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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This book provides visionary lessons and practical advice on nursing's role in global health from administration, education, clinical practice, policy, and/or research views.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide "a forum for recognized nurse leaders and activists to share their stories and successes in defining nursing's past, present, and future" as it relates to global health.
Audience: The audience includes all nurses, practicing or retired, and nursing students.
Features: The book's six major sections cover values, wisdom, success markers, collaboration success stories, practice success stories, and educational success stories. Each chapter is written by nurses who share their stories of leadership in global health and describe ways to develop successful international collaborations.
Assessment: This is a very interesting and worthwhile book full of stories of nurses working for global health. Chapters are fairly short and easy to read and contain practical advice and "lessons learned" about globalization, collaboration, empowerment, and sustainability issues necessary for a healthy planet.