Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and Application, 10th Edition Test Bank
Table of Contents
Unit I : The Critical Triad: Decision Making, Management, and Leadership
Chapter 1: Decision Making, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Clinical Reasoning: Requisites for Successful Leadership and Management
Chapter 2: Classical Views of Leadership and Management
Chapter 3: Twenty-First-Century Thinking About Leadership and Management
Unit II: Foundation for Effective Leadership and Management: Ethics, Law, and Advocacy
Chapter 4: Ethical Issues
Chapter 5: Legal and Legislative Issues
Chapter 6: Patient, Subordinate, Workplace, and Professional Advocacy
Unit III: Roles and Functions in Planning
Chapter 7: Organization Planning
Chapter 8: Planned Change
Chapter 9: Time Management
Chapter 10: Fiscal Planning and Health-Care Reimbursement
Chapter 11: Career Planning and Development in Nursing
Unit IV: Roles and Functions in Organizing
Chapter 12: Organization Structure
Chapter 13: Organization, Political, and Personal Power
Chapter 14: Organizing Patient Care
Unit V: Roles and Functions in Staffing
Chapter 15: Employee Recruitment, Selection, Placement, and Indoctrination
Chapter 16: Educating and Socializing Staff in a Learning Organization
Chapter 17: Staffing Needs and Scheduling Policies
Unit VI: Roles and Functions in Directing
Chapter 18: Creating a Motivating Climate
Chapter 19: Organization, Interpersonal, and Group Communication in Team Building
Chapter 20: Delegation
Chapter 21: Conflict, Workplace Violence, and Negotiations
Chapter 22: Collective Bargaining, Unionization, and Employment Laws
Unit VII: Roles and Functions in Controlling
Chapter 23: Quality Control in Creating a Culture of Patient Safety
Chapter 24: Performance Appraisal
Chapter 25: Problem Employees: Rule Breakers, Marginal Employees, and the Chemically or Psychologically Impaired
Appendix Solutions to Selected Learning Exercises
Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing 10th Edition Marquis Huston Test Bank
Chapter 1 Decision Making, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Clinical Reasoning:
Requisites for successful leadership and management
1. What statement is true regarding decision making?
A) It is an analysis of a situation
B) It is closely related to evaluation
C) It involves choosing between courses of action
D) It is dependent upon finding the cause of a problem Ans: C
Decision making is a complex cognitive process often defined as choosing a particular course
of action. Problem solving is part of decision making and is a systematic process that focuses
on analyzing a difficult situation. Critical thinking, sometimes referred to as reflective
thinking, is related to evaluation and has a broader scope than decision making and problem
1. A) Its need for implementation time
2. B) Its lack of a step requiring evaluation of results
3. C) Its failure to gather sufficient data
4. D) Its failure to evaluate alternatives
The traditional problem-solving model is less effective when time constraints are a
consideration. Decision making can occur without the full analysis required in problem
solving. Because problem solving attempts to identify the root problem in situations, much
time and energy are spent on identifying the real problem.
3. Which of the following statements is true regarding decision making?
1. A) Scientific methods provide identical decisions by different individuals for the
2. B) Decisions are greatly influenced by each persons value system
3. C) Personal beliefs can be adjusted for when the scientific approach to problem
solving is used
4. D) Past experience has little to do with the quality of the decision
Values, life experience, individual preference, and individual ways of thinking will influence
a persons decision making. No matter how objective the criteria will be, value judgments will
always play a part in a persons decision making, either consciously or subconsciously.
is a weakness of the traditional problem-solving model?
4. What influences the quality of a decision most often? A) The decision makers immediate
B) The type of decision that needs to be made
C) Questions asked and alternatives generated
D) The time of day the decision is made
The greater the number of alternatives that can be generated by the decision maker, the better
the final decision will be. The alternatives generated and the final choices are limited by each
persons value system.
1. A) Good decision makers are usually right-brain, intuitive thinkers
2. B) Effective decision makers are sensitive to the situation and to others
3. C) Good decisions are usually made by left-brain, logical thinkers
4. D) Good decision making requires analytical rather than creative processes
Good decision makers seem to have antennae that make them particularly sensitive to other
people and situations. Left-brain thinkers are typically better at processing language, logic,
numbers, and sequential ordering, whereas right-brain thinkers excel at nonverbal ideation
and holistic synthesizing.
does knowledge about good decision making lead one to believe?
1. A) The planning process of management
2. B) The evaluation phase of the executive role
3. C) One step in the problem-solving process
4. D) Required to justify the need for scarce items
Decision making is a complex, cognitive process often defined as choosing a particular
course of action. Decision making, one step in the problem-solving process, is an important
task that relies heavily on critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills.
is the best definition of decision making?
7. If decision making is triggered by a problem with what does it end?
1. A) An alternative problem
2. B) A chosen course of action
3. C) An action that guarantees success
4. D) A restatement of the solution
A decision is made when a course of action has been chosen. Problem solving is part of
decision making and is a systematic process that focuses on analyzing a difficult situation.
Problem solving always includes a decision-making step.
8. Why do our values often cause personal conflict in decision making?
1. A) Some values are not realistic or healthy
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