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Kathleen Bartholomew Book Package

Purchase all book titles by nursing expert Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN, and save!
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This book package contains five HCPro books by dynamic speaker and author Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN.

This book package includes:


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

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This best-selling book by Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN, delivers effective strategies for improving nurse-physician relationships. Bartholomew uses engaging case scenarios, critical-thinking activities, and real-world tips to help nurses understand and communicate with physicians. This book helps you:   

  • Ensure patient safety through improved collegiality between physicians and nurses
  • Increase recruitment and retention by creating a healthy work environment
  • Empower nurses to improve communication by confidently interacting with physicians
  • Increase productivity through creating a culture of accountability

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

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Through captivating anecdotal scenarios, Ending-Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility, Second Edition, examines the many facets of horizontal hostility and offers strategies to make your workplace more peaceful and attractive to current staff and future employees. Whether you’re a nurse manager looking to end the cycle of nurse-to-nurse hostility or a staff member who feels you are or have been a victim of such behavior, this book will help you:  

  • Understand horizontal hostility and why it occurs (includes a sample employee questionnaire to assess whether horizontal hostility is an issue in your facility)
  • Recognize the ramifications of allowing horizontal hostility to occur and persist (e.g., nurses quit, patient care suffers)
  • Identify methods to prevent horizontal hostility
  • Implement best-practice strategies to deter horizontal hostility from re-occurring (includes steps staff and managers can take to remedy the situation)
  • Improve the nursing culture at your facility

Team-Building Handbook: Improving Nurse-to-Nurse Relationships (10 Pack)

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For decades, horizontal hostility has been known to play a pivotal role in increasing nursing attrition rates. Team-Building Handbook: Improving Nurse-to-Nurse Relationships offers healthcare organizations a proactive approach to creating a healthy workplace for nursing staff.

Team-Building Handbook: Improving Nurse-to-Nurse Relationships is designed to be used as part of nursing professional development in the orientation process or in ongoing in-service to:

  • Build an awareness of the impact of horizontal hostility on staff and patient care
  • Identify verbal abuse, bullying, and other detrimental behaviors
  • Develop responses to defuse or head off detrimental behaviors, and learn positive alternatives to such behaviors
  • Create a healthy, respectful workplace for nurses and a safe environment for patients

Team-Building Handbook: Improving Nurse-Physician Communications (10 Pack)

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Cultivating positive workplace communications is a proven path to stronger teams and improved patient care, but integrating a collegial model of nurse-physician communications in a complex, multigenerational, and sometimes traditional staff environment can be challenging. 

Kathleen Bartholomew’s Team-Building Handbook: Improving Nurse-Physician Communications delivers effective strategies for creating a high-functioning work climate through dialogues that are clear and respectful. This easy-to-read handbook provides thoughtful scenarios, exercises, and scripts designed to raise the effectiveness of nurse-physician interactions, to the benefit of all.

Stressed Out About Communication Skills

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Learn how to succeed in the practice setting with the realistic strategies and practical communication examples found in Stressed Out About Communication Skills.

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 - Best practices for listening and responding to your patients and their families by understanding their fears and anxieties. 
  • Nurse-to-nurse communication - Tips to prevent horizontal hostility and what steps to take should you become a victim.
  • Nurse-to-physician communication - Techniques for communicating in a high-pressure situation and with someone who may not always treat you with respect.
  • Nurse-to-manager communication - Strategies on how to talk to your superiors, what to do and say if you are unhappy in your position, and how to make the adjustment from being a big fish in a small pond to becoming a small fish in a big pond.

About Kathleen:

Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN, is an internationally acclaimed speaker and educator who uses the power of story and her strong background in sociology to illuminate and transform the healthcare culture. She is also the author of Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility, Second Edition, Team-Building Handbook: Improving Nurse-Physician Communication, Speak Your Truth: Proven Strategies for Effective Nurse-Physician Communication, Stressed Out About Communication Skills, and Charting the Course, coauthored with her husband, John J. Nance. Today, Bartholomew and her colleagues at The Orca Institute apply best practice principles from the bedside to the boardroom in leadership retreats and on-site presentations.

Continuing Education:

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