Since its first publication in 1996, Marie Muller’s Nursing Dynamics has become firmly established as an essential resource for nursing courses. This fifth edition addresses the latest challenges nursing professionals face and expands the focus to include all managers in healthcare service management. Nursing and midwifery educators who relied on earlier editions of this work will find that their discipline is still the core of this book, with the management aspects broadened to include general healthcare dynamics. Subjects range from professional regulation to governance, decision making, financial management, quality management and continuing professional development. New features include the introduction of digital elements including online student–lecturer support material and a digital portfolio of evidence to enrich the content. The practical application of principles has been formalised with the inclusion of case studies and assignments at the end of each chapter. These exercises follow a Head-Heart-Hands model, covering the knowledge behind the principle, the ethical and “duty of care” considerations, and the hands-on application. About the authors Professor Marie Muller is a former Professor of Nursing, a former Registrar of the University of Johannesburg and has recently retired as Emeritus Professor of Health Sciences. She is a founder member of the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa, is a well-known expert in quality assurance and is widely published in healthcare. Professor Petra Bester is the Director of the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR) at North-West University, Potchefstroom. She began her career as a professional nurse and moved into nursing education where she has extensive lecturing and administrative experience. Her research and publication profile presents a strong focus on health service management, health systems and health informatics. This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: • View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet; • Search for and highlight text; and • Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.