Book review: Leadership and Change for the Health Professional

Principal lecturer adult nursing at the University of Worcester Kay Norman reviews Leadership and Change for the Health Professional.

Leadership and Change for the Health Professional

Elizabeth A Curtis and John G Cullen

Open University Press

£28.99 | 304pp

ISBN: 9780335261406

Ensuring effective leadership in nursing remains high on the political, professional and educational agenda, for both nursing students and those assigned to leadership and management positions.

As integrated care is embedded throughout healthcare services, leadership approaches are being scrutinised to ensure cost effectiveness of services and that there is a transforming culture to motivate change.

There are many nursing leadership books available and, although this text is not solely aimed at nurses, each chapter remains relevant to current nursing practice. All chapters are written in an accessible style, each one offering different viewpoints to consider in the reader’s leadership journey.

Part one of the book discusses general leadership theories and includes


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