The Mindful Nurse
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The Mindful Nurse

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Nurses work in the foxhole of the healthcare battlefield. Their work is emotionally grueling and
physically draining. This easy-to-follow book offers a new skill set to cope with the challenges
of nursing and sustain compassion in the long term. Backed by scientific evidence, the book
teaches mindfulness and compassion practices to lessen stress, enhance relationships,
improve patient care, and reduce patient risk. With a new understanding of everyday mindfulness and compassion, nurses can overcome
the myriad contemporary challenges inherent in the workplace--and in their own lives.

This book will show you how to:
► Nurture others without depleting yourself
► Overcome compassion fatigue and burnout
► Decrease frustration and job overwhelm
► Reduce mistakes through managing attention
► Respond rather than react to crises
► Revive your love for your profession
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Product details

  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 19.56mm | 498.95g
  • Rivertime Press
  • Galway, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0993324525
  • 9780993324529
  • 135,780

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A much-needed, well-written, and full-of-wisdom guide to help care for the caregiver. Nurses and other healing professionals will benefit immensely from these clear and helpful mindfulness tools and practices. I imagine a quiet revolution in hospitals as nurses begin to embody mindfulness and compassion, transforming their own lives and the lives of everyone they touch. -Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center This book should be a part of every nurse's education. As healthcare providers, we need to know ourselves and that we have needs, too. These needs can be met through mindfulness and compassion. -Bernie Siegel, MD, Author of A Book of Miracles Mindfulness is all the rage right now, and if you do not understand it and don't know what it can do for you and your personal and professional life, then this book will help. It guides you through the who, what, why, and how of the practice of mindfulness-all through the eyes of an author who relates it to nurses' everyday lives and tasks. Carmel shows how it can improve your own life and the care you give to patients. There are lots of practical elements to help you start practicing mindfulness, from the moment you pick up the book, to encourage you to make mindfulness a daily part of your life so that you can enjoy living more. -Jenni Middleton, Editor, Nursing Times Every staff nurse reading this book will say, "YES! This is nursing!" Every nurse often asks the question, "How can I manage that situation better?" Within the wisdom of this book are solutions. The suggested self-care, guidance, and techniques will raise the quality of nursing care and patient satisfaction. -Carole Ann Drick, PhD, RN, AHN-BC. President, American Holistic Nurses Association Carmel brings her experience of working with healthcare professionals together with her understanding of mindfulness practice to share a wealth of practical resources. All this is in service of supporting nurses to develop essential self-care skills. The result is a book that could makea great contribution to nursing school curricula around the globe. -Sharon Salzberg, Author of Lovingkindness An incredibly valuable tool for all nurses, whether beginning their career, reaching the point of burnout, or somewhere in between. If you are wondering where your love of the job has gone, here are achievable exercises to reconnect with that. The love is still potentially there but often lost under the stress and exhaustion that is all too common in the nursing profession. This book offers practical tools for nurses who want to serve but also to nurture themselves. -Bronnie Ware, Author of The Top Five Regrets of the Dying Drawing on recent groundbreaking research in the field of neuroscience, Sheridan offers an extremely readable and insightful guidebook to help nurses cultivate resilience and therapeutic presence and revitalize their practice. An excellent resource for nurses in both clinical and educational settings. -Janice M Zeller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Graduate Program Director, North Park University School of Nursing This book offers hardworking nurses a path forward. Finally, there is an accessible and effective way to avoid burnout and become healthy, balanced, and grounded. An invaluable resource! -Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, FAAN, Author of Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health Learning how to better care for oneself and one's patients is what Carmel offers in this much-needed and practical guide for nurses wishing to develop greater mindfulness in their practice and personal lives. -Lois Howland, PhD, MSN, RN, Associate Professor, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, University of California San Diego; Senior Teacher, Center for Mindfulness, UCSD
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