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

Building a Culture of Patient Safety Through Simulation: An Interprofessional Learning Model, by Kathleen Gallo PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

"This book provides a dynamic and comprehensive interprofessional approach to building a culture of safety by using simulation across clinical and education spheres in healthcare... This is a comprehensive guide and resource for healthcare organizations, educators, and diverse interprofessional healthcare team members to use to improve patient safety efforts to adapt to the ever-changing, complex world of healthcare. Its practical application is pertinent in transforming the education and practice of medicine, nursing, and other health-related fields... Weighted Numerical Score: 99 - 5 Stars" -- Patricia West, MS, BSN, Michigan State University College of Nursing, Doody's Book Reviews

DNP Capstone Projects: Exemplars of Excellence in Practice, by Barbara A. Anderson DrPH, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

"This unique book not only explains the introduction of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) role but also bridges the DNP essentials with the evidence-based practice framework. It includes wonderful examples of exciting scholarship, but also illustrates how the evidence is then translated into clinical practice...This is a wonderful resource for students completing a DNP degree. It is an excellent book for expanding the understanding of the capstone project and the importance of dissemination of nursing knowledge to improve patient care and outcomes. Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!" -- Kathleen Woodruff, Doody's Medical Reviews

Psychology of Trauma 101, by Lesia Ruglass PhD, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

"Psychology of Trauma 101 is exceptionally well-written, easy to read, and enriched with empirical findings and discussions related to trauma psychology. Therefore, this book would help any beginning mental health professional better understand the current state of trauma research, theory, and treatment; and thus, Psychology of Trauma 101 is highly recommended. " -- Erin K. Poindexter, Journal of Loss and Trauma

Theories Guiding Nursing Research and Practice: Making Nursing Knowledge Development Explicit, by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

"[This book] has its origins in courses taught by the editors and their collaborators for doctoral students. It therefore addresses the need to focus on how theories can be applied in the real world of clinical practice and the research based on it. Introductory and concluding sections make the case for the importance of theoretical frameworks when developing practice and research settings. Eighteen chapters cover individual theoretical approaches. While some, such as the theory of human caring and transformational leadership theory, will be familiar to many readers in the UK, others cover new territory... SCORE: 4/5 stars." -- John Adams , honorary research associate, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery , Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Nursing Standard

Psychology of Love 101, by Karin Sternberg PhD

"Reflecting the breath of love's myriad effects and possible causes, as well as the relatively recent volume of systematic scientific inquiry into these, the love literature is sprawling and unruly. Sternberg, however, has done an excellent job of selecting representative approaches and findings and presenting them to students in an organized, scholarly, and engaging way." -- Ellen Berscheid, PhD, Regents' Professor of Psychology Emeritus, University of Minnesota

Spiritual Competency in Psychotherapy, by Philip Brownell M.Div., Psy.D.

"Reading the book Spiritual Competency in Psychotherapy was like having a series of extended conversations with a good friend about what really matters in psychotherapy and life. Philip Brownell generously shares his experiences, insights, knowledge, questions, and struggles about spirituality and psychotherapy in this book. By the time we finished reading it, we felt grateful for the gems of insight we discovered... Brownell is honest and authentic throughout his book as he portrays how religion and spirituality can be both a source of emotional distress and a powerful healing resource. As readers of the book enjoy their own “conversations” with Brownell, we are convinced they will be rewarded with rich insights into how spirituality can be integrated into psychotherapy in a mature, competent, and ethical manner." -- P. Scott Richards and Peter W. Sanders, PsycCRITIQUES

 Nursing Rural America: Perspectives from the Early 20th Century, by John Kirchgessner PhD, RN, PNP

"This book offers an interesting historical backdrop to nursing in rural parts of the US. Each of the nine chapters presents an individual case study from a different geographic area and focuses on a different ethnic population... Recommended. Nursing collections serving all levels of students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners." -- J. Clawson, University of Central Missouri, CHOICE

Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse: A How-To Guide for Evidence-Based Practice, by Kathleen Wheeler PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

"Dr. Wheeler has skillfully crafted a text that covers basic psychiatric principles and skills from developing a therapeutic relationship and assessing and diagnosing the client to providing evidence-based psychotherapy for a variety of patient populations... This text is an excellent primer for teaching therapy skills and, although targeting graduate psychiatric nursing students, would prove equally valuable for students of any mental health discipline. It is also a resource for experienced clinicians wanting to expand their understanding of trauma and how adaptive information processing might be used as an organizing framework for all psychotherapy." -- Linda Mabey, Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, DESCRIPTION

The Aging Networks: A Guide to Programs and Services, 8th Edition, by Kelly Niles-Yokum PhD, MPA, Donna L. Wagner PhD

"The eighth edition of Aging Networks is particularly well-suited for use in the classroom, and can be used or adapted for a wide variety of disciplines including gerontology, social work, public health, public administration, nursing and other health professions... This small volume is not only an excellent learning tool, but also a “must-have” handbook for aging professionals in many fields."        -- Noreen A. Shugrue, Research Associate, University of Connecticut Center on Aging, Farmington, CT, Educational Gerontology

Nurses Making Policy: From Bedside to Boardroom, by Rebecca Patton MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN

"There is a plethora of policy books on the market, but none illustrate the steps in the policy process better than this one. The high caliber editors and contributors, all of whom have been involved in policy work, bring years of experience to illustrate the key points... This publication is timely as the shift in healthcare requires input from all health professionals, but especially nurses who are at the frontline of healthcare change and delivery. This outstanding resource will help motivate many more nurses to get involved in the policy process... Weighted Numerical Score: 93 - 4 Stars!" -- Doody's Medical Reviews

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

"This wonderful and insightful book is an excellent resource for providers caring for women experiencing pain. This group of patients is considered a vulnerable population that is often faced with issues of power imbalance and lack of understanding from the healthcare professionals charged with providing them assistance. This unique book is an excellent resource for all primary care providers and pain management providers... Weighted Numerical Score: 99 - 5 Stars!" -- Kathleen Woodruff, Doody's Medical Reviews

The Neuropsychology of Cortical Dementias, by Chad A. Noggle PhD, ABN

"This book provides an overview of the cognitive and behavioral profiles of the cortical dementias in a readable and clinically relevant manner. Its emphasis on disease entities primarily affecting cortical structures allows for a more comprehensive description of the latest insights into the pathogenesis and assessment of a number of different disease processes... Weighted Numerical Score: 98 - 5 Stars!" -- Melissa Jones, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine), Doody's Medical Reviews

Health Literacy in Nursing: Providing Person-Centered Care, by Terri Ann Parnell MA, DNP, RN

“Dr. Parnell has captured the essence of health literacy and cultural competence, not only for nurses, but also applicable to all care providers and community workers…. [and] provides us with a road map to enhance our success through health literacy and cultural competence. This is a must read for all health professionals.” -- Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS (From the Foreword), 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002–2006), Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona

History of Psychology 101, by David Devonis PhD

"This book’s great strength is the way it weaves psychology between events and trends in society. It shows that psychology isn’t separate, watching through a one-way mirror, but that psychology and society are threads woven together in the same tapestry. Key theories and ‘big names’ fit into a story that makes sense, and become more human than legend... The writing style is clear and direct; I found myself looking forward to each chapter... [A] highly informative book that would benefit students, psychologists and aspiring psychologists." -- Dr. Francis Quinn, Robert Gordon University, The Psychologist

Caring Science, Mindful Practice, by Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE and Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

"Caring Science, Mindful Practice offers unique and practical project examples that nurses will consider for their practice or educational settings. With its integration of Watson's caring science and mindfulness principles, Sitzman and Watson have extended knowledge of Watson's caring science and caritas processes through integrating Thich Nhat Hahn's mindfulness perspective and practices. The book offers rich examples of nursing projects that may broaden nursing care for greater patient and student satisfaction and assist nurses with holistic self-care." -- Gale Robinson-Smith, PhD, RN is Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Villanova University, International Journal for Human Caring