Number of page: 392
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
The prior three editions of this book were extremely well received for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in long-term care administration, and they were also popular as fundamental resources with practitioners as well as for an array of other long-term care practitioners and professions, including housing managers, board members, teachers, students, administrators, owners, and health care professionals who are seeking new directions in the field. This, the fourth edition, has been extensively revised. There is, for example, the fundamental updating throughout to reflect structural and regulatory changes that have been occurring in the field as well as the introduction of recent research findings, evolving ideas, and new practices. In addition, there are new perspectives introduced by nine new chapter authors plus three entirely new chapters: monitoring clinical outcomes, spiritual care, and using information technology. The book is divided into six sections: The Evolution of Long-Term Care; Developing the Organization; Human Resource Management; Optimizing Health Care Outcomes; Creating a Supportive Living Environment; and Creating a Better Future. This new edition also has an additional author, Dr. Leslie Grant, whose seasoned scholarship and visionary leadership will provide important, additional insight for the reader. The ideas presented are intended to provide a better understanding of the long-term care environment and to suggest ways of applying interdisciplinary knowledge for the administrator in this setting.