Getting Real about Caring: What I Discovered about Authentic Caring as a Nurse Leader and One Step Forward (Paperback)
As a nurse leader, I failed to lead caring for years. I knew I had sold my soul to the health care industry. This book is about my life and career as a nurse leader and how I reconnected with my purpose. It covers the contextual forces within health care. It ends with sage advice focusing on what keeps nurses in nursing. - Health care is no longer 'all things medical' - Patients are turning to nurses for authenticity in their vulnerability - Health care is a beast to work in and is driving nurses out of nursing - Nurses often feel alone and without purpose - Health care is not changing soon - Nurses need help now - None of us can juggle nursing demands alone - Together we can thrive.
Pat McClendon has been a nurse leader from a charge nurse to a CNO, from community hospitals to corporate health care. Pat's mission is to help nurse leaders help nurses thrive in nursing. She attended the Universities of Oklahoma, San Diego and Colorado; completing a BA in anthropology, a BSN, MSN, and DNP. Pat founded Making Caring Real, an online nurse leader platform and is an Author, Speaker and Caritas Coach. Learn more about Making Caring Real @ www.makingcaringreal.com.