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Beating burnout is possible! In her latest book for advanced practice and registered nurses, Dr. Martha Libster guides the reader step-by-step to heal—and prevent—burnout.


Burnout is a common term for a state of perceived exhaustion of energy. Instead of dwelling on this problem that many nurses today are familiar with, this book focuses on solutions to beating burnout that nurses and other health care workers can immediately adapt to their personal needs.


This new book is about precision self-care for common health concerns, life transitions, and excessive stress that can lead to burnout. In the Elements of Care® gentle medicine program detailed throughout this book, readers will trace the roots of ancient healing traditions and discover the power of plant-based medicines.

The paperback edition is available from university bookstores and your favorite booksellers.

ISBN  979-8-9860801-1-6

How to Use this Book
and the Elements of Care
® Program
  • Support for personal growth of APRNs, RNs, and health care workers

  • Text for continuing education programs

  • Plan for workforce development in hospitals and clinics

  • Curricular fulfillment - Accreditation requirements for essentials in nursing education

    • Self-care

    • Spirituality

    • Therapeutic relationships

  • Foundation for building caring science community

  • Design for specialization in person-centered and relationship-based care

  • Focus for Self-care retreats

About the Author

Martha Mathews Libster, PhD, MSN, APRN-PMHCNS, APHN-BC, FAAN, is Founder and Executive Director of Golden Apple Healing Arts, an education and consultation company. Since 2006, she has led the Bamboo Bridge Global Tea House and the Nurse-Herbalist and Self-Care Institutes, innovative teaching and learning communities and forums for dialogue in health culture diplomacy.


Dr. Libster is the author of 11 books including: The Nurse-Herbalist, Integrative Herb Guide for Nurses, Demonstrating Care: The Art of Integrative Nursing, Enlightened Charity, and Herbal Diplomats. She is an inspirational speaker whose practice models are used by nurses on five continents.


Dr. Libster is a professor and award-winning historian of nursing. She is an educational program designer, board-certified holistic Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Herbal Diplomat® with 30 years’ experience in the integration of traditional Chinese herbal medicine and nursing practice. She lives in Wisconsin, USA and can be reached at and

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