• Medical

Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice

A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being
Author: Robert J. Wicks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019517223X
Category: Medical
Page: 197
View: 4170
Physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals working in today's health care settings must be prepared to offer support in dangerous times despite staffing shortages, financial pressures, and complex legal requirements. Overcoming Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being is a concise guide for all medical professionals who face these demands. This book: DT Provides critical information about the dangers of compassion fatigue/burnout and vicarious post-traumatic stress disorder in health care settings DT Introduces a newly-developed "Medical-Nursing Professional Secondary Stress Self-Awareness Questionnaire" that can be profitably self-administered at each phase of one's career and reflected upon in private, with one's mentor, or in a small group setting DT Includes a unique section on strengthening one's inner life through the use of three core spiritual wisdom approaches drawn from a world religion perspective DT Provides a description of four types of "voices" one needs to have in one's circle of friends to ensure that balance, perspective, growth, and challenge are fostered in one's personal and professional life DT Describes how physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals can formulate a personally-designed self-care protocol for themselves Lastly, this book offers an extensive and up-to date bibliography of recent research, clinical papers, and books on medical-nursing practice and secondary stress. Overcoming Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice is an indispensable resource for medical and nursing professionals, students, and the counselors and therapists who work with them.

    • Medical

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological First Aid


Author: George S. Everly, Jr.,Jeffrey M. Lating
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421422719
Category: Medical
Page: 232
View: 2391
Psychological first aid, or PFA, is designed to mitigate the effects of acute stress and trauma and assist those in crisis to cope effectively with adversity. PFA is designed to be applied in emergencies, including disasters and terrorist attacks. In this essential guide, George S. Everly, Jr., developer of the Johns Hopkins RAPID PFA method, and Jeffrey M. Lating, his collaborator in its implementation, describe the principles and practices underpinning this psychological model in an easy-to-follow, prescriptive, and practical manner. They explain the history of PFA and persuasively demonstrate its powerful versatility. Mental health practitioners can apply PFA in all settings. It can also be used as a public-health tool to address mental health needs following critical incidents and as a means for building community resilience. Aimed at mental health practitioners, all first responders, and global health disaster teams such as Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Health Organization, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological First Aid is the first book to thoroughly explain RAPID PFA. RAPID, a unique theoretically grounded and evidence-based PFA method, follows a set of easily understood principles. In each chapter, Everly and Lating provide a step-by-step approach and include a key point summary to emphasize essential elements. A unifying case exemplifies each phase of the RAPID PFA model in an ongoing dialogue that presents ideal PFA responses, examples of common mistakes, and various outcomes. In addition to their counseling experience in Kuwait after the Gulf War and in New York City after the September 11 attacks, the authors have traveled nationally and internationally to teach the RAPID PFA method in numerous public health, fire, police, military, and faith-based settings. Beneficial to those with little or no previous mental health training, this book is an essential tool for people who want to learn, to practice, or to retain their ability to use psychological first aid effectively.

    • Social Science

Bounce

Living the Resilient Life
Author: Robert J. Wicks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199751099
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
View: 8126
Stress is a fact of modern life. And as more and more people face greater financial insecurity, longer work hours, and the increasingly complex personal and social demands of our fast-paced, multi-tasking, high-tech lifestyle, finding healthy ways to handle stress is more important than ever. In Bounce: Living the Resilient Life, Robert Wicks shows you not just how to manage stress, but how to transform stressful situations into opportunities to live a more meaningful, self-aware, and compassionate life. Wicks makes available to everyone techniques he has used for over 30 years in helping physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, educators, social workers, ministers, and relief workers not only survive but flourish in highly stressful occupations. You'll learn a wide range of methods--normally reserved for those in helping and healing professions--to help you bounce back from stress and live life to the fullest. Bounce shows you how to: · Recognize the insidious nature of denial and avoidance as responses to stress · Employ psychologically powerful approaches to self-awareness · Improve self-talk through the use of cognitive behavioral principles · Apply daily-debriefing techniques · Utilize a structured reflection guide to uncover areas that require special attention · Incorporate silence, solitude, and mindfulness into daily life · Stop the drain of valuable emotional energy caused by toxic life situations and unexamined attitudes and beliefs · And much more Most important, Bounce helps you develop your own self-care protocol and personal renewal program, based on an honest assessment of your needs, life situation, and habitual ways of dealing--or failing to deal--with stress. Insightful, practical, and filled with wise guidance, Bounce shows us all how to live with greater resilience in a world that grows more stressful by the day.


    • English literature

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 6200

    • Religion

Riding the Dragon

10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times
Author: Robert J. Wicks
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1933495448
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 9399
With over 50,000 copies sold, Riding the Dragon has for a decade made itself an indispensable spiritual and psychological guide to readers experiencing seasons of adversity. This anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author with personal reflections and fresh perspectives on today's challenges. "Don't try to slay your dragons; learn to ride them!" Drawing on Eastern and Western traditions, psychologist Robert Wicks emboldens readers to face life's difficulties--the "dragons" that escape from the cave. Readers will find guidance and encouragement to engage problems as a means to growth and transformation, to ride their dragons rather than slay them or drive them back into their cave. Wicks fashions ten simple lessons on identifying and confronting the everyday dragons readers meet: from engaging darkness to finding simplicity to keeping perspective.

    • Psychology

International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support


Author: Rick Hughes,Andrew Kinder,Cary L. Cooper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119942993
Category: Psychology
Page: 512
View: 5884
The International Handbook of Workplace Trauma Support provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary standards and best practices in trauma support that draws from the latest research findings and experience of international experts in the field. Reviews the major contemporary post-trauma intervention models in both theory and practice Includes Trauma Risk Management (TRiM), Support Post Trauma (SPoT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness and Psychological First Aid (PFA) Incorporates multi-cultural perspectives by reporting on the pervasive violence in South Africa, constant threats in Israel and emerging developments in China Includes social, psychosocial, psychological, and organizational dimensions to offer a detailed mapping of trauma support Provides latest thinking for supporting those in the military context

    • Medical

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing

Enhancing Professional Quality of Life
Author: Vidette Todaro-Franceschi
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826109772
Category: Medical
Page: 231
View: 3286
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    • Religion

Effective Self-Care and Resilience in Clinical Practice

Dealing with Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
Author: Sarah Parry
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503312
Category: Religion
Page: 176
View: 7102
Hope and resilience are essential throughout therapeutic practice as clinicians encounter a number of challenges that can lead to compassion fatigue and burnout. Through a collection of reflective practitioner accounts, this book explores how practitioners can achieve their best work through a framework of compassion. Combining a number of examples from a variety of practices, including clinical psychology, consultancy, and nursing, each chapter explores how compassion can influence therapeutic work and improve practitioner wellbeing. Topics include stress-resilience, the nature of self-care, self-compassion or self-criticism and supervision in therapeutic practice. These stories offer guidance and ideas for practitioners to prioritise their wellbeing in order to develop a compassionate engagement with clients contributing to a greater therapeutic outcome.

    • Business & Economics

The Everything New Nurse Book, 2nd Edition

Gain confidence, manage your schedule, and be ready for anything!
Author: Kathy Quan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440527601
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 3091
As a new nurse you're entering one of the most challenging and rewarding fields. You will quickly learn how to navigate a complex medical landscape, care for sick and vulnerable patients, and manage stressful situations with skill and ease. This book will be your reassuring guide through all this and more. Veteran nurse Kathy Quan teaches you how to: Balance a hectic schedule, handle stress, and avoid burnout Deal with doctors and other medical professionals Continue education while working Use software, smartphones, and apps to help treat patients Packed with tips and strategies from nurses who have seen and done it all, this revised and updated guide gives you all the tools you need to get through those first critical months on the job--and beyond.

    • Psychology

Compassion Fatigue

Coping With Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder In Those Who Treat The Traumatized
Author: Charles R. Figley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134862547
Category: Psychology
Page: 292
View: 1794
This volume is the latest in a series that focuses on the immediate and long-term consequences of highly stressful events. It focuses on those individuals who provide therapy to victims of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder crisis and trauma counselors, Red Cross workers, nurses, and doctors.

    • Psychology

Resilience in Children, Families, and Communities

Linking Context to Practice and Policy
Author: Ray D. Peters,Bonnie Leadbeater,Robert J. McMahon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387238247
Category: Psychology
Page: 202
View: 9461
Despite the numerous benefits derived from major technological and medical innovations of the past century, we continue to live in a world rife with significant social problems and challenges. Children continue to be born into lives of poverty; others must confront daily their parent’s mental illness or substance abuse; still others live amid chronic family discord or child abuse. For some of these children, life’s difficulties become overwhelming. Their enduring trauma can lead to a downward spiral, until their behavioral and emotional problems become lifelong barriers to success and wellbeing. Almost no one today would deny that the world is sometimes an inhospitable, even dangerous, place for our youth. Yet most children—even those living in high-risk environments—appear to persevere. Some even flourish. And this begs the question: why, in the face of such great odds, do these children become survivors rather than casualties of their environments? For many decades, scholars have pursued answers to the mysteries of resilience. Now, having culled several decades of research findings, the editors of this volume offer an in-depth, leading-edge description and analysis of Resilience in Children, Families and Communities: Linking Context to Practice and Policy. The book is divided into three readily accessible sections that both define the scope and limits of resilience as well as provide hands-on programs that families, neighborhoods, and communities can implement. In addition, several chapters provide real-life intervention strategies and social policies that can be readily put into practice. The goal: to enable children to develop more effective problem-solving skills, to help each child to improve his or her self-image, and to define ways in which role models can affect positive outcomes throughout each child’s lifetime. For researchers, clinicians, and students, Resilience in Children, Families and Communities: Linking Context to Practice and Policy is an essential addition to their library. It provides practical information to inform greater success in the effort to encourage resilience in all children and to achieve positive youth development.

    • Religion

After 50

Spiritually Embracing Your Own Wisdom Years
Author: Robert J. Wicks
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809104833
Category: Religion
Page: 88
View: 3119
This book encourages readers of all ages - but most particularly those "after 50" - to seek and embrace God as the center of their lives, to care for others from a deeper place in their souls and to nurture their own interior lives through creative, new and simple ways. Robert Wicks' thought-provoking blend of ideas, quotations, story, humor and original prayer provides solid, practical spiritual guidance as well as insightful psychological reflection. In three sections - "Praying", "Caring" and "Nurturing" - Robert Wicks offers his readers a gentle prod to discover the riches of this holy time of life. "Praying" encourages such activities as having honest conversations with God, enjoying silence and solitude and developing personal parables. "Caring" challenges readers to be present to others, to become true listeners and to be faithful to those in need. "Nurturing" provides concrete and creative suggestions for soul-nourishing.

    • Self-Help

The Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome

What to Do If Someone in Your Life Has a Dual Personality - or If You Do
Author: Beverly Engel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118038925
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
View: 1980
Beverly Engel brings her expertise to this important examination of the Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome—the first book to address this abusive syndrome. She discusses the origins of the disorder, names its seven major manifestations, explains how to identify Jekyll and Hyde behavior in other people and in oneself, and outlines clear steps for how to heal Jekyll and Hyde tendencies for good.

    • Education

Issues in Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation: 2011 Edition


Author: N.A
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464965161
Category: Education
Page: 926
View: 1401
Issues in Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation. The editors have built Issues in Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Education by Subject, Profession, and Vocation: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

    • Psychology

Help for the Helper

The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
Author: Babette Rothschild,Marjorie L. Rand
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393704228
Category: Psychology
Page: 253
View: 6837
How empathy can jeopardize a therapist's well-being.

    • Psychology

Treating Compassion Fatigue


Author: Charles R. Figley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135454590
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
View: 5109
In recent years, much has occurred in the field of traumatology, including the widening of the audience and the awareness of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). This book from celebrated traumatology pioneer Charles Figley, further clarifies the concept of compassion fatigue through theory, research, and treatment. The basic thesis of this book is the identification, assessment, and treatment of compassion fatigue and this is done over eleven chapters, each from distinguished researchers in the field.

    • Medical

The Strengths Model

A Recovery-Oriented Approach to Mental Health Services
Author: Charles A. Rapp,Richard J. Goscha
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199764085
Category: Medical
Page: 324
View: 5697
Both a philosophy of practice and a specific set of tools and methods, the strengths model is designed to facilitate a recovery-oriented partnership between client and practitioner. This completely revised edition charts the evolution of the strengths model, reviews the empirical support behind it, and illustrates the techniques and values that guide its application.

    • Medical

Nursing Diagnosis

Application to Clinical Practice
Author: Lynda Juall Carpenito-Moyet
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781781213
Category: Medical
Page: 999
View: 7454
Explains the role of nursing diagnosis in clinical practice; provides information on definitions, characteristics, related factors, and interventions for nursing diagnoses; and offers information on collaborative problems.

    • Psychology

Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health


Author: Mike Slade,Lindsay Oades,Aaron Jarden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316839567
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
View: 4794
This book brings together two bodies of knowledge - wellbeing and recovery. Wellbeing and 'positive' approaches are increasingly influencing many areas of society. Recovery in mental illness has a growing empirical evidence base. For the first time, overlaps and cross-fertilisation opportunities between the two bodies of knowledge are identified. International experts present innovations taking place within the mental health system, which include wellbeing-informed new therapies, e-health approaches and peer-led recovery communities. State-of-the-art applications of wellbeing to the wider community are also described, across education, employment, parenting and city planning. This book will be of interest to anyone connected with the mental health system, especially people using and working in services, and clinical and administrators leaders, and those interested in using research from the mental health system in the wider community.