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

book reviews

Handbook of Minority Aging edited by Keith Whitfield, PhD; Tamara Baker, PhD

"…while practitioners of gerontology, family medicine, and any professional involved in the care of the elderly will find some practical guidance in the second part of the book, it will really earn a place on the bookshelf of anyone and everyone with an interest in US sociology and the development of public policy for the elderly. With the general aging of the population and the book’s accentuation of current issues, this outstanding review will become an indispensable tool."–Healthy Aging Research

Translating Psychological Research Into Practice edited by Lisa Grossman, JD, PhD, ABPP; Steven Walfish, PhD

"It is refreshing to see both a researcher's and a clinician's viewpoint. The case examples in the clinician sections are great learning tools. This is a wonderful reference for both new therapists and seasoned veterans. Researchers also will learn how clinicians use theories in the real world." Score: 92, 4 StarsDoody's Medical Reviews

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care: The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care, Third Edition edited by Elizabeth A. Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN; Michael L. Malone, MD; Paul R. Katz, MD; Mathy Mezey, DSc, EdD, MED, BSN

"The third edition of this encyclopedia provides 273 comprehensive, yet succinct, entries on a variety of topics related to elder care. … In addition, many of the entries include see also references that help readers easily navigate the book. Entries are written at an undergraduate level and would be useful for practitioners, students, and caregivers…Recommended."–Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

Transitioning into Hospital Based Practice: A Guide for Nurse Practitioners and Administrators edited by Mona N. Bahouth, MSN, CRNP; Kay Blum, PhD, CRNP; Shari Simone, MS, RN, CPNP-AC, APRN-BC, FCCM

"This is a unique and needed addition to the nursing literature. Historically, the role of the nurse practitioner was focused on primary care, but as the healthcare environment has changed, so has the need for nurse practitioners in the hospital setting....This valuable resource is a wonderful guide for nurse practitioners and administrators working to successfully create this transition in their organizations." Score: 98, 5 Stars.—Doody's Medical Reviews

Problem-Solving Therapy: A Positive Approach to Clinical Intervention, Third Edition by Thomas D'Zurilla, PhD; Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP

"Through Problem-Solving Therapy: A Treatment Manual, Nezu and colleagues offer an excellent manual that has the potential to help a wide range of individuals cope with life’s challenges. This book is an invaluable addition to any practicing psychologist’s bookshelf."PsycCRITIQUES

Counseling Individuals with Life Threatening Illness, Second Edition by Kenneth J. Doka, PhD

"Counseling Individuals with Life-Threatening Illness provides a practical guide for counselors who work with clients and families impacted by life-threatening illness. The language and content are appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as workshops and trainings for professionals....As the healthcare system continues to evolve, Counseling Individuals with Life-Threatening Illness is a valuable resource for counselors as they find themselves working on interdisciplinary teams with individuals and families impacted by life-threatening illness."The Professional Counselor Journal

Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Ambulatory Obstetric Settings by Nancy J. Cibulka, PhD, WHNP, BC, FNP; Mary Lee Barron, PhD, FNP, BC

"This is a concise, yet comprehensive book. I would recommend that any advanced practice nurse working in obstetrics have it on the bookshelf. It could also be used as protocol manual for small practices." Score: 100, 5 Stars.Doody's Medical Reviews