Making a Difference in Patients Lives

Author: Sandra Buechler
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0203894227
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Winner of the 2009 Gradiva Award for Outstanding Psychoanalytic Publication! Within the title of her book, Making a Difference in Patients' Lives, Sandra Buechler echoes the hope of all clinicians. But, she counters, experience soon convinces most of us that insight, on its own, is often not powerful enough to have a significant impact on how a life is actually lived. Many clinicians and therapists have turned toward emotional experience, within and outside the treatment setting, as a resource. How can the immense power of lived emotional experience be harnessed in the service of helping patients live richer, more satisfying lives? Most patients come into treatment because they are too anxious, or depressed, or don’t seem to feel alive enough. Something is wrong with what they feel, or don’t feel. Given that the emotions operate as a system, with the intensity of each affecting the level of all the others, it makes sense that it would be an emotional experience that would have enough power to change what we feel. But, ironically, the wider culture, and even psychoanalysts, seem to favor "solutions" that aim to mute emotionality, rather than relying on one emotion to modify another. We turn to pharmaceutical, cognitive, or behavioral change to make a difference in how life feels. Because we are afraid of emotional intensity, we cut off our most powerful source of regulation. In clear, jargon-free prose that utilizes both clinical vignettes and excerpts from poetry, art, and literature, Buechler explores how the power to feel can become the power to change. Through an active empathic engagement with the patient and an awareness of the healing potential inherent in each of our fundamental emotions, the clinician can make a substantial difference in the patient’s capacity to embrace life.

Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing

Author: Bessie L. Marquis
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781772464
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now in its Sixth Edition, this foremost leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. More than 225 case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. Case studies cover a variety of settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and community health. The book addresses timely issues such as leadership development, staffing, delegation, ethics and law, organizational, political, and personal power, management and technology, and more. Web links and learning exercises appear in each chapter. An Instructor's CD-ROM includes a testbank and PowerPoint slides.

Making a Difference

Author: Sharon Hudacek
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
ISBN: 1930538154
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Making a Difference: Stories from the Point of Care, Volume I, is the revised and updated version of the immensely successful Making a Difference book that was first published in 2000. Like the original, this book reminds nurses why they chose their profession ... and makes health care consumers glad they did! Gripping the heart, it is a compelling collection of personal experiences told by nurses around the world. The stories are woven together by the insightful observations of Sharon Hudacek, RN, EdD, and paint a true picture of how nurses impact the lives of patientsfrom the moment life begins to the moment it ends. Complete with a new cover and easier-to-read format, the book includes a new introduction and 13 all-new stories from the point of care.

Nursing Student Retention

Author: Marianne R. Jeffreys, EdD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109500
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the only book to offer an evidence-based model for retaining students and ensuring success across the nursing education spectrum. It is designed to assist faculty in creating, implementing, and evaluating student retention and academic success strategies. This model, Nursing Undergraduate Retention and Success (NURS), can be used effectively with all kinds of nursing programs, both traditional and nontraditional, including diploma, ADN, RN-BS, and accelerated BS. The book features the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit, an easy-to-use digital toolkit for assessment and planning that is thoroughly cross-referenced and integrated into the text. Together, these complementary resources offer a wide selection of educational activities and support strategies for diverse learners and settings. The text provides guidelines for maximizing educational strengths, identifying and assessing at-risk students, facilitating student retention, and revitalizing teaching methods. It examines the multidimensional factors that must be considered, including cultural values and beliefs, and describes proven strategies for promoting retention and academic success such as faculty advisement, promoting professional events and membership, peer partnerships, and enrichment programs. Nursing Student Retention, with its breadth of information and one-of-a-kind digital toolkit, will be of great value to nurse educators, administrators, and graduate students. This new edition features: An easy-to-use format that includes the Nursing Student Retention Toolkit,a digital adjunct containing assessment tools, and templates for designing, implementing, and evaluating retention strategies Chapters updated to provide a wealth of new information and evidence-based strategies Real-life scenarios featuring diverse learners and settings Vignettes to synthesize and demonstrate application of learning

Live to Make A Difference

Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0849949408
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Featuring key selections from Outlive Your Life, this booklet embodies the spirit of making a difference in the church as well as the local community, region, and world. Perfect for giving away to your church community, small group, or neighbors.

Reflections Nurses as Educators

Author: B. A. Nurse Educator
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595890997
Format: PDF, ePub
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Providing students with small steps of freedom in their new practice provides them with an increasing self confidence and reassurance that they are acquiring necessary and useful skills. Sharing the moment of discovery with a student is what I find so rewarding. Being able to make a difference in the education of a nurse makes all the other trials and tribulations encountered along the way seem worthwhile. Shirley Pearson, Room to Grow, Reflections: Nurses as Educators

Live Learn Lead to Make a Difference

Author: Don Soderquist
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1418585114
Format: PDF
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In LIVE LEARN LEAD to Make a Difference, Don in his passionate and intentional manner will help direct readers with valuable strategies to help them become better leaders with values of integrity and ethics to learn how to make a difference with those around them in the workplace and in other areas of their life. "In order to lead effectively, a person must first know how to live to make a difference in their own life, learn how to make a difference in other people's lives, and most importantly lead to make a difference through ethics and integrity that exemplify God's highest and best," Don Soderquist.

The Handbook of Medicinal Chemistry

Author: Andrew Davis
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1849736251
Format: PDF, ePub
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Developed to provide a comprehensive guide, the Handbook of Medicinal Chemistry has been revised and brought up to date to cover the past, present and future of the entire drug development process.

A Life That Matters

Author: P. K. Hallinan
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825488664
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Invaluable insights for building a meaningful life There comes a time in every person's life when they wonder: does anything I do really matter? In this inspiring book, bestselling author P.K. Hallinan shows readers how to answer that question with a resounding yes! With encouraging stories from his life and others, Hallinan lays out five immensely practical steps readers can follow to achieve a more meaningful life: -Work hard -Go in the strength you have -Finish what you start -Be patient -Help other people along the way While other books and authors try to tell readers how to change their personality or way of thinking to find their purpose, P.K. Hallinan shows that true life change is not about thinking, but about doing. "A Life That Matters" does not try to change how people feel, but how they act. It teaches that no matter what someone is doing, with a redirection of focus he or she can make a real and lasting difference in the world. Life is a journey. "A Life That Matters" shows readers how to make their journey as productive and satisfying as possible.

Making A Difference In Life

Author: Stanley Justin
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490727604
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Making A Difference In Life is basically organized into a series of fundamental and inspirational quotes that will motivate you from where you once were to a new you. Things that are being done by you that prevents you from moving forward in life especially your attitude you display in life will make you a difference from the start when you fall to the start when you get up, it is good to fall in life so you can work either on your weak areas or something that was done and you shouldn't have done but your attitude will now call into effect when you have to stand up. Most times people gossip about persons too much while their work and other personal works are keep behind, that off course can impose a major sinkage on you as an individual. Most times when i tell people to better themselves, they think i am asking them to be like somebody, NO! bettering yourself is not like wanting to be like somebody, in life you must never want to be like somebody apart from yourself and you must have faith, trust and courage in yourself in order to move further, your family, friends, co-worker may not have trust in you but as long you have in yourself you good too go. The biggest problems most teens have is listening to the Naysayer and this book have a very good point in this topic Naysayers are the last thing to see around and entertain from my experience i will encourage you don't listen to the Naysayer, people telling you can't do this or that. You must always listen to yourself, trust yourself people never know your full potential until they see it, i remembered when working on this project i remembered clearly some persons told me that i will never write this book but if i had listened i won't but i continued my work because i knew i could have did it, i had faith and most importantly encouraged myself. Never be afraid to make decisions because if you don't you will be paralyzed and you will never made a difference, you must always be willing to try.