UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION. Chapter 1: America's Health Care Environment. Chapter 2: Basic Health Care Economics. UNIT II: A NEW HEALTH CARE MODEL. Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Health Care. Chapter 4: Nursing and Health Care Informatics. Chapter 5: Population-Based Health Care Practice. Chapter 6: Personal and Interdisciplinary Communication. Chapter 7: Politics and Consumer Partnerships. UNIT III: PLANNING CARE. Chapter 8: Leadership and Management. Chapter 9: Strategic Planning and Organizing Patient Care. Chapter 10: Effective Team Building. Chapter 11: Budget Concepts for Patient Care. Chapter 12: Effective Staffing. Chapter 13: Delegation of Nursing Care. UNIT IV: MANAGING CARE. Chapter 14: First-Line Patient Care Management. Chapter 15: Patient Teaching. Chapter 16: Change and Conflict Resolution. Chapter 17: Power Chapter 18: Time Management. UNIT V: EVALUATION. Chapter 19: Managing Outcomes. Chapter 20: Decision Making. UNIT VI: OTHER PROFESSIONAL CONSIDERATIONS Chapter 21: Legal Aspects of Patient Care. Chapter 22: Ethical Dimensions of Patient Care Chapter 23: Cultural Diversity and Spirituality. Chapter 24: Collective Bargaining. UNIT VII PREPARATION FOR ENTRY-LEVEL NURSING PRACTICE. Chapter 25: Career Planning
About the Author
Dr. Karin Polifko's career has spanned both the academic and service fields of health care. Currently, Dr. Polifko is the Vice President, Operations and Academic Affairs, where she is responsible for development of the Remington College of Nursing, and other nursing programs within the Remington Colleges system. Along with teaching experience at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels, she has held positions as Consulting Dean, South College, Tennessee, as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Florida and as Chair and Graduate Director at Christopher Newport University, Virginia. Dr. Polifko has extensive administrative experience in a variety of health care settings, in the roles of Vice President of System Development and Research, Administrative Director and Director of Nursing. Past consulting projects include program development, organizational change assessment and evaluation, outcomes systems management, and leadership assessment. Her first textbook, Case Applications in Nursing Leadership and Management was published in 2004, and a second, Concepts of the Nursing Profession, was published in 2007. Dr. Polifko received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, her Doctorate in Public Administration and a certificate in Advanced Policy Analysis from Old Dominion University.