Category: Book Review

Epic Trauma

Review of The Comfort Garden: Tales from the Trauma Unit, by Laurie Barkin, San Francisco: Fresh Pond Press, 2011, 364 pp. The word "epic" kept coming to mind as I read Laurie Barkin's The Comfort Garden: Tales from the Trauma Unit. Not that the book is precious or pretentious, but as Barkin, a psych nurse … Continue reading Epic Trauma

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Review: Advanced Nursing Research

Tappen, R. M. (2011). Advanced nursing research: From theory to practice. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. 504 pp. Tappen, a nurse and active faculty member, presents a new text entitled Advanced Nursing Research: From Theory to Practice. Based on the title, I expected to find a book suitable for advanced graduate-level students who are … Continue reading Review: Advanced Nursing Research

Davis’s “The Heart’s Truth” Wins AJN Book of the Year Award

Nurse writer Cortney Davis's The Heart's Truth: Essays on the Art of Nursing, her edited collection¬†that came out from Kent State University Press in 2009, ¬†has been awarded the American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year Award. If the term "essay" may be offputting to some readers, take heart: These are personal essays, in … Continue reading Davis’s “The Heart’s Truth” Wins AJN Book of the Year Award

Review: Writer’s Guide to Nursing Periodicals (Jeanette M. Daly)

Writer's Guide to Nursing Periodicals, by Jeanettee M. Daly. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, 2000. ISBN 0-7679-1492-7 Earlier this decade, Sage Publications published Jeanette M. Daly's Writer's Guide to Nursing Periodicals, a handy single volume that provided information about journals' focus, publication facts, manuscript preparation and submission processes, referrees, copyrights, and indexing, by arranging the journals … Continue reading Review: Writer’s Guide to Nursing Periodicals (Jeanette M. Daly)

Book Review: A Nurse’s Guide to Presenting and Publishing: Dare to Share, by Kathleen T. Heinrich

A Nurse's Guide to Presenting and Publishing: Dare to Share, by Kathleen T. Heinrich (Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2008), 438 pp. No one becomes a nurse because he or she loves to write. People become nurses and nursing faculty because they want to provide caring and compassionate healing to patients, improve the quality of … Continue reading Book Review: A Nurse’s Guide to Presenting and Publishing: Dare to Share, by Kathleen T. Heinrich