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Workplace Mental Health Manual for Nurse Managers
     

Workplace Mental Health Manual for Nurse Managers

by Lisa Y. Adams
 

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This text provides a comprehensive overview, if not thesis, of the contributing factors to workplace stress and how to revisit [them] and our own mental health. How can nurses and health care workplaces expect to offer health and healing when such basic foundational human dynamics of mental health are not addressed? This work opens the door to both the dynamics and

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This text provides a comprehensive overview, if not thesis, of the contributing factors to workplace stress and how to revisit [them] and our own mental health. How can nurses and health care workplaces expect to offer health and healing when such basic foundational human dynamics of mental health are not addressed? This work opens the door to both the dynamics and the deep dimensions of the root issues facing humanity and our places of work and play."

ó Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN (From the Foreword)

This is a wonderful addition to leadership and management personnel and a good resource for any nurse. Too often nurses hide these issues and we need to make others aware of what can occur and take steps to bring these conditions out in the open. It is definitely a worthwhile addition to any nursing library... Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!" -- Doody's Book Reviews

Today's health care landscape has brought many changes, challenges, and even turmoil to the workplace; stressors that can threaten the mental health of even the most stalwart and resilient of nurses. Targeting the complex set of stressors found in health care work environments, this unique, practical resource describes the impact of bullying, harassment, addictions, violence, and other triggers and the resulting adverse physiological and behavioral responses in these facilities. It presents evidence-based strategies to help health care professionals cope with unhealthy work environments.

The book describes the characteristics of health care work environments that promote stress at personal and organizational levels, and their impact on the mental health of individuals working in them. It offers insight into individual and group dynamics and the role of the health care institution, workplace management, and individual employee in fostering both healthy and unhealthy work environments. The book investigates a variety of situations that can erode mental health among coworkers and offers evidence-based improvement strategies for creating healthier, more respectful workplace environments. Case studies; specific program development initiatives; and examples of personal, professional, and organizational approaches to ameliorate adverse behaviors are included. Readers of this book will be well armed to cope with any unprofessional, disrespectful behavior on the part of their professional colleagues. It will be useful in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and health care leadership and management courses, and as a quick reference for all health care professionals dealing with mental health problems in the workplace.

Key Features:

  • Presents proven strategies for improving mental health in all health care work environments
  • Discusses theory and philosophical underpinnings for mental health in the workplace, including good business sense
  • Provides case studies and precedent-setting examples
  • Explores policy implications and program development initiatives that can be used to improve workplace environments
  • Addresses legal and ethical obligations for facilitating workplace mental health

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Cynthia Lee Cummings, EdD, RN, CHSE (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health)
Description: This is a good resource for anyone interested in the emotional and mental health aspects of working in the nursing profession. It covers bullying, workplace violence, addictions, and other aspects of the profession that are not often discussed.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide information on a variety of mental health issues that nurses may have to deal with in the workplace.
Audience: The book is for any nurse or nursing student who is interested in mental health issues that may occur in the workplace. It is a valuable resource for any nurse or student — they need to be aware of environmental issues that can occur and be reassured that they are not alone.
Features: The author discusses moral distress, addictions, bullying, violence, and more subtle issues of stress, as well as the role of the organization and the individual. The book includes questions at the end of each chapter and many references.
Assessment: This is a wonderful addition to leadership and management personnel and a good resource for any nurse. Too often nurses hide these issues and we need to make others aware of what can occur and take steps to bring these conditions out in the open. It is definitely a worthwhile addition to any nursing library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826137456
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/21/2014
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Lisa Y. Adams, PhD, MSc, RN, is Course Instructor, Athabasca University, Alberta, CA; MacEwan University, Alberta, Canada; and Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada. She also works as a Mental Health and Addictions Consultant, Department of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Adams' research and academic interests are mental health nursing for seniors, corrections/forensics, and addictions and criminology, and she is currently doing a post-doctorate bridging mental illness and corrections. She has completed and/or published several peer-reviewed research studies and articles. Dr. Adams is chapter President of The Canadian Gerontological Nurse's Association and is a Volunteer Peer Reviewer for Aging and Mental Health, Health and Social Care in the Community, and Healthcare Management Forum. She is also an editorial board member for the Healthcare Management Forum

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