The Resilient Nurse: Empowering Your Practice [NOOK Book]

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"This book is of value to nurses at all levels of their career."--Critical Care Nurse



"This is a very practical and easy to read book with many strategies to help new nurses adapt to the stressors of the workplace. It is filled with thought-provoking stories and activities that can foster confidence in tackling workplace issues as well as self-care activities to enhance wholeness and wellbeing. Some suggested strategies for successful ...

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The Resilient Nurse: Empowering Your Practice

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Overview

"This book is of value to nurses at all levels of their career."--Critical Care Nurse



"This is a very practical and easy to read book with many strategies to help new nurses adapt to the stressors of the workplace. It is filled with thought-provoking stories and activities that can foster confidence in tackling workplace issues as well as self-care activities to enhance wholeness and wellbeing. Some suggested strategies for successful outcomes include finding a good mentor, relaxation techniques, using humor, self-reflection, and exercising. There is something in this book for everyone."
Score: 96, 4 stars. --Doody's Medical Reviews


This essential resource is for nursing and allied health students across the globe who are undertaking-or are about to undertake-their internship and initial work experience. This reference identifies practical strategies for career advancement and for overcoming stressors and challenges in the workplace.

With the tools from this book, readers will be able to gain the strength and tactics to break the cycles of hostility and workplace negativity, and thereby change the health system and provide better care for their clients.

Key Features:



  • Presents primary narratives and resilience strategies
  • Provides creative resolutions for coping with complex clients, grief, inter-professional tensions, and more difficult issues
  • Contains reader activities that encourage students to become agents of change
  • Highlights resilience strategies; key coping mechanisms; lessons learned; discussion questions; creative thinking exercises; and teacher-related activities
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826105943
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 179
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Margaret McAllister, RN, MHN, BA, (UQ) M Ed (ACU), Ed D (QUT) is Professor of Nursing, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Australia. A Fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing, Dr. McAllister is active in this organization, as well as in Suicide Prevention and the Royal College of Nursing, both in Australia. She is widely published in nursing internationally and, in addition to The Resilient Nurse, has authored over 100 papers and a book entitled Solution-Focused Nursing: Rethinking Practice (2006), which sold world-wide.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Stephanie Fox-Young, FRCNA, President, Royal College of Nursing
Preface

1. Preparing for Practice: Becoming Resilient McAllister, RN Ed D, Program Leader, Mental Health School of Health and Sport Science John Lowe, DPH, Head of School, School of Health and Sport Sciences, Professor, Population Health Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

2. Enjoying the Challenge: Creating Happiness at Work Kathleen T. Heinrich RN, PhD, Speaker, Consultant on Passionate Scholarship & Zestful Workplaces, Guilford, CT, USA

3. Lessons from Role Models: Nurses Who Have Made a Difference Maura MacPhee, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, Canada

4. Thinking Clearly: Identifying and Challenging Cognitive Distortions that Impede Success Mary Katsikitis, PhD. Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Science University of the Sunshine Coast,
Australia

5. Being Convincing: Talking to Others Persuasively Shelly Campo, RN PhD & Mary Aquilino, MSN, PhD, University of Iowa, USA

6. What a Day! What to Do When the Workday Is Over Mary de Chesnay, DSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, Director, WellStar School of Nursing Kennesaw, State University, Kennesaw, GA, USA

7. Mind Games at Work: Transforming Conflict into Teamwork Sue McAndrew, RN, PhD & Tony Warne, RN, PhD; Tony Warne, Head of School, Professor in Mental Health Care, School of Nursing, University of Salford, UK

8. Things Just Got Really Serious: Coping in Crisis Dr Jane Shakespeare-Finch, PhD, School of Psychology and Counselling Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

9. Doing What's Right: Moral and Ethical Reasoning Andrew Estefan, RN, Ph D, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Canada

10. Thriving in the Workplace: Learning from Innovative Practices Debra Jackson, RN, PhD, Research coordinator, School of Nursing and Midwifery University of Western Sydney, Australia

11. Now It's My Turn: Becoming a Good Leader Linda Shields, RN PhD, Professor School of Nursing & Midwifery, Health Sciences Curtin University of Technology, Bentley Campus, Perth, Australia

12. Challenges Met, Lessons Drawn - Your Successful Practice McAllister, RN Ed D, Program Leader, Mental Health School of Health and Sport Science John Lowe, DPH, Head of School, School of Health and Sport Sciences, Professor, Population Health Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

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