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Nurse Coaching Book Review from An Expert Nurse Theorist

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I just read AHNA’s Beginnings on Nurse Coaching. Your article stood out like a brilliant light. Why? As you of course know, your emphasis on theory separated your article from the others. The Theory of Integrative Nurse Coaching briefly illustrates what your version of nurse coaching is—nurse coaching through a theoretical nursing lens. It points readers to the ANA published The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies (2013). Your Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing (2015) will certainly win a Book of the Year Award. It is especially interesting to me how definitions are spelled out in the beginning of the chapters. Also, the neologism “collaboratory” is fascinating. I am fearful that we will not reach a healthy world by 2020 as proposed in the Nightingale Declaration, but if your book is translated into all the major languages of the world, it will make a huge impact toward actualizing that intention. I am sincere when I am praising your book. It is comprehensive and practical as it seems to cover the most important aspects of nursing and of life. Keep up your great work—nursing needs it! .

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Elizabeth Barrett
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Dr. Elizabeth Barrett, PhD, RN-BC, LMHC, FAAN

Dr. Barrett is a Professor Emerita, Hunter College, City University of New York, a research consultant, and co-author of the Power-Imagery Process. She has served as the Assistant Director of Nursing at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. She has been a Visiting Scholar at New York University, Loyola University, Chicago, and Humboldt University, Berlin. The primary focus of her research is the Barrett Power Theory and the Power as Knowing Participation in Change Tool (PKPCT). Over 80 studies using Barrett’s theory and/or power measurement tool have been conducted and translated into several languages. I have authored nearly 100 publications including articles, book chapters, and three co-edited books. As a psychotherapist, she maintains a private in New York City specializing in health patterning.


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