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Bookcase: Ways to Win & Fun Food
WIN Without Competing! is more than a self-help book; it's a clear path to personal and professional success. Barro, an educational psychologist, consultant, and career coach, believes in the Right Fit Method, a strategic, creative, one-of-a-kind system that works. The author's method of success eliminates competition by allowing candidates to develop and focus on their own personal goals, which in turn leads them...READ MORE »
Bookcase: Reflecting, Predicting
This isn't another chronicle about war or the military - it's a book about place, people, and Germain's mission in Iraq. For four months, Germain, a 53-year-old grandmother, nurse practitioner, and Army reservist from Minnesota, was stationed at Iraq's infamous Abu Ghraib prison. In her new book, Germain, with the assistance of freelance writer Lounsbury, chronicles her experiences tending to the wounds of Iraqi...READ MORE »
Bookcase: Portrait of a Crisis
Safety in Numbers , a book that examines the effectiveness of nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, is destined to become a classic in nursing literature. Gordon, an award-winning journalist and visiting professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, along with healthcare workforce researchers Buchanan and Bretherton, dissect one of the most controversial topics in the healthcare field. This isn't a book...READ MORE »
Bookcase: A Mission and a Must-Read
Fighting terror with books is something Mortenson, a former emergency nurse and top-flight mountaineer, believes in. The story starts like any other: "One day in 1993, Mortenson wandered lost and alone after a failed attempt to climb Pakistan's K2, the world's deadliest peak." But then the story takes an unexpected turn. Physically emaciated and emotionally drained, Mortenson was rescued by a group of men from an...READ MORE »
Lessons in Dying
As nurses, we comfort the dying and their families as we attempt to make the experience of death natural and peaceful — sometimes wondering if our presence is meaningful or a bit of an intrusion. David Kessler, author of this 10th anniversary edition, is familiar with the needs of the dying. For more than 20 years, he has worked with terminally ill patients, addressing their end-of-life desires. From the...READ MORE »
Social Solutions for Diabetes
Diabetes: Sugar-Coated Crisis deals with a crucial health issue that is often ignored — the subject of power. Spero does more than document the social dynamics that drive the diabetes epidemic; he proposes solutions from which both patients and medical caregivers will benefit. He believes Type 2 diabetes isn't so much an illness as a racket, forced upon people with less power by those with more power. The...READ MORE »
Getting the Word Out
In this second edition, Bernice Buresh, a journalist, and Suzanne Gordon, adjunct professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, teach nurses the nuts and bolts of public communication by exploring the cultural barriers that have kept women's work so hidden in our society. From Silence to Voice shows nurses how to construct stories about their work, how to recognize pitfalls to avoid,...READ MORE »
Exploring the Human Heart
Just like our seasons, nurses have their personal cycles of learning and growth. A Daybook for Nurse Leaders and Mentors offers 365 pearls of wisdom to inspire and challenge nurse leaders and leaders-to-be. Most calendar books expire at the end of the year, but the Daybook includes only the month and day, which allows readers to use the calendar for more than one year. Each day's message offers a comforting quote to...READ MORE »
Creating a Knowledge-Based Identity for Nurses
Like all good projects, The Complexities of Care began as a conversation that Nelson and Gordon held over several years, across many cities worldwide. A mutual compulsion bound them together in their concern for patient care, nursing work, and education, as well as for the nursing profession as a whole. Nelson, dean of the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, and Gordon, award-winning...READ MORE »
Learning to Dance
America's healthcare system is overwhelmed with a nursing shortage exacerbated by an epidemic of nurse burnout and turnover. Young, a nurse with more than three decades of experience, is attempting to reverse this dangerous trend by encouraging nurses to care for themselves and avoid becoming victims of burnout. She cites the following statistic from a Nursefinders survey: One in five of the nation's 2 million...READ MORE »
Mourning in America
Death's Door begins with a paradox: "The days that really live in our public memories aren't birthdays, they're death days. These are the days we're talking about when we say Where were you when ... ?" Sandra M. Gilbert, prominent critic, poet, and memoirist, explores our relationship to death through literature, history, poetry, and societal practices. Death and the way Western tradition and American culture deal...READ MORE »
Bookcase: Explore Nurse-Midwifery in America Today
Nurse-Midwifery, a unique book written by Laura E. Ettinger, an assistant professor of history at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., provides us with a history of this specialty and analyzes ways in which female professionals created a space of their own in the face of many obstacles. "Is nurse-midwifery the solution?" This thought-provoking question posed in 1946 by Sister M. Theophane, a nurse-midwife and...READ MORE »
Bookcase: Heroic Army Nurse Touched Soldiers' Hearts
Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility is a practical book that focuses on assessing and eliminating horizontal violence (sabotage directed at co-workers who are on the same level within an organization's hierarchy). Bartholomew, a registered nurse and counselor, understands violence between nurses: For six years, she was a manager of a large surgical unit where she witnessed first-hand disruptive nurse-to-nurse...READ MORE »
Bookcase: Getting the Word Out
In this second edition, Bernice Buresh, a journalist, and Suzanne Gordon, adjunct professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, teach nurses the nuts and bolts of public communication by exploring the cultural barriers that have kept women's work so hidden in our society. From Silence to Voice shows nurses how to construct stories about their work and which pitfalls to avoid, as well as...READ MORE »