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Author's website for the book: www.lgbtq-inclusive.com
LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice & Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice gives palliative care and hospice physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, social workers, counselors, and chaplains clear, actionable strategies to use in transforming care of all patients so that it’s truly LGBTQ-inclusive. Anchored in the evidence, extensively referenced, and written in plain language, LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice & Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice will change the way readers approach their work with all patients and families, not just with those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, queer, and/or questioning (LGBTQ). The book was published by Harrington Park Press and distributed by Columbia University Press.
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Author’s bio: http://www.lgbtq-inclusive.com/#!about-the-author/f3sjr
Brief bios for the Content Expert Reviewers who validated the book's content: http://www.lgbtq-inclusive.com/#!content-expert-reviewers/akzz7
Book Facts for Design Nerds:
The cover was designed by Patrick Ciano of Ciano Design http://www.cianodesign.com/
Blurb About the Writing Process:
When Kimberly D. Acquaviva decided to write a book, she set out to do something no one had done before. She wrote LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice for palliative care and hospice physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, social workers, counselors, and chaplains, so she wanted to make sure the content in the single-authored book was not only accurate but also inclusive of the diverse perspectives represented by each of the target disciplines. After the manuscript was drafted in Scrivener and exported to Microsoft Word, seven content experts reviewed and provided detailed feedback via a reviewer portal set up using annotate.co. The Content Expert Review Panel consisted of: Rev. Vonshelle Beneby, MDiv; Constance Dahlin, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN; Gary Gardia, MEd, MSW, LCSW; Judi T. Haberkorn, PhD, MSW, MPH, MBA; Noelle Marie C. Javier, MD; Samuel Mullen (CPE student); and Martha Rutland, DMin. Throughout the book, Dr. Acquaviva has included personal anecdotes from hospice and palliative care professionals, patients and families. She harnessed the power of social media - Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook in particular - to gather these stories. Anchored in the evidence, extensively referenced, and written in plain language, LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice was published in May 2017 by Harrington Park Press and distributed by Columbia University Press.
Sample Blurb You Can Use to Plug the Book on Your Blog:
I’m excited to announce that my colleague Kimberly Acquaviva’s book —LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice & Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice — hits shelves on May 1st, 2017. The book gives palliative care and hospice physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, registered nurses, social workers, counselors, and chaplains clear, actionable strategies to use in transforming care of all patients so that it’s truly LGBTQ-inclusive. (The “LGBTQ” in the book’s title stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, queer, and/or questioning.”) There are two things that really set this book apart:
Instead of writing about LGBTQ patients and families receiving hospice and palliative care as a "special population," Kim developed a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to LGBTQ-inclusive care for all patients and families and tells readers exactly how to carry it out.
Even though the book is anchored in the evidence and extensively referenced, it’s written in plain language. I hope other scholars follow Kim’s example – plain language is so refreshing to read! (To learn more about plain language, visit the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control).
Facts about the writing and publishing process:
In September 2015, Bill Cohen, Publisher/Owner of Harrington Park Press, contacted me about the possibility of writing a book. We talked back and forth by email and I could tell Harrington Park Press would be a perfect fit. I signed a contract with a deadline to deliver the finished manuscript by September 2016.
Shortly after getting under contract, I decided to apply for a long-overdue sabbatical. I was granted a 6-month sabbatical (January 1 – July 1, 2016) from the George Washington University.
I started outlining the book in Scrivener in October 2015 but didn’t actually begin writing until January 4, 2016. I used Suzanna’s Pacemaker (http://pacemaker.press) to set daily target word counts for writing. Here’s a snapshot of my writing progress showing the cumulative word counts:
End of January: 25,276 words
End of February: 53,923 words
End of March: 67,916 words
April 13: 73,321 words
June 26: 78,362 words (final edited manuscript)
April 20, 2016: Draft of manuscript completed
May 27, 2016: Seven Content Expert Reviews completed
June 2, 2016: Signed permissions completed
June 3, 2016: Manuscript submitted to the publisher for editing by Steven Rigolosi
June 6, 2016: Cover endorsement secured
June 10, 2016: Draft of end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities completed
June 17, 2016: Macro-edits to manuscript received from Steven Rigolosi
June 20, 2016: Revised manuscript submitted to publisher
June 23, 2016: Cover design received from Patrick Ciano of Ciano Design
June 24, 2016: Confirming review #1 received
June 26, 2016: Confirming review #2 received; final edited manuscript sent to publisher
June 27, 2016: Hi-res images of cover design received from Patrick Ciano of Ciano Design
July 26, 2016: Photoshoot with Tim Coburn for book jacket and website headshot
September 6, 2016: Copyedited manuscript received from Julie Hagen
September 30, 2016: Edited files (w/ responses to all queries) returned to copyeditor Julie Hagen
October 7-11, 2016: Clean-up queries received from copyeditor
October 12, 2016: Responses to clean-up queries sent to copyeditor; Copyeditor sent edited manuscript to the publisher.
November 7, 2016: Page proofs received from copyeditor.
December 2, 2016: Edited proofs sent back to copyeditor.
February 5, 2017: Index proofs received from copy editor.
February 6, 2017: Edited index proofs sent back to copy editor.
May 1, 2017: Book published.
December 27, 2017: Book was awarded 1st place in the American Journal of Nursing's Book of the Year Awards in the palliative care and hospice category.