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Transforming nurses' stress and anger : steps toward healing /
Sandra P. Thomas.
edition
3rd ed.
imprint
New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., c2009.
description
xiii, 279 p.
ISBN
0826125425 (alk. paper), 9780826125422 (alk. paper)
format(s)
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imprint
New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., c2009.
isbn
0826125425 (alk. paper)
9780826125422 (alk. paper)
contents note
Telling our stories : what are nurses stressed and angry about? -- Exposing the consequences of mismanaged anger -- Differentiating between rational and irrational anger -- Modifying nonproductive anger styles -- Combating horizontal and vertical violence -- Forging alliances with patients -- Examining what we learned about anger when growing up -- Overcoming the legacy of a painful or abusive past -- Managing stress and caring for the self -- Taking a new stance toward the concept of power -- Solving problems -- Dreaming the future of nursing.
catalogue key
6705255
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Long Description
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.
Main Description
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.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The nursing profession cannot afford to lose staff to stress-related illnesses and burnout. This book guides nurses to optimise their efficiency and relationships in the workplace, and to solve work-related problems.
Long Description
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
Table of Contents
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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