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Fast Facts for the Clinical Nurse Manager: Managing a Changing Workplace in a Nutshell 2ed

by Barbara Fry Springer Publishing Company
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Pbk 212 pages
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Clinical nurse managers face myriad challenges, including administrative, clinical, and interpersonal issues. This concise, practical resource offers wise guidance for nurses working in this complex, fast-paced role. Addressing common complaints and anxieties, it offers quick access to insights, proven strategies, and tools for effectively coping with such situations as institutional change, a multigenerational and multicultural workforce, resistance to change, and toxic behaviors.   


Fully updated and revised, the second edition provides sound advice addressing the changing dynamics in health care that have amplified the challenges of clinical nurse management. It offers strategies for boosting staff morale during times of fear and anxiety, explains how to reclaim professional practice and focus on quality of care, advocates for nurses at senior levels, and discusses how to maintain one’s identity in an interdisciplinary setting. Designed to assist clinical nurse managers at all levels in developing new and effective ways of leading in a rapidly changing health care environment, this resource helps foster a better quality of work life and professional practice. It features concise chapters and bulleted information for quick access and at-a-glance “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” boxes. Also included are helpful tools and worksheets for managing a variety of challenges, along with the “Top 10 Fast Facts for Thriving in a Changing Workplace.”   


New to the Second Edition:      


• Completely updated and revised    

• New chapter, “Who Stole the Art of Nursing?”    

• New content on fostering and nurturing therapeutic relationships    

• More information on rewards and recognition to keep staff motivated          


Key Features:      

• Presents timely content ready to be applied in a professional setting    

• Presents information in an easy-to-access format with concise chapters, bulleted lists, and Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes    

• Advocates a back-to-basics approach to clinical care    

• Packed with current, useful, and accessible information that fits in a pocket.


Written by a noted author, keynote speaker, and facilitator highly experienced in helping nurses in leadership roles




Part I: The Bottom Line: Managing What Now Lies Beneath

1. The Buck Stops Here: Managing Professional Practice

2. Power, Politics, and Possibilities: Managing the Art of the Possible

3. Competencies for a Changing Workplace: Managing New Rules, New Roles

Part II: The Here and Now: Managing New Realities

4. Anticipating Change: Managing Staff Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Fear

5. Got Gap? Managing the Intergenerational Workplace

6. “It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times . . . ” Managing and Facilitating Change and Transitions

7. It’s Over: Managing the End of Old Ways of Being

8. Now What? Managing Chaos and Confusion

9. From Isolation to Collaboration: Managing a New Way of Being

Part III: Staff Gone Wild? Managing Your Cast of Characters

10. Got Resistance? Expect It! Welcome It! Manage It!

11. Got Attitude? Managing the Good, the Okay, and the Downright Ugly!

12. Got Queens, Princesses, and Workplace Terrorists? Managing Their Reign of Terror

13. Got Bullying? Managing the Sound of Silence

Part IV: Predicting Your Workplace Future: Create It! Manage It! Love It!

14. Mission Impossible? Creating Work–Life Harmony

15. Creating Your Future: A Back-to-Basics Approach

16. Got Staff Meeting Nightmares? Managing Awesome Opportunities

17. From Workplace to Community: Managing Connectedness

Part V: A Call to Action—From Surviving to Thriving to Recovering the Art of Nursing: Tips and Tools for Managing a Changing Workplace

18. Recovering the Lost Art of Nursing

19. Top 10 Fast Facts for Thriving in a Changing Workplace (and 12 More for Managing It!)

Appendix: Conversation Guides and Activities—Tools to Inspire



Barbara Fry