This year, the American Journal of Nursing named eight of our books as winners of the 2014 AJN Book of the Year awards in their respective categories. Thanks to our nursing authors, Springer Publishing had more individual books honored this year than any other winning publisher, and tied for the most awards won by a single publisher. This weekly feature showcases our winning authors and their outstanding titles.

Workplace Mental Health

Manual for Nurse Managers

"This text provides a comprehensive overview, if not thesis, of the contributing factors to workplace stress and how to revisit [them] and our own mental health. How can nurses and health care workplaces expect to offer health and healing when such basic foundational human dynamics of mental health are not addressed? This work opens the door to both the dynamics and the deep dimensions of the root issues facing humanity and our places of work and play."

Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN (From the Foreword)

"This is a wonderful addition to leadership and management personnel and a good resource for any nurse. Too often nurses hide these issues and we need to make others aware of what can occur and take steps to bring these conditions out in the open. It is definitely a worthwhile addition to any nursing library... Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!"

-- Doody's Book Reviews

The book explores the characteristics of health care work environments that promote stress at personal and organizational levels, providing evidence-based improvement strategies for creating healthier, more respectful workplace environments. Learn More

About the Author

Lisa Adams

Lisa Y. Adams, PhD, MSc, RN, is Course Instructor, Athabasca University, Alberta, CA; MacEwan University, Alberta, Canada; and Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada. She also works as a Mental Health and Addictions Consultant, Department of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Adams’ research and academic interests are mental health nursing for seniors, corrections/forensics, and addictions and criminology, and she is currently doing a post-doctorate bridging mental illness and corrections. She has completed and/or published several peer-reviewed research studies and articles. Dr. Adams is chapter President of The Canadian Gerontological Nurse’s Association and is a Volunteer Peer Reviewer for Aging and Mental Health, Health and Social Care in the Community, and Healthcare Management Forum. She is also an editorial board member for the Healthcare Management Forum.