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Author Thomas, Sandra P.

Title Transforming nurses' anger and pain : steps toward healing / Sandra P. Thomas ; foreword by Virginia Trotter Betts
Published New York : Springer, [1998]


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Description xiv, 279 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Foreword / Virginia Trotter Betts -- Pt. I. Uncovering Nurses' Anger and Pain. Ch. 1. Telling Our Stories: What Are Nurses Angry About? Ch. 2. Exposing the Consequences of Mismanaged Anger. Ch. 3. Differentiating Between Rational and Irrational Anger. Ch. 4. Modifying Nonproductive Anger Styles -- Pt. II. Connecting With Others. Ch. 5. Opening Dialogue With Colleagues. Ch. 6. Forging Alliances With Patients -- Pt. III. Healing Ourselves. Ch. 7. Examining What We Learned About Anger While Growing Up. Ch. 8. Overcoming the Legacy of a Painful or Abusive Past. Ch. 9. Caring for the Self -- Pt. IV. Claiming Our Power. Ch. 10. Taking a New Stance Toward the Concept of Power. Ch. 11. Solving Problems. Ch. 12. Dreaming the Future of Nursing
Summary Anger can be a fact of life for nurses - due to factors such as short staffing, hostile staff interactions, difficult patients, or personal stresses. It can take its toll in fatigue, physical health problems, depression, and substance abuse. Can we transform our anger and pain into something positive? Sandra Thomas thinks so. In this book she discusses the many sources of anger for nurses, the consequences of its mismanagement, and specific strategies for channeling anger into personal and professional empowerment. This book is enlivened by many case examples from the author's experience and extensive original research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Anger in the workplace.
Nurses -- Mental health.
Nursing -- Psychological aspects.
Nurses -- psychology.
Adaptation, Psychological.
Adaptation, Psychological.
Nurses -- psychology.
LC no. 98010335
ISBN 0826112099