Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and Personal Well-Being by Robert J. Wicks

Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and…

byRobert J. Wicks

Hardcover | July 22, 2005

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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 toProfessional 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 anewly-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 innerlife 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 andprofessional 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 andsecondary 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.

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Robert J. Wicks is a Professor at Loyola College in Maryland.

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Title:Overcoming Secondary Stress in Medical and Nursing Practice: A Guide to Professional Resilience and…Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 5.79 × 8.31 × 0.98 inPublished:July 22, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019517223X

ISBN - 13:9780195172232

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Reaching Out . . . Without Being Pulled Down: Remaining Passionate in the Fields of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health - A Guide to Personal and Professional Well-BeingChapter 1. Tacking on Dangerous Psychological Waters: Appreciating the Factors Involved in Chronic and Acute Secondary StressChapter 2. "Riding the Dragon:" Enhancing Self-Knowledge in the Healing ProfessionalChapter 3. Drawing From the Well of Wisdom: Three Core Spiritual Approaches to Maintaining Perspective and Strengthening the Inner Life of the Physician, Nurse, and Allied Health Professional. Chapter 4. The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: Developing a Personally-Designed Self-Care ProtocolEpilogue Passionate Journeys: Returning the Wonders of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied HealthAppendix I Reading Further: Additional Books on Secondary Stress in Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, and in the Behavioral Sciences

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"...brief, to the point, and practical...a very valuable resource for any health professional working in today's healthcare arena." (5 Stars--Highest Rating)--Doody's