From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public, Second Edition / Edition 2

From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public, Second Edition / Edition 2

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From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public, Second Edition / Edition 2

From Silence to Voice helps nurses explain their critical work to the public. This revised and freshly redesigned edition has been updated to address the most urgent issues and controversies in nursing. The second edition includes a new chapter that teaches nurses the pitfalls to avoid—and themes, issues, and evidence to include—when they construct stories about their work. Throughout, the authors include more information for nurse managers that will help them encourage and educate the nurses they supervise to end their silence. The second edition also features a revised chapter on nursing research and interactive exercises that will help nurses, educators, and managers put communication theory into practice.

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ISBN-13: 9780801472589
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2006
Series: The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents


1. Ending the Silence
2. Creating a Voice of Agency
3. Presenting Yourself as a Nurse
4. Tell the World What You Do
5. Creating Anecdotes and Arguments

6. How the News Media Work
7. Reaching Out to the News Media
8. Working with Public Relations Professionals
9. Constructing Campaigns that Work
10. In Your Own Voice: Letters to the Editor, Op-Eds, and Blogs
11. Appearing on Television and Radio
12. Promoting Nursing Research
13. Conclusion


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Joan Lynaugh

This is a unique book—one that every practicing nurse will want to read now and every person aspiring to become a nurse MUST read to understand nursing. These well-known journalists share their deep, rich experience about how the world of media, public influence and debate really works. But most of all, this is a book of ideas; refreshingly fresh ideas which I guarantee you will read from front to back. From Silence to Voice makes you take a long, hard look at our wonderful profession and offers some potent suggestions for our future.
—(Joan Lynaugh, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emeritus and Term Chair, History of Nursing and Health Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing)

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From Silence to Voice 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for every nurse. Transformed my thought process.
galeAG More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting book (it's worth the money!). The book presents the nursing profession in a new light. Good to read - especially for nursing students.