Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Transforming Nurses' Stress and Anger

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

Transforming Nurses' Stress and Anger

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Transforming Nurses' Stress and Anger by Sandra P. Thomas, PhD, RN, FMN; New York: Springer Publishing, 2004; 318 pages, $36.95

An invaluable and timely resource, Transforming Nurses' Stress and Anger shares the perspectives of nurses, managers, leaders, educators, deans, and administrators in a variety of practice settings. Each chapter is logically organized, and each clarifies and defines issues or problems created by stress and anger.

The author meticulously and effectively integrates research applications throughout the book to provide supportive evidence and rationales for the content. Each chapter contains a self-assessment, an interpretation of results, and practical and realistic steps toward healing. Along with strategies for the nurse to apply, there are rationales for each step, brief stories, and an historical perspective on how issues of anger and stress have been handled in the past. The author shares the outcomes of effective anger management and demonstrates how nurses have attained improved satisfaction in relationships.

The first part of this book speaks to those issues that are contributing to anger in nurses. Here the reader sees what can happen when anger is mismanaged. Part 2 uses the perspectives of nurses, managers, physicians, and educators to discusses the importance of developing collegial relationships and forging alliances with others. …

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