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Compassionate Competency

by Emelia Sam

Using compassion as the foundation, Dr. Emelia Sam explores the way in which contemporary healthcare can be transformed from the inside out. Combining elements of mindfulness and emotional intelligence, this...

Compassionate Competency

by Emelia Sam

Using compassion as the foundation, Dr. Emelia Sam explores the way in which contemporary healthcare can be transformed from the inside out. Combining elements of mindfulness and emotional intelligence, this...

Case Management

by Arthur J. Frankel, Sheldon R. Gelman & Diane K. Pastor

Over the course of twenty years and across three editions, this text has approached case management as both an art and a science by providing students and practitioners with the basics of case management theory,...

Humanism, Nursing, Communication and Holistic Care: a Position Paper

by Bonnie Weaver Battey Ph.D. R.N.

The purpose of this book is to present cohesive, introductory information, drawn from the disciplines of speech communication, interpersonal communication, and nursing. It is proposed by the author to establish...

Touched by Angels of Mercy

by Laura Lagana

Touched by Angels of Mercy contains small doses of genuine life, from nurses, patients and caregivers, that touch the heart and foster healing. This collection of short stories and poems, interspersed with tasteful...

Nursing Is Caring

by Beverly Wheeler & Melissa Maschke

Nurses work long hours, deal with difficult patients, and their job gets messy. So why do so many men and women enter the profession?

That question is answered in Nursing Is Caring, which highlights the experiences...

Black Jack to Prevent a Surgery Setback

by Stacey Karseras

Are you aware of the risks before, during, and after surgery or receiving an anesthetic? Everyone has risks. Health, lifestyle, or habits may increase these risks and everyone is not a candidate for this type...

The Cancer Experience: The Doctor, the Patient, the Journey

by Roy B. Sessions & D. D. D. Pellegrino

The Cancer Experience instructs doctors, medical students, and health care workers involved in cancer care on the proper role of medicine, the role of doctors, and the opportunities for connecting with patients...

Communication Strategies in Medical Settings

by Katalin Varga

The purpose of this book is to demonstrate the power of suggestive techniques for solving medical problems. In everyday practice health professionals often face situations where they have to handle people in...

Do I Have an Environmental Disease?

by Walter Wortberg

Despite new scientific possibilities in diagnostics and therapy, chronic diseases – including cancer – continue to increase dramatically. This is not only a threat to peoples’ health, but also a financial...

Visting Nurse

by Alice Brennan


Lovely and dedicated Arleen Anderson, a visiting nurse in the slum section of Saltboro, Michigan knew that she would need both her courage and love of nursing to face the daily visits to her...

The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching

by Darlene R. Hess & Barbara M. Dossey

This book describes the rapidly emerging role of Nurse Coach – a role that speaks to the heart of nursing, but one that all providers can embrace. Nurse Coaching is all about interaction with clients in a...

The Acute-Care Nurse Practitioner

by Judy Rashotte

From the moment it was first proposed, the role of the nurse practitioner has been steeped in controversy. In the fields of both nursing and medicine, the idea that a nurse practitioner can, to some degree,...

The Complexities of Care

by Sioban Nelson & Suzanne Gordon

"Nursing, everyone believes, is the caring profession. Texts on caring line the walls of nursing schools and student shelves. Indeed, the discipline of nursing is often known as the ?caring science.’ Because...

Bedside Manners

by Scott Reeves, Suzanne Gordon, Lisa Hayes & Lucian L. Leape

In recent years, there has been growing awareness of the need for interprofessional cooperation in healthcare. Countless studies have shown that genuine teamwork and team intelligence are critical to patient...

Safety in Numbers

by Suzanne Gordon, John Buchanan & Tanya Bretherton

Legally mandated nurse-to-patient ratios are one of the most controversial topics in health care today. Ratio advocates believe that minimum staffing levels are essential for quality care, better working conditions,...

Taking Turns

by Mk Czerwiec

In 1994, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, MK Czerwiec took her first nursing job, at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, as part of the caregiving staff of HIV/AIDS Care Unit...

A Patient's Guide to Surgery

by Jennifer West Rn Cnor Rnfa

This book is a step-by-step guide through the medical aspect of surgery, beginning with a walk into the hospital or surgery center and ending with recovery details. It contains the basic knowledge to help patients...

Stay, Breathe with Me: The Gift of Compassionate Medicine

by Helen Allison & Irene Allison

From the voices of the seriously ill, their families, and a specialist with a lifelong experience in caring for them comes the wisdom of a person-centered approach-one that brings heart and compassion back into...

Mental Health Nursing

by K. Madhav Naidu

This book identifies all the essential skills that are believed to be fundamental to the practice of mental health nursing. These skills can be used with different patients and service users and transferred,...