skills and knowledge. This book (one of the "Six Steps to Effective Management Series") focuses specifically on the skills involved in decision making and implementation at all levels of practice. In addition to explaining the content and context of decision making, it also explores some of the key challenges for practitioners such as user-participation, practitioner involvement in strategy, and the management of risk and crisis. Providing both a theoretical foundation and extensive practical guidance, it reflects the reality of day-to-day challenges for both individual practitioners and teams. Reflecting the diversity of today's health services, this practical and practice-focused series provides an accessible mix of theory and practice, and a unique emphasis on real life applications. All nurses working in any sector of healthcare, acute and primary, as well as the private and independent sectors will find these handy books an invaluable guide to developing their business management skills in order to deliver a quality, fit-for-purpose service.