This groundbreaking text focuses on the practical knowledge and skills that both physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) need to be effective health care leaders in a multidisciplinary environment. Written by a recognized expert in physician assistant leadership, this engaging text helps PA and NP professionals--increasingly called upon to lead in a variety of clinical and administrative environments-- to navigate the unique challenges they encounter.
With an emphasis on concrete application of leadership principles, this text highlights interprofessional communication and the skills associated with becoming an effective leader in a variety of health care settings. Thought-provoking case studies provide real-world application of concepts throughout the text. Useful exercises throughout the chapters and appendices bring further clarity to the theoretical topics examined in the book.
Focuses on leadership for NPs and PAs in team-based health care-the only text to do so
Emphasizes interprofessional, multidisciplinary interactions, often at the level of direct patient care
Addresses important issues including power and influence, leadership traits and behaviors, followership, change strategies, burnout, ethical considerations, and more
Provides chapter-opening learning questions to guide the learner in discovering effective principles of leadership
Includes chapter summaries and leadership exercises to provide context to the concepts discussed
Applies real-world scenarios to key leadership concepts through thought-provoking case studies, introducing you to:
Pam, an NP, whose patient does not believe her when she tells him he needs immediate transfer for emergency care.
Jackson, a PA who must confront a peer over a possible impairment issue.
Jose, an NP, who finds his colleagues concerned over unequal salaries across his team's metropolitan group practice.
Anya, an NP, who is leading a seasoned colleague transferred to her team's specialty practice.
Ben, a PA who finds discord among his health care team over the demands accompanying the rapid pace of the practice's growth.
Michael Huckabee, PhD, PA-C, is Professor and Director, Division of Physician Assistant Education, and Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, College of Allied Health Professions, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha. He has continued to provide patient care as a PA for over 30 years, primarily in rural Nebraska. At UNMC, Dr. Huckabee leads the development of a national physician assistant research agenda, expanding online education programs for PAs in the field and establishing a distant site campus for PA education in central Nebraska. Over the course of his career he has managed federally funded projects nearing $3 million that continue to support health care for underserved populations. Dr. Huckabee is widely published on several health care and education subjects and is well known in the leadership field, speaking at conferences on topics such as Servant Leadership, Clinical Leadership, and Leadership Education. Dr. Huckabee is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and has served as Abstracts and Brief Reports Editor for the Journal of Physician Assistant Education.