The Dauntless Nurse:
Communication Confidence Builder

By Martha E. Griffin, RN, PHD, Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN, and Arna Robins, RN, MSN

The tools and tips in The Dauntless Nurse: Communication Confidence Builder will give you the knowledge and skills you need to confidently address experiences and behaviors that leave you feeling undermined or uncertain. Understanding why these behaviors occur diminishes their effect. Knowing how to respond hardwires your muscle memory. And reading scenarios of how other nurses have effectively handled similar situations will build the confidence that is characteristic of a Dauntless Nurse-you!

Why do we need Dauntless Nurses?

  • Because nursing is rewarding, stressful work, but the stress can be ameliorated by a great team, or exasperated by a bad one.
  • Because being hospitalized is the third leading cause of death in America. Our promise to first do no harm has been broken because we tolerate unprofessional behaviors.
  • Because the confidence and skill we have in our everyday conversations are the building blocks of our professional relationships and the future of nursing.

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Charting the Course:
Launching Patient-Centric Healthcare

By John J. Nance, JD, and Kathleen M. Bartholomew, RN, MN

The sequel to John J. Nance's bestselling title Why Hospitals Should Fly

In Why Hospitals Should Fly by John J. Nance, JD, the 2009 James A. Hamilton ACHE Book of the Year, he advanced a paradigm -- a model of what a good, successful, safe and efficient hospital looks like. The name of the fictional hospital featured in that award-winning book could be stated in Naval terms as a class: A "St. Michael's-class" hospital (like a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier). In this book, Charting the Course, written by John Nance, JD, and his wife, Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN, they address head-on the challenge of actually becoming a St. Michael's-class institution by illuminating leadership's role in changing the culture -- and they do so by continuing from Why Hospitals Should Fly the personal and professional journey of Dr. Will Jenkins. His battle, and emerging wisdom born of tragedy, illuminates the norms of the current culture and illustrates why each member of every medical facility, regardless of rank, must be a leader and owner of the cultural revolution needed to keep our system viable and our patients safe. While the first book dealt more with the "why" of a cultural revolution, this sequel deals more with the "how" of changing an ingrained hospital culture. We hope you enjoy Charting the Course as much as you enjoyed Why Hospitals Should Fly.

-Jerry F. Pogue

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Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility:
Why Nurses Eat Their Young and Each Other

By Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, BS

"I simply cannot imagine a nurse (or anyone for that matter) who cannot benefit from this resource. If you haven’t obtained it yet, get it now; you will find here something that will truly add value to your personal and professional development.” ~Tim Porter-O’Grady, EdD, APRN, FAAN, nationally respected expert

Through captivating anecdotal scenarios, Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility examines the many facets of horizontal hostility and offers strategies to make your workplace more peaceful and attractive to current staff and future employees.

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Speak Your Truth:
Proven Strategies for Effective Nurse-Physician Communication

By Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, BS

“Kathleen uses the vehicle of story, liberally seasoned with humor, to present imaginative and creative approaches to age-old problems with communications between nurses and doctors.” ~Genevieve Bartol, RN, EdD, AHN-C(P), Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina,

Using engaging, witty, and entertaining case scenarios, critical-thinking activities, and
real-world tips, Speak Your Truth helps nurses:

• Understand why some physicians act out
• Take responsibility for their part in the communication breakdown between nurses and physicians
• Recognize when breakdowns are most likely to occur
• Take the right steps to achieve mutual respect
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Stressed Out About Communication Skills

By Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, BS

“Kathleen Bartholomew has crafted a handbook for the bedside! Ignore these important techniques at your peril.” ~John J. Nance, JD, founding board member, National Patient Safety Foundation

Inside this resourceful guide, you’ll find four sections devoted to the most troublesome communication scenarios that new nurses face, including:
• Nurse-to-patient communication
• Nurse-to-nurse communication
• Nurse-to-physician communication
• Nurse-to-manager communication

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