Higher Education

Leading the Way: Busy Nurses Guide to Supervision in Long-Term Care, 3rd Edition

  • Karl Pillemer, Ph.D. Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Christine Rheaume, R.N.
  • ISBN-10: 1133134823  |  ISBN-13: 9781133134824
  • 112 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.00
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Expanded and Revised, LEADING THE WAY: THE BUSY NURSE'S GUIDE TO SUPERVISION IN LONG-TERM CARE, 3rd Edition gives charge nurses and supervisors the tools they need to experience and create success in any long-term care environment. This easy-to-read handbook applies proven methods from the latest research, and covers everything from mentoring and motivating employees to dealing with job stress and ethical dilemmas. Succinct yet thorough, LEADING THE WAY: THE BUSY NURSE'S GUIDE TO SUPERVISION IN LONG-TERM CARE, 3rd Edition delivers the essentials of management and leadership, such as team building, communication, staff development, performance issues, and organization, all with a specific, long-term care focus. New discussions on effectively managing conflict, diffusing tension with humor, and achieving work/life balance make this always-popular text even more useful for nurses, nursing assistants, and students everywhere.

Features and Benefits

  • Succinct and Reader-Friendly: Honing in on the needs of busy nurses, the book's easy-to-read, to-the-point format also includes a healthy dose of light-hearted humor.
  • Expert Author: Long-time writer and publisher Karl Pillemer has helped thousands of nursing students and supervisors improve their management techniques and potentials with this popular, one-of-a-kind guide.
  • Long-Term Care Focus: Written expressly for current and future nursing professionals in long-term care facilities—providing very specific suggestions, techniques, and situations not found in generic nursing titles.

Table of Contents

1. What is Leadership?
2. Building an Effective Team.
3. Communication: The Secret of Successful Supervision.
4. Setting an Example: Coaching and Mentoring.
5. Strategies for Staff Development.
6. Documentation.
7. Managing and Organizing for Success.
8. Recognition Equals High Morale.
9. Dealing with Conflict.
10. Helping Staff Achieve Work/Life Balance.
11. Dealing with Your Job Stress.
12. Humor in the Workplace.
13. Making Diversity Work.
14. Performance Management.
15. Professional Ethics.

What's New

  • Building an Effective Team: An all-new section in this chapter helps staff from all levels learn to collaborate more effectively. Staff will discover how to focus on creating task-specific teams to facilitate problem-solving using a proven 6-step process.
  • Stragtegies for Staff Development: This all-new chapter reviews formal and informal methods of training staff, including technological options, role-playing, case studies, group discussions and demonstrations. The authors also provide proven tips for making in-service sessions engaging and successful!
  • Helpful Stress Relievers: In this revised chapter, the authors tackle the important issue of stress reduction and suggest ways for supervisors to manage stress and help employees do the same. Additionally, a new chapter on Therapeutic Humor in the Workplace points out when a good laugh can relieve stress, diffuse conflicts, and make the workplace more enjoyable.
  • Positive Performance Management: This new chapter on performance management expands the topic and provides an overview of how to improve employee performance, conduct performance reviews, and implement corrective actions.
  • Insightful Ethical Discussions: Ethical dilemmas are common in long-term care nursing, which is why the 3rd Edition addresses the topic head-on, and equips readers with proven tactics for handling complex and sensitive situations.
  • Expansive Resources: Now included in the appendix, the new Resources for Further Exploration section includes lists of helpful books, journals, and Web sites for use in employee supervision and development.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Karl Pillemer, Ph.D.

Karl Pillemer, Ph.D. is the Hazel E. Reed Professor of Human Development at Cornell University and Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Since 1993, he has been Director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging, a center devoted to using research to create interventions to improve the quality of life of older persons. For the past two decades, he has conducted a program of research involving staff in nursing homes and other long-term care environments. Projects have included a longitudinal study of relationships between family members of residents with staff in nursing homes, and the first scientific study of abuse of residents in long-term care. He has developed and evaluated a number of nursing home interventions, including model training, mentoring, and career ladder programs. These evidence-based interventions include "Partners in Caregiving," which builds cooperation and communication between nursing home staff and family members, and "Retention Specialist Program," which improves the ability of nursing homes to retain CNAs. He has written many scientific and trade articles on long-term care staffing, and is the author of the book "Solving the Frontline Crisis in Long-Term Care." Beyond the academic and professional community, Dr. Pillemer has created publications for frontline long-term care workers themselves, including the widely-used "The Nursing Assistant's Survival Guide." He is the founding editor of "Nursing Assistant Monthly," an educational newsletter that reaches thousands of nursing assistants nationwide. In addition, he has served as a consultant to long-term care providers, research groups, and trade organizations around the country and in Europe.

Christine Rheaume, R.N.

Christine Rheaume's nursing career includes patient care across the life span and in a variety of clinical specialties. She is owner of Rheaume & Associates legal nurse consulting services, and has ten years' experience as writer and editor for medical and nursing publications. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, she earned her R.N. from Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing in Boston.