From the Back Cover
""Recommended.""--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
Brigham and Women's Hospital, a high-profile, complex, academic medical center in Boston, MA, is a founding member of the Partners HeathCare Sytem and is associated with Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This truly unique volume chronicles the systemic efforts of the nursing department to make an already outstanding system even better. It provides access to a compelling story of institute-wide nursing practice today and how the opportunity for major change was embraced and successfully accomplished. Told from the perspective of ninety administrative and staff nurses, it serves as a model for change in similar institutions everywhere. Key Features
Provides ""real world"" system level description of hospital-wide change initiated and implemented by nurses committed to safe quality patient care Serves as a roadmap for institution-wide change for aspiring nurse leaders, including values to support, tools to develop or use, resources to be managed, key personnel to employ, and more Offers nurse executives an array of catalytic ideas they can adapt to their own settings Acts as a model for administrators and students in Masters and Doctoral Programs who are interested in seeing how change occurs in complex systems through personal engagement at all levels "
About the Author
Phyllis Beck Kritek, PhD, MSN, FAAN, is a Conflict Engagement Specialist who works with nursing education programs and major nursing organizations and hospital systems, including New York University, AONE, Kaiser Permanente, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her previous accomplishments mark her as a leader in nursing education, including: Founding Director, Doctoral Program, UT Nursing, Galveston, where she also obtained the title Distinguished Professor of Nursing and was Chair, Department of Mental Health/Management; Professor and Dean, Marquette University College of Nursing; Founding Director, Doctoral Program and Research Center Director, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Nursing, and more. From 1991-1995 she was a member, Board of Governors and Chair, Council for Nurse Executives, NLN. From 1996-2004 she was member, Board of Trustees, CGFNS, and Treasurer and President of the Board. She is a Kellogg Leadership Fellowship Alumnae, and has received numerous awards and honors. She has authored two books through Jossey-Bass and NLN Press with many articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in books.