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Nurses work in the foxhole of the healthcare battlefield. Their work is emotionally grueling and physically draining. This easy-to-follow book offers a new skill set to cope with the challenges of nursing and sustain compassion in the long term. Backed by scientific evidence, the book teaches mindfulness and compassion practices to lessen stress, enhance relationships, improve patient care, and reduce patient risk. With a new understanding of everyday mindfulness and compassion, nurses can overcome the myriad contemporary challenges inherent in the workplace


Carmel Sheridan is a psychotherapist, mindfulness trainer and supervisor in private practice. She is the author of "The Mindful Nurse: Using the Power of Mindfulness and Compassion to Help You Thrive In Your Work", "Failure-Free Activities for the Alzheimer's Patient", and "Reminiscence: Uncovering A Lifetime of Memories". A long-time meditator, Carmel teaches mindfulness and compassion-based practices to healthcare professionals, including nurses, with a focus on self-compassion to promote resilience, focus, self-care, and well-being. She also teaches the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program in workplaces, in the community, as well as online. Contact her at [email protected], at and


"This book is both rich and timely. After reviewing the book, I strongly suggest that every nurse across the globe purchase a copy, and that every school of nursing make this book part of their required reading."
June Kaminsky, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics

"Every staff nurse reading this book will say,