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Managing and Coordinating Nursing Care, 4th ed.


Ellis, J. R., & Hartley, C. L. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005. 496 pp; $40.95; 1-800-638-3030;


This text is designed to teach nursing students to apply effective decision-making, leadership, delegation, prioritization, and patient management skills to real-world practice situations. With its emphasis on critical thinking and collaborative decision making, this book has been highly successful in building students' problem-solving and management abilities.


This 4th edition provides expanded coverage of team building, delegation, outcomes management, and assigning or prioritizing nursing care. The book is now in full color and has icons to highlight legal, ethical, and cultural considerations. "Patient Care Challenges" in each chapter relate content to real-world situations. "Strategic Solutions," concluding every chapter, offer sound advice for nursing practice.