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

book reviews


In the Face of Death: Professionals Who Care for the Dying and the Bereaved by Danai Papadatou, PhD

"Occasionally I read a book and say to myself that this is a book that I wished I had written. This is such a book! It is a delightful, practical, interesting, and inspiring book! Danai has written a soon-to-be classic in the field! Her writing is excellent! Her use of theories, concepts, history, and models are wonderful!"--Illness, Crisis and Loss


Problem-Solving Therapy: A Treatment Manual by Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP; Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD, ABPP; Thomas D'Zurilla, PhD

"Problem-Solving Therapy: A Treatment Manual is a laudable and distinctive resource that contributes to contemporary and exemplary psychotherapy in a big way."--New England Psychologist


Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: An Interpersonal Approach edited by Jeffrey Jones, DNP, PMHCNS, BC, LNC; Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN; Vickie L. Rogers, DNP, RN

"The editors accomplished a difficult task in developing this well-written, comprehensive psychiatric-mental health nursing text. It is an excellent resource for both the novice nursing student and the practitioner." --Psychiatric Services


Counseling Clients Near the End of Life: A Practical Guide for Mental Health Professionals edited by James Werth, PhD

"I found this book to be a well-written, sensitively presented, and important resource for those engaged in this critical area of work. Thank you, Dr. Werth, for making such a substantial contribution to this field."--Journal of Palliative Care


Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders, 2nd Edition by Susan Penner, MN, MPA, DrPH, RN, CNL

“This is an excellent book for an undergraduate nursing program and this second edition is a remarkable improvement over the first. The core chapters in the first two sections are outstanding contributions, well referenced with meaningful resources, and relevant to the real healthcare environment.”