The Therapeutic Use of Books for Women


  • Laura J. Cohen MA, RN, PhD

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    • 1Laura J. Cohen, MA. RN PhD, is an assistant professor of nursing at Monmouth College in West Long Branch, New Jersey. She has completed work on her doctoral dissertation at New York University. The research if a phenomenological study of the experience of therapeutic reading. She has published previous articles on bibliotherapy, delivered papers on the topic at national conferences, teaches bibliotherapy, and uses it in her private practice.

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Bibliotherapy is the use of literature to help heal. It can be an effective intervention for nurse-midwives to use with clients. Presented is a discussion of how to do bibliotherapy and an annotated bibliography of resources.