In this monthly feature, we collect a few excerpts from reviews of our books.  Here is a sampling of our September book reviews:

Caring Science, Mindful Practice: Implementing Watson's Human Caring Theory, by Kathleen Sitzman PhD, RN, CNE (Editor) and Jean Watson PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN (Editor)

“Sitzman and Watsons' book is an invaluable resource… The strength of this book is its simplicity on one level yet its complexity as the reader works throughout the layers incorporated within the book.”--Nursing Times

Adult CCRN Certification Review: Think in Questions, Learn by Rationale, by Kendra Menzies Kent, RN, MS, CCRN, CNRN, RN-BC

"It does an excellent job of reviewing the relevant content, with good thought-provoking questions. It is followed by NCLEX style questions and rationales. The book is thorough and current... The author does a very good job of covering important critical care content and includes questions with a variety of difficulty. The book is easy to use and will be an excellent resource for any nurse preparing for the CCRN exam." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews

Clinical Gerontological Social Work Practice, by Robert Youdin PhD, LCSW

"This book has a forward-thinking orientation that reflects the reality of aging with older adults throughout the aging life course... Dr. Youdin integrates an advanced clinical social work practice with in-depth knowledge of evidence-based practice as well asd geriatric medicine, psychiatry and gerontology." -- The Lamp

Public Health and Aging: Maximizing Function and Well-Being, Second Edition, by Steven M. Albert, PhD, MSc, MSPH, and Vicki A. Freedman, PhD

 "This book promotes the development and maintenance of optimal physical, mental, and social functioning, irrespective of acquired diseases and with due recognition of the senescent changes that accompany late life. Updated, revised, and significantly expanded, this second edition contains new chapters that examine chronic disease, long-term care, and ethical issues in public health and aging. The book also serves as a resource to health professionals and students, delineating what measures health care professionals can take to help elderly populations not only maintain but optimise their health." -- The Lamp

Transitioning From LPN/LVN to BSN, by Nancy Duphily DNP, RN-BC

"This book addresses competence in leadership and management, critical thinking, cultural intelligence, information technology, and professional writing, as well as legal and ethical concerns. It focuses on the role of the RN within an inter-professional team, describes the experience of returning to an academic setting, and the challenges of and strategies for accomplishing a successful role transition. Numerous reflective exercises, case vignettes, and online case studies reinforce the content." -- The Lamp

Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models by K. Bryant Smalley Ph.D., Psy.D. (Editor) and Jacob Warren, Ph.D. (Editor)

"[A] welcome addition to the rural health care practitioner's tool kit. It will energize those interested in vulnerable rural residents and their unique characteristics through a public health perspective... Highly recommended."--CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

Sex Trafficking: A Clinical Guide for Nurses by Mary De Chesnay PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN (Editor)

"[A]n indispensable volume for nurse educators to use to help to inform new generations of nurses about the topic of sex trafficking...What is striking about this book is its readability. It draws the reader into the chapters with its engaging scenarios and pertinent information... A highly readable guide to sex trafficking for U.S. nurses and other health care professionals." -- Journal of Transcultural Nursing