Human Resource Management in Health Care: Principles and Practice

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2007 - Business & Economics - 429 pages
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This practical, hands-on book introduces human resources to those who are preparing to work in any area of health care or health service. Written for practitioners and students in all disciplines related to health, the book covers important topics such as recruitment, training, termination, legal issues, labor unions, and much more. Each chapter features a case study to introduce the reader to key topics and concludes with expert commentary and practical suggestions that can be used in the real world. Chapters also feature learning objectives, discussion points, and resources. Many examples and a number of sample forms and documents are included, drawn from the authors’ professional experiences, and supplemented with input from other experts.

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About the author (2007)

Charles R. McConnell started his professional career in industrial and management engineering, followed by 29 years in human resources management in the healthcare industry. During those years he served as a human resources manager for affiliated organizations of a multi-facility healthcare system based in Rochester, New York, and earlier as a senior consultant with the Management and Planning Services division of the Hospital Association of New York State. He currently is an independent human resources and editorial consultant who has published more than 20 books and numerous articles, and serves as editor of a quarterly professional journal. He holds a BS in engineering and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and has served as adjunct faculty at several colleges.

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