Choosing Wellness (2021)

Unconventional Wisdom for the Overwhelmed, the Discouraged, the Addicted, the Fearful, or the Stuck.

Forward by Dr. Loretta Ford, the founder of the global Nurse Practitioner phenomenon.

Choosing Wellness is a series of deeply personal essays on how Eileen and others eventually came to a moment of truth in their lives. The stories are specific but the meaning and the message applies universally. Choosing Wellness speaks directly to our high-stress, self-neglect, fast-food society. Health care systems do not—and cannot –prevent us from slowly killing ourselves. Only when we intentionally move toward wellness, one choice at a time, can we increase our healthspan and our lifespan.

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Early Praise for Choosing Wellness

Advancing Relationships in Health Care: Intentional Use of Self

Available 2023, DesTech Publishers

Jean Johnson PhD, RN, FAAN
Eileen O’Grady PhD, RN, NP
Minette Coetzee PhD, RN, RPaedN

Intentional Relationships is a how-to on putting the care firmly back in health care. Its part textbook for all health professions and part treasure trove of best practices for strong, nourishing, and reciprocal relationships. It offers ideas on how to use technology without letting it intrude on relationships, it provides a model to increase our relationship capacity with 5 essential competencies, and builds a case that these practices are an antidote to burnout. Strong evidence is emphasized on how mastering therapeutic relationships leads to clinician wellbeing, patient outcomes and improves the bottom line of health systems.

Forward by Sue Hassmiller RN, PhD, Senior Advisor for Nursing, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Lewis G. Sandy, MD, Executive Vice President for Clinical Advancement, The UnitedHealth

Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach (7th edition)

By Mary Fran Tracy, Susie Phillips and Eileen O’Grady

Available  at all major booksellers or through Elsevier

Edited and written by a Who’s Who of internationally known advanced practice nursing experts, Hamric and Hanson’s Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach, 7th Edition unpacks the four advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) roles. This bestselling textbook is used by nearly every graduate nursing program in the US with a rapidly developing international market. It provides a clear, comprehensive, and contemporary introduction to advanced practice nursing today, addressing all major APRN competencies, roles, and issues. It covers topics ranging from the evolution of advanced practice nursing to evidence-based practice, leadership, ethical decision-making, and health policy. In addition to editing, Eileen has authored the guidance and coaching competency chapter. The 7th Edition is out!