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Transforming Nurses' Stress and Anger : Steps Toward Healing - Sandra Thomas

Transforming Nurses' Stress and Anger

Steps Toward Healing

Paperback Published: 5th December 2008
ISBN: 9780826125422
Number Of Pages: 336

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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 stress .It tackles very important issues that lead to burnout and provides an exceptionally comprehensive analysis .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

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. xi
Uncovering the Layers of Nurses' Stress and Anger
Telling Our Stories: What Are Nurses Stressed and Angry About?p. 3
Exposing the Consequences of Mismanaged Angerp. 23
Differentiating Between Rational and Irrational Angerp. 59
Modifying Nonproductive Anger Stylesp. 77
Connecting With Others
Combating Horizontal and Vertical Violencep. 97
Forging Alliances With Patientsp. 133
Healing Ourselves
Examining What We Learned About Anger Growing Upp. 153
Overcoming the Legacy of a Painful or Abusive Pastp. 165
Managing Stress and Caring for the Selfp. 183
Claiming Our Power and Using It
Taking a New Stance Toward the Concept of Powerp. 203
Solving Problemsp. 217
Dreaming the Future of Nursingp. 235
Epiloguep. 243
Referencesp. 247
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780826125422
ISBN-10: 0826125425
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 5th December 2008
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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