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After the loss of her daughter, Dr. Meisenhelder created MBM Publishers for the sole purpose of helping others.  Written as helpful guides, the books of MBM Publishers strive to supply nurturing content for the heart and soul. 

Dr. Janice Bell Meisenhelder used her insight as a nurse, her experience with peer counseling of other bereaved mothers, and her knowledge of the research to compose a gentle guide with practical tips for healing: Surviving the Unthinkable: The Loss of a Child.  This book provides comforting help to all bereaved mothers in short, digestible bites in a chronological order according to need.

Dr. Meisenhelder published a reproduction of her daughter’s hand written prayers as a guide to those who wish to draw closer to God: Melissa’s Prayer Journal.  Melissa’s prayers illustrate the positive coping strategies confirmed by research as the most helpful way to stay strong through difficulty and feel joy in every day.

Dr. Meisenhelder shares the most important teaching of her 30+ years in academe to fuel the caring capacity of students, clinicians, educators and leaders in nursing: The Heart of a Nurse: Food for the Soul of Nurses.  She shares her life wisdom in this open e-book as a gift to all. 


Dr. Janice Bell Meisenhelder

Dr. Meisenhelder holds a Doctor of Nursing Science from Boston University. Her clinical nursing practice was at Massachusetts General Hospital in adult care. She has served as Professor of Nursing at both MGH Institute of Health Professions and Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts, teaching at both entry-level and graduate level nursing courses.  Dr. Meisenhelder has published thirty-six, first-author articles in professional and scholarly journals, including topics on coping as well as clinical guidelines for working with bereaved parents in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as well as BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. She is a recent invited speaker at the national conferences of Bereaved Parents USA, The Compassionate Friends, and the Association of Death Education and Counseling.

Honoring Your Child - 40th Annual Association For Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
Grief Attacks - Annual Conference for The Compassionate Friends
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