Caring for the Caregiver: A Nurse's Journey to Health and Inner Peace

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<ul><li><p>AORN JOURNAL NOVEMBER 1993. VOL 58, NO 5 </p><p>diagnosis in almost every clinical situation. This book is available from Springhouse </p><p>Publishing Co, 11 11 Bethlehem Pike, Springhouse, PA 19477. </p><p>KAREN RICHARDSON, RN, BSN, CNOR NURSING COORDINATOR/OR, PACU, ASU </p><p>JOHN T. MATHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PORT JEFFERSON, NY </p><p>Nursing Assessment and Diagnosis, second ed By Janis P . Bellack, Barbara J . Edlund 1 9 9 2 , 8 3 7 ~ ~ $48.75 hardback </p><p>This second edition presents a comprehensive analysis of nursing assessment and diagnosis as the basis of the nursing process. The book will help nurses improve their assessment and diag- nostic skills, which will allow them to identify individual patient needs and nursing interven- tion problems effectively. </p><p>The books first section identifies the knowl- edge, skills, and values necessary to establish a nursing assessment and diagnosis. The authors describe interviewing techniques and explain documentation methods. In addition, they include a taxonomy of the nursing diagnoses approved in 1990 by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association. Each diagnosis includes definitions, defining characteristics, and related factors. </p><p>The second section addresses assessment. The authors present an in-depth evaluation of a patients family, culture, environment, develop- ment, and psychosocial and physiological sta- tus. The assessment chapters are based on four basic ideas: background knowledge, nursing history concepts, clinical appraisal and screen- ing items, and related nursing diagnoses. The book also covers the special needs of pregnant women, neonates, infants, children, adoles- cents, and older patients. </p><p>Each chapter begins with an outline and list of objectives and ends with a summary of key points. Readers are able to practice their assess- ment and diagnostic skills by reading practice scenarios and a case study. The books numer- ous tables, illustrations, and assessment </p><p>methodologies are extremely useful. The title for this second edition is new, and </p><p>many valuable features have been added to achieve an expanded focus. I highly recom- mend this book to anyone interested in nursing assessments and diagnoses. </p><p>This book is available from Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc, One Exeter Plaza, Boston, MA 021 16. </p><p>ROSEMARY ANN ROTH, RN, MSN, CNOR </p><p>THE GENESEE HOSPITAL ROCHESTER, NY </p><p>DIRECTOR/SURGICAL SUITE </p><p>GENERAL INTEREST </p><p>Caring for the Caregiver: A Nurses Journey to Health and Inner Peace By Roberta M. Jarrett 1 9 9 3 , 1 8 8 ~ ~ $12.95 paperback </p><p>This thought-provoking text is geared toward nurses but would be useful to anyone. Despite the title, this is a self-help book rather than a description of a nurses journey. </p><p>The author demonstrates an understanding of the personal and professional stresses that nurs- es deal with daily. She combines quotes, phras- es from other books, and her personal experi- ence to provide stress management techniques. The author covers the material thoroughly and guides the reader to self-awareness and discov- ery. </p><p>Readers should take the time to follow the books step-by-step program. The style is easy to read and will appeal to anyone interested in self-improvement. At the end of each chapter, the author lists several questions for contempla- tion and provides a list of books for further study. </p><p>This book is available from Happy Talk Books, 2951 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Suite 161, Beaverton, OR 97005. </p><p>KARLEEN MCGILL, RN, BSN, COHN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSE CONSULTANT </p><p>RIVERVIEW HOSPITALWORKMED NOBLESVILLE. IND </p><p>1042 </p></li></ul>

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