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Gerald R. Ledlow, Georgia Southern University and James H. Stephens, Georgia Southern University2018
Book Summary: Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications, Third Edition is the first textbook of its kind to apply classical knowledge of leadership theory and time-honored best practices of industry leaders to a health organization context. This comprehensive and well-organized text is grounded in real-world applications of theoretical concepts, and focuses on practical examples of leadership in actual healthcare scenarios.
Themes of leadership principles, applications and constructs such as organizational culture, cultural competency, ethical frameworks and moral practice, scientific methodology, leader competencies, external and internal assessment and evaluation, communication, planning, decision-making, employee enhancement, and knowledge management are woven ... Read more
Vladlena Benson and Stephanie Morgan12-31-2014
Book Summary: The use of Social Networking Sites (SNSs) has become an integral part of daily life, particularly for adolescents. The chapter examines the negative impact of social networking sites and how they may expose alcohol-related consumption and behavior to young adults, especially college students. In particular, the focus is on the use of two specific social networking sites, Facebook and Twitter, and their association with alcohol use. The review of existing literature reveals that the depiction of alcohol use on social networking sites has a deleterious effect on alcohol use through the creation of positive social norms toward use ... Read more
Gerald R. Ledlow, Georgia Southern University and Nicholas M. Coppola5-23-2013
Book Summary: Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills, and Applications, Second Edition is the first textbook of its kind to apply classical knowledge of leadership theory and time-honored best practices of industry leaders to a health organization context. This comprehensive and well-organized text is grounded in real-world applications of theoretical concepts, and focuses on practical examples of leadership practice in actual healthcare scenarios. The text’s innovative and dynamic pedagogical structure cycles and expands key concepts throughout the text, allowing for enhanced learning and information retention. The material supports and engages students, pushing them to synthesize solutions and develop leadership strategies ... Read more
Gerald R. Ledlow, Georgia Southern University and Kelley Chester, Georgia Southern University1-1-2008
H. Dan O'Hair, University of Oklahoma; Robert L. Heath, University of Houston; Kevin J. Ayotte, California State University, Fresno; and Gerald R. Ledlow, Georgia Southern University1-30-2008
Book Summary: This volume offers the best available thinking and analysis on the topic of the rhetoric and communication of terrorism. Each of the chapters isolates a particular issue or concern and exposes the difficult choices and subsequent processes facing participants in the management of terrorism. By wrapping the analysis in a web of communication and rhetorical processes and theories, the authors develop unique perspectives from which to characterize these contexts. This volume is intended for multiple audiences, including those interested not only in the specific topic but in risk communication, crisis management, policy management and political science.
A Longitudinal Follow-Up Study of Participants in Cervical and Prostate Health Education Programs in Southeast Georgia
Gerald R. Ledlow, Georgia Southern University1-1-2006
Introduction: The cervical cancer mortality rate (Southeast Georgia 2001 – 2005) was 3.3 / 100,000 compared to 2.5 / 100,000 nationally. Likewise, the region’s prostate cancer mortality rate for African-Americans (2001 – 2005) was 63.7 / 100,000 compared to 59.4 / 100,000 nationally. In 2006 – 2008, education programs were developed for school – based delivery for mothers/daughters cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination and community – based delivery for prostate screening information to African – American males; programs were delivered in Southeast Georgia. Late in 2008, a study determined the success of the programs.
Methods: Educational program ... Read more