Transforming Nurses' Stress and Anger

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Transforming Nurses' Stress and Anger

SKU# 9780826125422

Steps toward Healing, Third Edition

Author: Sandra P. Thomas PhD, RN, FAAN


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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 stressÖ.It tackles very important issues that lead to burnout and provides an exceptionally comprehensive analysisÖ.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

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 05, 2008
  • Page Count 296
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826125422
  • EISBN 9780826125439

Table of Contents 

Chapter 1. Telling Our Stories: What Are Nurses Stressed and Angry About?
Chapter 2. Exposing the Consequences of Mismanaged Anger
Chapter 3. Differentiating Between Rational and Irrational Anger
Chapter 4. Modifying Nonproductive Anger Styles
Chapter 5. Improving Interactions with Colleagues
Chapter 6. Forging Alliances with Patients
Chapter 7. Examining What We Learned About Anger While Growing Up
Chapter 8. Overcoming the Legacy of a Painful or Abusive Past
Chapter 9. Managing Stress and Caring for the Self
Chapter 10. Taking a New Stance Toward the Concept of Power
Chapter 11. Solving Problems and Developing Leadership Skills
Chapter 12. Dreaming the Future of Nursing