Book Review: Stress Medicine

Johanna Shapiro, PhD

Stress and Coping in Nursing is an interesting and ambitious book on several counts, although it accomplishes some of its goals more effectively than others. Basically, the first part of the book is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the concepts of stress and coping, delineate existing explanatory and predictive models, and present the authors’ recommendation for the most elegant and useful model currently available. Subsequent sections of the book consider stress and coping from nursing and patient perspectives. The concluding chapter provides a summarizing and synthesizing section.

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