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Resource Reviews

Death, Dying and Bereavement: Providing Compassion During a Time of Need

Barbara Rubel, MA BS CBS BCETS

The contents of this book serve as the course material for one of Western Schools’ continuing education offerings. According to the author, this course is designed to provide nurses with a fundamental knowledge about death, dying, and bereavement. In addition to enhancing an overall understanding of thanatology, the book is intended to be a practical guide to help nurses understand their feelings about the death of their patients and ways to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue.

Reviewed by Marcia Hanak, MA BSN RN, a rehabilitation nursing consultant based in San Francisco, CA.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Rehabilitation

Shrawan Kumar, PhD DSc FergS, Editor

This is a textbook helpful for all medical disciplines. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of health care, such as teamwork and team ethics in rehabilitation, clinical reasoning and the decision-making process; case management, cultural diversity, health behavior, the role of rehabilitation professional as consultants to business and industry, and administrative and legal issues. Case studies are presented to demonstrate and clarify the ideas presented.

Kate’s Journey: Triumph Over Adversity

Kate Adamson

Kate Adamson’s story is an extraordinary, detailed, true account of her healing process from a Pontine stroke. Suffering “lock-in” syndrome, Kate Adamson details her recovery from a different viewpoint: the patient’s.

Pivotal Moments in Nursing: Leaders Who Changed the Path of a Profession

Beth P. Houser, MS RN FNP-C, and Kathy N. Player, EdD RN

Pivotal Moments in Nursing is a compilation of 12 stories of accomplished nurse leaders. These nurse leaders come from acute care, research, academia, and public policy. The book reviews each leader’s personal story and the path they took to achieving the professional goals that have enriched the nursing profession. The stories outline the barriers these leaders faced and over which they triumphed.

Reviewed by Sophie Campbell, MSN RN CRRN RAC-C, manager/senior health care consultant, Parente Randolph, LLC, Harrisburg, PA.