Transforming Nurses' Stress and Anger: Steps toward Healing, Third Edition / Edition 3

Transforming Nurses' Stress and Anger: Steps toward Healing, Third Edition / Edition 3

by Sandra P. Thomas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826125425

ISBN-13: 9780826125422

Pub. Date: 12/05/2008

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

AJN Book of the Year Award Winner! (Second Edition)

This book is a gem! It provides a wealth of well researched information to help the reader understand sources of stressÖ.It tackles very important issues that lead to burnout and provides an exceptionally comprehensive analysisÖ.This book is illuminating for clinicians.

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AJN Book of the Year Award Winner! (Second Edition)

This book is a gem! It provides a wealth of well researched information to help the reader understand sources of stressÖ.It tackles very important issues that lead to burnout and provides an exceptionally comprehensive analysisÖ.This book is illuminating for clinicians.

Afaf Meleis, PhD, DrPS(hon), FAAN
Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

This inspiring, award-winning title guides nurses to transform work-related stress and anger into strength and resilience. The profession has witnessed increasing workplace violence, conflicts with colleagues, and poor working conditions. In this book, Thomas demonstrates how anger can actually be a catalyst for personal and professional empowerment.

In this new edition, Thomas discusses the causes and consequences of nurses' stress and anger, and presents new strategies to prevent and manage both, even under the worst conditions. She demonstrates how to forge stronger relationships with colleagues and patients, and solve work-related problems head-on. As a nursing educator, therapist, practitioner, and practicing RN, Thomas provides personal accounts of her own experiences as a nurse, struggling to meet the many challenges of the job.

Key Features:

  • Thoroughly updated with new research data and case studies
  • Offers step-by-step guidelines on working towards remediation and healing
  • Organized with bulleted lists and boxes highlighting key points
  • Guidance on pursuing career movement, both vertical and horizontal
  • Useful for nurses, hospital administrators, managers, and graduate students

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826125422
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/05/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Telling Our Stories: What Are Nurses Stressed and Angry About?

Chapter 2. Exposing the Consequences of Mismanaged Anger

Chapter 3. Differentiating Between Rational and Irrational Anger

Chapter 4. Modifying Nonproductive Anger Styles

Chapter 5. Improving Interactions with Colleagues

Chapter 6. Forging Alliances with Patients

Chapter 7. Examining What We Learned About Anger While Growing Up

Chapter 8. Overcoming the Legacy of a Painful or Abusive Past

Chapter 9. Managing Stress and Caring for the Self

Chapter 10. Taking a New Stance Toward the Concept of Power

Chapter 11. Solving Problems and Developing Leadership Skills

Chapter 12. Dreaming the Future of Nursing

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