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Smart Nursing: How to Create a Positive Work Environment That Empowers and Retains Nurses


Fabre, J. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2005. 200 pp; $29.95; 1-877-687-7476;


Smart Nursing describes practical techniques that every nurse, manager, and organization can use to restore patient safety, reduce nurse turnover, and stimulate realistic healthcare solutions. Solid data from business and healthcare sources are used throughout.


The management practices described combine the promotion of six basic elements: respect, simplicity, flexibility, integrity, communication, and professional culture. The book's easy-to-understand style makes it accessible to readers.