Nursing Leadership and Management in Canada


  • Judith Hibberd, BScN, MHSA, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus, Facutly of Nursing, University of Alberta
  • Donna Smith, RN, BScN, MEd, CPsych, CHE, Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta; Director, Service Integration Studies Unit, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

Nursing Leadership and Management in Canada, is a contributed text that introduces leadership and management principles for both nursing students and first-level managers. Comprehensive coverage of theory is combined with extensive coverage of skills, and basic principles are explained throughout with the use of practical examples and case studies. "Leadership Profiles" boxes feature photographs and brief biographies of key Canadian nursing leaders. Numerous case studies aid students and practitioners in applying the practical implications of management theory.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2005
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-920513-89-7

Table of Contents

Section I: The Context for Health Services in Canada

1. Political, Social, and Economic Forces Shaping the Health Care System

2. Health Economics and Health System Reform

3. A Population Health Approach to Planning (New Chapter!)

4. Implementing Primary Health Care through Community Health Centres

5. Continuity of Care, Service Integration, and Case Management

6. The Nursing Workforce in Canada (New Chapter!)

Section II: Structure and Organization

7. Health Agency Boards and Regional Governance

8. Structure in Health Agencies

9. Structure and Organization of Nurses' Work

10. Organization Design and Strategic Management: A Critical Analysis (New Chapter!)

Section III: Standards and Accountability

11. The Legal Framework for Health Agencies and Services

12. Standards and Quality in the Canadian Health System

13. Accountability in the Canadian Health System

Section IV: Professional Leadership

14. Leadership and Leaders

15. Ethical Dimensions of Leadership

16. Health Agencies and Self-Governing Professions: A Complex Relationship

17. Promoting Evidence-Based Practice

18. Nursing Information and Outcomes

19. Nursing Administration Research (New Chapter!)

20. Leadership Challenges and Directions (New Chapter!)

Section V: Leadership and Management Skills

21. Leadership for Teamwork and Collaboration

22. Leading and Managing Change

23. Intraorganizational Politics

24. Project Management

25. Developing Human Resources in Health Agencies

26. Human Resource Allocation: Staffing and Scheduling (New Chapter!)

27. Conflict Resolution and Negotiation

28. Working with Unions

29. Business Planning and Budget Preparation

30. Influential Writing

31. Policy Analysis: From Issues to Action (New Chapter!)