This groundbreaking text focuses on the practical knowledge and skills that both physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) need to be effective health care leaders in a multidisciplinary environment. Written by a recognized expert in physician assistant leadership, this engaging text helps PA and NP professionals--increasingly called upon to lead in a variety of clinical and administrative environments-- to navigate the unique challenges they encounter. With an emphasis on concrete application of leadership principles, this text highlights interprofessional communication and the skills associated with becoming an effective leader in a variety of health care settings. Thought-provoking case studies provide real-world application of concepts throughout the text. Useful exercises throughout the chapters and appendices bring further clarity to the theoretical topics examined in the book.
Key Features:* Focuses on leadership for NPs and PAs in team-based health care-the only text to do so* Emphasizes interprofessional, multidisciplinary interactions, often at the level of direct patient care* Addresses important issues including power and influence, leadership traits and behaviors, followership, change strategies, burnout, ethical considerations, and more* Provides chapter-opening learning questions to guide the learner in discovering effective principles of leadership* Includes chapter summaries and leadership exercises to provide context to the concepts discussed* Applies real-world scenarios to key leadership concepts through thought-provoking case studies, introducing you to:* Pam, an NP, whose patient does not believe her when she tells him he needs immediate transfer for emergency care.* Jackson, a PA who must confront a peer over a possible impairment issue.* Jose, an NP, who finds his colleagues concerned over unequal salaries across his team's metropolitan group practice.* Anya, an NP, who is leading a seasoned colleague transferred to her team's specialty practice.*
Ben, a PA who finds discord among his health care team over the demands accompanying the rapid pace of the practice's growth.