Professor wins national award for book on mental health nursing

Professor wins national award for book on mental health nursing

Vicki Hines-Martin, Ph.D., C.N.S., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Professor Vicki Hines-Martin, Ph.D., C.N.S., R.N., F.A.A.N., received second place in the 2017 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards in the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing category for the reference book she co-edited, “Routledge Handbook of Global Mental Health Nursing: Evidence, Practice and Empowerment.”

The book focuses on the global perspective of mental health nursing and examines issues that affect mental health practice and research, evidence-based health promotion strategies, and studies of problems and approaches to mental health care in different countries. Nurses from more than 10 countries – including Argentina, Egypt, England and Japan – contributed to the book.

Hines-Martin co-edited the book with Georgetown University Department of Professional Nursing Practice Chair and Associate Professor Edilma Yearwood, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.H.C.N.S.-B.C., F.A.A.N.

The judges commented, “This is a lovely, well-written, thoughtful book that provides a comprehensive and exhaustive review of global aspects of mental health nursing... So many books give a homogenized, Americanized version of these issues in other cultures. It is refreshing to read specialized descriptions written by authors with relevant cultural experience. One of the best examples of this is the chapter describing disaster mental health care in Japan. Its recommendations, described in great detail, can apply to any country facing a natural disaster.”

Jan. 4, 2018