Practice & Leadership in Nursing Homes

Practice & Leadership in Nursing Homes (Physical)
SKU: 978-1-64648-125-5
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SKU: 978-1-64648-126-2
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SKU: 978-1-64648-132-3

Long-term care settings are highly regulated environments where the emphasis historically has been on compliance. Many misconceptions persist about practice in nursing homes, and these go largely unaddressed within nursing education programs. Herein lines one of the significant barriers to improving nursing home care.

Practice & Leadership in Nursing Homes dispels many misconceptions and provides a foundation for clinical practice in a unique, exciting setting—illustrating how high-quality nursing care can result in positive resident outcomes. This book challenges educators and students to look beyond incorrect perceptions and negative attitudes to see a vibrant, growing healthcare sector ripe for nurses to make an impact and build rewarding careers.

Expert authors cover the following and more:

  • Comprehensive care planning
  • Models of care delivery
  • Common geriatric syndromes
  • Staff development and training
  • Nursing home financing and regulatory information


  • Chapter 1: The Journey to Improve Nursing Care
  • Chapter 2: Creating a Culture of Care
  • Chapter 3: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Staff and Residents
  • Chapter 4: Person- and Family-Centered Care: Comprehensive Care Planning
  • Chapter 5: Models of Nursing Care Delivery
  • Chapter 6: Common Geriatric Syndromes
  • Chapter 7: Developing the Workforce of the Future
  • Chapter 8: Staff Development and Training
  • Chapter 9: The Interprofessional Team and Collaborative Practice
  • Chapter 10: Regulatory Context
  • Chapter 11: Financing Long-Term Care
  • Chapter 12: Improving Quality in Nursing Homes
  • Chapter 13: Nursing Home Health Information Technology


  • Chapter 4: Person- and Family-Centered Care: Comprehensive Care Planning
  • Author Bios

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JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, FAAN, is Professor, Health Services Leadership and Management, at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She has held executive and leadership roles in hospice, hospice-related medication management, and skilled nursing.

Ann Kolanowski, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor Emerita at the Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing and conducts research on nonpharmacological interventions for symptoms of distress and delirium in people living with dementia in nursing homes.

Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Distinguished Service Professor and Dean Emeritus (Nursing) at the University of Pittsburgh. She was the founding Co-chair of the Implementation Steering Committee for the 2021 Essentials for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.