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Bishop (2009) Leadership for nursing and allied health care professions
"This is a book that all students studying leadership in health care have been waiting for. It provides an excellent broad perspective on aspects of leadership common to all disciplines. It aims to empower all health care providers to fully realise their potential as a leader and demonstrates how this can be achieved in reality. It is inspirational, exciting to read with its many different case studies, exercises to bring about reflection and should result in a more empowered and enlightened work force." Professor David R Thompson, University of Leicester.
Connor (2012) Coaching and mentorship at work
"The book provides a very accessible explanation of the whole area of coaching and mentoring across many different work settings, with practical examples and exercises. The new edition also includes a number of excellent case studies by those who have developed coaching and mentoring and a coaching culture in different sectors." Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School and author of Creating a Coaching Culture (Open University Press 2012)
Bolton (2010) Reflective practice: writing and professional development
Bolton's creative methods have been applied by students and professionals worldwide to achieve a deep, sensitive and critical examination of their practice, to change their feelings about past events, and to learn from each other. This new edition examines reflective practice across an expanded range of fields.
Healthcare Financial Management Association (2011) Introductory Guide to NHS finance in the UK. 10th edition.
The Introductory Guide is designed to give readers a solid grounding in - and practical understanding of - all key aspects of NHS finance. It also provides some contextual background that helps explain why the NHS is as it is today and gets to grips with the jargon that has built up around NHS finance over the years. Although the Guide focuses on the policy and organisational framework for the NHS in England, it includes chapters that highlight the key differences in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Price & Scowcroft (2011) Essential skills for influencing in healthcare
From the Preface this highly practical book provides clinicians and managers with the knowledge and tools that will enable them to successfully influence their staff and colleagues. It guides readers through areas such as: Self-awareness and personality, change management, organisational culture, influencing in formal settings, removing barriers to learning, Accessibility and practicality.
Gopee & Galloway (2009) Leadership and management in healthcare
This title looks at the management and leadership roles of the newly qualified nurse and other allied health-care professionals.