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

Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice by H. Michael Dreher, PhD, RN; Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC

"This is a unique book that will be valuable to both graduate students and professional advanced practice nurses. Since the role of the DNP graduate is evolving, this is an important contribution to the field. It focuses on the developing discussion of practice and graduate degrees in the field of nursing and provides up-to-date information about the evolving and expanding roles of DNP graduate nurses." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews

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

"The book is important for its contributions to knowledge of a complex and illusive subject, and also—perhaps as importantly—a model for personal growth in the context of loss through learning and connection."--Clinical Social Work Journal

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

"This is the first book to provide an in-depth exploration of strengths-based nursing care. It includes personal stories from practicing nurses and expert consultants using SBC, which enhances interest and credibility. It is filled with exercises and examples to help educators or nurses include SBC in their practice. As Dr. Benner states, the book is 'accessible and easy to read but requires much personal and professional reflection.'" Score: 98, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews

Assistive Technologies and Other Supports for People With Brain Impairment by Marcia Scherer, PhD, MPH, FACRM

"This book is an extensive and impressive overview, not only of current research in assistive technology (AT), but also of its relationship to cognitive dysfunction, and of the experiences that people with cognitive disabilities present from birth or due to acquired brain injury....[It] will be valuable not only for healthcare professionals, but also as a knowledge base for users, families, and carers."--Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine

Fast Facts for Dementia Care: What Nurses Need to Know in a Nutshell by Carol Miller, MSN, RN-BC

"This is an excellent resource for nurses working in any care setting with persons with dementia. It provides a clear, common-sense approach to providing nursing care, regardless of whether it is in an emergency room, home, or nursing home."--Score: 95, 4 Stars. Doody's Medical Reviews