344 pages. $16.95.
A personal narrative of the author’s experience as the nurse manager of a locked child psychiatric unit. The book is a series of anecdotes about how Regan’s thinking as a child care professional changed over time in relation to each patient relationship she describes. The narratives, written mostly in conversational language with some psychiatry jargon thrown in, are followed by a how-to workbook on applying effective leadership practices to a psychiatric unit, as well as a list of resources and toolkits. (800) 676-2855, http://www.bullpub.com