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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O’Grady’s unvarnished tale of trauma, anger, doubt and ultimate triumph shows us how she walked and self-talked her way out of sabotaging her life in a way that is neither condescending nor preachy. If self-doubt – with or without past trauma – is standing in the way of your health, pick up this beautifully written book. It’s profoundly sad in places, but so breezily written that you will not be able to put it down. You will be healthier in both body and mind because of it.
Choosing Wellness masterfully captures the vulnerability and determination of intentionally changing one’s life in big and small ways. O’Grady’s riveting life stories reach the very heart of enabling and empowering change in others. She captures the universality of human nature and her personal insights have great meaning for everyone. It is truly a life-changing book!
Choosing Wellness brings inspiration and motivation to those seeking to surmount any personal struggle. O’Grady’s honesty about her own experiences provides hope on the journey toward healing.
Choosing Wellness is packed with real stories that inject their meaning right into your soul. You can’t forget them, and you can’t ignore them. Your path to wellness is right here in these pages.
Eileen O’Grady is a survivor – the resilient and gritty kind. Choosing Wellness is filled with wisdom that can only come from experience… her narratives are short, pithy, and brave as she creates windows into our own lives. Reading this is like a deep conversation with a caring friend. She reminds us that at every turn, we get to choose to live our lives fully and bravely.
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
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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!