Decision Making In Nursing Gets Four Star Review

The book was written by Lienhard's own Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN, and Marie Truglio-Londrigan, PhD, RN. Many other Lienhard faculty members also contributed to this book, which was published in March 2014, including: Lin Drury, PhD, RN; Sharon Wexler, PhD, RN; Joanne Singleton, PhD, RN; Jason Slyer, DNP, RN; Catherine Concert, DNP, RN; Andrea Sonenberg, PhD, WHNP, CNM-BC; and Angela Northrup, FNP, RN.  

The book was reviewed in July by Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health.  She calls the book interesting, insightful, and a great tool for nurse leaders.  To read more excerpts from the review, click here.

More information about the book:

Decision-Making in Nursing: Thoughtful Approaches for Leadership, Second Edition explores multiple decision-making approaches to enable nursing students and professionals to become insightful, critical, flexible, and confident decision makers in today’s complex healthcare environment. With a reflective, multidimensional approach to decision-making, it examines the ways in which history, legal and ethical issues, spirituality, culture, family, the media, economics, technology, and health policy affect the way nurses make decisions.

With a greater emphasis on leadership, teamwork, and intra- and inter- professional relationships, this new edition provides nurses and students the opportunity to see themselves as leaders and feel comfortable making decisions as leaders. Each chapter features vignettes using a nursing scenario to illustrate particular approaches in an actual practice setting. New to this edition is a chapter on using technology for decision-making.  In addition, it has been revised to include the latest American Association of Colleges of Nursing Master's and Baccalaureate essentials, evidence to support the models used, and thoroughly updated references.