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Transforming nurses' stress and anger [electronic resource] : steps toward healing / Sandra P. Thomas.

Author/Creator:
Thomas, Sandra P.
Publication:
New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (333 p.)
Edition:
2nd ed.
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Subjects:
Nursing -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Nurses -- Job stress -- United States.
Nurses -- Mental health -- United States.
Anger in the workplace.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award!. This timely second edition is needed now more than ever. Overworked nurses in understaffed health institutions are experiencing considerable stress -- and anger -- which can take its toll in fatigue, physical health problems, depression, and substance abuse. This wise and eloquent book, written by the leading nurse expert on anger research, uses the stories of dozens of ordinary nurses and nurse leaders to describe the consequences of mismanaged anger. Specific strategies for channeling anger into personal and professional empowerment are described, al
Contents:
Telling our stories: what are nurses stressed and angry about?
Exposing the consequences of mismanaged anger
Differentiating between rational and irrational anger
Modifying nonproductive anger styles
Improving interactions with colleagues
Forging alliances with patients
Examining what we learned about anger when growing up
Overcoming the legacy of a painful or abusive past
Managing stress and caring for the self
Claiming our power and using it
Taking a new stance toward the concept of power
Solving problems
Dreaming the future of nursing.
Notes:
Rev. ed. of: Transforming nurses' anger and pain. c1998.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Thomas, Sandra P.
ISBN:
0-8261-2896-3
OCLC:
476263811