Important Book on Decision-Making in Nursing Published
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.
According to the foreword by Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN, Distinguished Professor and University Dean Emerita, Indiana University School of Nursing, “This second edition is a major stepping stone along the way to preparing new generations for the many decisions they will have to make in the practice of tomorrow.”
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.