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

Fast Facts for the Operating Room Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell, by Theresa Criscitelli, EdD, RN, CNOR

"The concise, easy-to-access resource is aimed at nurses who are new to the operating room and the experienced nurses who guide them... The $30 book contains a wealth of current, evidence-based clinical practice information that perioperative nurses need daily." --Dan O'Connor, Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Mental Health Practice in Today’s Schools: Issues and Interventionsby Raymond H. Witte, PhD, NCSP and G. Susan Mosley- Howard, PhD

"Mental Health Practice in Today’s Schools: Issues and Interventions provides a comprehensive guide to the mental health issues of students in our schools and practical school-wide prevention and intervention strategies to address these challenges. This text will likely serve as an essential resource for mental health practitioners and educators working in the schools for years to come." --Michael A. Keim, NCC, Columbus State University, The Professional Counselor

Caring Science, Mindful Practice: Implementing Watson's Human Caring Theoryedited 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, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Villanova University, International Journal for Human Caring

Understanding Pastoral Counseling, edited by Elizabeth Maynard, PhD, and Jill Snodgrass, PhD

"Professors Snodgrass and Maynard have done their field a service in bringing together all that is here. The American Association of Pastoral Counselors now has a splendid contemporary text to present themselves to other fields whose members may yet wonder 'What has religion (or spirituality) or pastoral counseling have to do with the healing arts?' There was in a past era the critique and complaint that the pastoral care and counseling field did not have a literature and history that allowed it to stand as intellectually serious colleagues with others in more traditional theological disciplines. Now they have an answer in this book." -- Curtis W. Hart, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, Journal of Religion and Health

"[O]ne of the top five books on the subject of pastoral counseling and an outstanding book on the integration of pastoral counseling and the counseling profession... an invaluable resource for scholars, pastoral counseling students, and pastors who want to deepen into their understanding of the counseling aspect of the pastoral ministry in the twenty-first century. I am sure this book will be in the desk of pastors and counselors for many decades." --Ruben de Rus, Recursos Ministeriales/Resources for Ministry

Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Contemporary Perspectives, Institutions, and Practicesedited by Judith Stillion, PhD, CT and Thomas Attig, PhD

"[A]n impressive collection of 27 chapters from professionals working in the field of thanatology, death studies, bereavement, suicide, and traumatology... Generally speaking, this was an exceptionally edited volume that was wide enough in scope to provide a historical context from a multidisciplinary perspective." -- Robert C. Intrieri, PsycCRITIQUES

Narrative Gerontology in Research and Practiceby Kate De Medeiros, PhD

"This book will no doubt support a growing number of us who see [narrative gerontology] as a field with much potential, within and outside of academia. -- Kathy D. Lohr, Ed.D., East Carolina University, Educational Gerontology

Nursing Home Federal Requirements, 8th Edition: Guidelines to Surveyors and Survey Protocols, by James E. Allen, PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP

"Allen’s Nursing Home Federal Requirements, now updated and revised in a user-friendly Eighth Edition, is a vital nursing home administration text. Without exaggeration, it can be called the bible of federal nursing home requirements." -- Christopher Cherney, San Jose State University, and Darlene Yee-Melichar, Professor of Gerontology, San Francisco State University, Educational Gerontology