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

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During this critical nursing shortage, the profession cannot afford to lose RNs to stress-related illnesses and burnout. Thomas' award-winning series guides nurses to optimize their efficiency and relationships in the workplace, and to solve work-related problems.

This updated new edition contains greater appeal to younger staff nurses, new research data, new vignettes from a variety of practice perspectives, current issues in practice, and vertical career movement for staff nurses, managers, administrators, educators. Other Key Features:

  • Explores the causes, manifestations, and consequences of nurses' stress, anger, and burnout
  • Presents strategies for becoming re-energized, resilient, and powerful advocates for our patients and for ourselves
  • Helps to resolve individual and group barriers to greater job satfistaction and productivity
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826125422
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/5/2008
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra P. Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor and Director of the PhD Program in Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her initial nursing preparation was at St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing, and she worked as a hospital staff nurse for 10 years before pursing new challenges as a nurse educator and researcher. She holds bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in education as well as a master's in nursing, with clinical specialization in community mental health. Dr. Thomas is editor of Issues in Mental Health Nursing, and serves as a reviewer for many other professional journals. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Council on Women's Health Issues. She is a charter member of the Southern Nursing Research Society and also holds memberships in the American Psychological Association, the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. In 1996 she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and in 1999 she became a Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Her research has focused on stress, anger and depression. She has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences and published over 90 journal articles and book chapters. Her previous books are Women and Anger (Springer Publishing, 1993); Use Your Anger: A Woman's Guide to Empowerment, with coauthor Cheryl Jefferson (1996); Transforming Nurse' Anger and Pain (Springer, 1998); and Listening to Patients: A Phenomenological Approach to Nursing Research and Practice, with coauthor Howard R. Pollio (Springer, 2002). Listening to Patients received both a Choice Magazine Award as an "Outstanding Academic Title" and an American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" Award.

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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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