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

Strengths-Based Nursing Care: Health And Healing For Person And Family by Laurie N. Gottlieb, PhD, RN

"[This book] is refreshing and timely. In 10 clearly written chapters, Dr. Gottlieb presents the theoretical foundations for strengths-based nursing care (SBNC), and provides practice-oriented examples and strategies for the integration of a human values-based approach that honors and supports transformative professional nursing."--Nursing Forum

Advocacy Strategies for Health and Mental Health Professionals: From Patients to Policies, edited by Stuart Lustig, MD, MPH

"[I]t is becoming much more common for mental health providers to become community mental health advocates, and given the complexities and nuances associated with tasks such as getting involved with legislative issues or fund raising, a work like this serves an important and useful purpose. It is concise, yet revealing, and explains concepts in clear and practical language. Most importantly, it delivers on its promise to transform its readers into more savvy participants in the process of advocating for their mental health patients."--Doody's Medical Reviews

Nurses With Disabilities: Professional Issues and Job Retention by Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, RN, CRRN, APRN, FNP-BC

"This book is a must for all healthcare managers, recruitment, occupational health, human resources and for all nurses working within the healthcare setting to gain a full understanding and dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding disability. It should be on all student nurses reading lists."--Nursing Times

Compact Clinical Guide to Chronic Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses  by Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS

“[P]ractitioners who oversee the treatment of chronic pain in the adult population will likely find this new reference an invaluable addition to their bookshelf.”--Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing

Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope With the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs by William Feigelman, PhD; John Jordan, PhD; John McIntosh, PhD; Beverly Feigelman, LCSW

“Based on my forty year career in grief counseling, I give this work an unqualified recommendation for both professionals who care for grieving parents as well as for parents who are trying to understand their own losses or those of relatives or friends.” --Robert G. Stevenson, EdD in Illness, Crisis, and Loss