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


Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual: Second Edition by Ruth Wittmann-Price, PhD, CNS, RN, CNE; Maryann Godshall, MS, PhD, CNE, CCRN, CPN; Linda Wilson, PhD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, BC, CNE

"This is a treasure trove for those preparing for the CNE examination. For those adding certification to their goals list, this book is a must have."--Doody's Medical Reviews


Health Policy and Advanced Practice Nursing: Impact and Implications edited by Kelly A. Goudreau, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN; Mary Smolenski, EdD, MS, FNP, FAANP, CAE

"There are many policy books, but none are written by APRNs or focus just on APRN practice. This topic is critical in today's healthcare reform movement. APRNs are at the core, or can be, if they use their practice knowledge and education to shape policy...[The] editors eloquently make the case that policy formation is a critical nursing skill."--Doody's Medical Reviews


Foundations of Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation edited by Rick Robinson, PhD, MBA, LMHC, CRC, CVE, NCC, D/ABVE

"Bluntly, Robinson's text offers one of the most important contributions to the field of vocational rehabilitation over the last decade...Robinson and colleagues have created a classic for the field of Rehabilitation Counseling. The book is not sensationalistic, offering a slanted view from a defense or plaintiff perspective, but rather presents information from a non-biased viewpoint. This is the type of book that could be purchased during graduate school and used as a reference point for the practicing professional throughout their career."--The Rehabilitation Professional


Legal Self Defense for Mental Health Practitioners: Quality Care and Risk Management Strategies by Robert Woody, PhD, JD

"It is difficult to find books that provide such a wealth of information on legal issues for practicing clinicians. This is a solidly written, invaluable resource that all practicing mental health professionals must read." Score: 97, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews


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

"The array of topics covered is amazing, making this book a valuable, significant resource for many disciplines...This multidisciplinary review of the literature on minority aging presents the scholarship related to public health and 'social, behavioral, and biological concerns' of aged minorities like no other publication. Graduate students will certainly be well-served by this book, as would faculty teaching aging at both undergraduate and graduate levels...Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries