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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This author describes various self-care practices as well as the history behind them, including practices and exercises that readers can implement.
Purpose: "It is intended as a guide to help the carers care for themselves and others using holistic modalities. "
Audience: The audience includes all nurses and nursing students, healthcare professionals, and anyone who cares for others in any capacity.
Features: The first of the 12 chapters explains the importance of self-care for nurses. Other chapters cover holistic therapies such as Jin Shin Jyutsu, Reiki, Kundalini yoga, and dream interpretation. Chapters begin with an introduction to the therapy and its history and include exercises so readers can practice and learn the techniques. Resources and other readings on the topic end each chapter and a glossary of terms is at the end of the book.
Assessment: This is a comprehensive book on self-care practices. It is very informative, but it also provides practical exercises that readers can implement for themselves and others to help balance mental, physical, and spiritual growth. It is an excellent resource.