Updated Sigma title guides nurses to emotional and psychological fulfillment

INDIANAPOLIS—Reflecting, recalibrating, reimagining, rethinking, and reframing the work of nursing care is the focus in Reflective Practicethe highly anticipated third edition of Reflective Practice by Sara Horton-Deutsch and Gwen D. Sherwood. As with previous editions, this book responds to societal needs and continues to incorporate the QSEN competencies, expands Caring Science, addresses new AACN Essentials and the revised ANA definition of nursing, and threads diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout. 

As nurses continue to leave the profession, it is more important than ever for healthcare education and practice settings to respond. In Reflective Practice, readers find a road map for nurse educators and nurses to reimagine learning environments and a guide for learners to develop literacies and competencies for building effective relationships, psychologically safe and inclusive environments, and meaning and purpose. Throughout this edition, readers will find adaptable exercises and micropractices that bring awareness of invisible biases contributing to microaggressions and teaching boxes that provide exemplars and instructions to help nurses with practical applications. 

Reflective Practice, Third Edition, is a timely resource considering the current healthcare landscape post-pandemic. It acknowledges the critical role of nurses in healthcare and addresses the widespread challenges they face, including burnout and attrition,” said author Sara Horton-Deutsch.

The book is available to purchase at SigmaMarketplace.org/SigmaBooks. Download a free sample chapter from the Sigma Repository.

Reflective Practice: Reimagining Ourselves, Reimagining Nursing, Third Edition
By Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, SGAHN and Gwen D. Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF 
Published by Sigma, 2023
ISBN-13: 9781646481200 
EPUB ISBN: 9781646481217 
PDF ISBN: 9781646481224
Price: US $64.95
Trade paperback, 378 pages
Trim size: 8x10

About the authors:

Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, SGAHN, is a Caritas Coach, Professor, and Director of the University of San Francisco/Kaiser Permanente Partnership at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions. 

Gwen D. Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, has a distinguished record in advancing nursing education locally and globally. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing.

About Sigma:
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 100,000 active members and 600 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurses transforming global healthcare. 

Learn more at SigmaNursing.org