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


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

"Legal Self-Defense for Mental Health Practitioners is interesting, informative, and committed to professional, ethical quality care of service recipients....Woody offers many useful risk management strategies for mental health professionals....[and his] discussions are provocative and are supported by current, well-established references."—PsycCRITIQUES


Nurses in War: Voices from Iraq and Afghanistan by Elizabeth Scannell-Desch, PhD, RN; Mary Ellen Doherty, PhD, RN, CNM

“Scannell-Desch and Doherty have written a compelling story about nursing during a war….the book features…nursing in another dimension, providing a fascinat­ing inside look at military deployment.”—Oncology Nursing Forum


Implementing Culture Change in Long-Term Care: Benchmarks and Strategies for Management and Practice by Elaine T. Jurkowski, MSW, PhD

"As one who is involved in the culture change movement and is trying to review the huge volume of available resources, I find it refreshing to have a book that draws it all together....I highly recommend this book to administrators who are overwhelmed at the thought of implementing change in their environment. The author has done an excellent job of making it seem quite possible to make culture change a reality."—Doody's Medical Reviews