Basic Concepts of Health Care Human Resource Management

Basic Concepts of Health Care Human Resource Management
2nd Ed.
2020 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Nancy J. Niles, MPH, MS, MBA, PhD
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-14946-3
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-14947-0
Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Informatics


Basic Concepts of Health Care Human Resource Management, Second Edition provides the essential tools and strategies for Human Resource Management (HRM) personnel to become empowered custodians of change in any healthcare organization.

Each part focuses on a key area of HRM including staffing, training and development, employee relations, and long-range planning, with individual chapters providing key resources and support materials and resources. Thoroughly updated to reflect today’s human resource management in healthcare, the Second Edition is comprehensive, clear, and relevant, making it an indispensable resource for the undergraduate student.

Features and Benefits

  • An all-inclusive overview of HRM from its beginnings to present day trends, including state and federal healthcare laws, codes of ethics, staffing and hiring, training and development, employee relations, strategic planning, and more.
  • New content on creating safe workplaces, discussion of the “Me Too” movement, how to deal with active shooter situations and the opioid epidemic.
  • Extensive chapter resources engage the student with learning objectives, provocative “Did You Know That?” facts, lists of key terms, concise chapter summaries, and references section for further reading.
  • Student activities in every chapter -- designed for online, traditional, and classroom settings -- encourage critical thinking and content retention.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is a clear and through guide to the human resource needs and policies in a healthcare setting. This book fills a need for educating current and future leaders in healthcare."

-- Michelle Chasse, BS, MBA (A. T. Still University) Doody's Review - previous edition


The book is just as practical for those new to human resources as it is for experienced professionals wanting additional information. The author's experience in human resource management and education is evident in the delivery of information.

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