Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

Author: Christopher Johns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118492307
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Genre: Medical

'Christopher Johns is an internationally recognisedpioneer of reflective practice in nursing and healthcare’ (Nursing Standard) Becoming a Reflective Practitioner provides a uniqueinsight into reflective practice, exploring the value of usingmodels of reflection, with particular reference to ChristopherJohns' own model for structured reflection. Now in its fourthedition, this book has been completely revised and updated toinclude up-to-date literature and reflective extracts. Contemporary in approach, this definitive text contains avariety of rich and insightful reflective extracts that support themain issues being raised in each chapter, and challengespractitioners and students to question their own practice. Now withfurther scenarios and case studies included throughout, theseextracts provide the reader with access to the experience ofreflective representation helping to explicate the way in whichreflective practice can inform the wider notion of professionalpractice. The fourth edition of Becoming a ReflectivePractitioner should be essential reading to everybody usingreflection in everyday clinical practice. Special Features New, fully updated edition of a seminal text in the field Includes an additional chapter looking at existing studies onreflective practice Scenarios and case studies provided throughout A practical guide to using reflection in everyday clinicalpractice

Contexts of Nursing

Author: John Daly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729585835
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Genre: Medical

Contexts of Nursing: An Introduction, 5th edition provides comprehensive coverage of the key ideas underpinning contemporary nursing practice in Australia and New Zealand. Each chapter introduces nursing students to the big issues in nursing and healthcare, highlighting the theory, language, research and debate in a way that will challenge the reader and encourage reflection and discussion. Highly respected editorial team and contributors who are at the forefront of nursing practice Revised and updated learning objectives, key words, reflective questions, recommended readings and references Emphasis on the different levels and roles in nursing, nursing specialisations and scope of practice to help students understand the ever evolving landscape of nursing Content updated to reflect national registration and standards for practice of the NMBA and NCNZ ‘Stories’ throughout – featuring case studies on chapter content Reflection points throughout the chapters to encourage personal reflection New chapters, including: - Nursing and social media - Health disparities: the social determinants of health - Mental health promotion - Global health and nursing Includes eBook with print purchase on evolve

Theological Education

Author: Andrew M. Bain
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781532640681
Release Date: 2018-01-08
Genre: Education

This volume draws upon historical and theological sources and empirical research to provide a unique and diverse perspective on theological education in the twenty-first century. The volume develops and promulgates the best thinking about theological education by drawing upon the breadth of expertise represented by the faculty of colleges within the Australian College of Theology. This volume not only produces crucial insights for the future of theological education around the world but gives the Australian theological sector a voice to make its own unique contribution to the global dialogue about theological education.

Transitions in Nursing E Book

Author: Esther Chang
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729580823
Release Date: 2012-01-11
Genre: Medical

New edition of the essential text for senior nursing students transitioning to professional nursing practice. Now in its third edition, the popular Transitions in Nursing continues to recognise the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace. This third edition is restructured into three sections: From Student to Graduate; Skills for Dealing with the World of Work; and Organisational Environments. All chapters have been fully revised and updated with consistent pedagogical features. Themes addressed in the text include: learning to work in teams; understanding organisational structure; stress management for nurses; communication with patients and families; and professional development strategies. Also new to this new edition of Transitions in Nursing are two new chapters on Clinical Leadership and Continuing Competence for Practice. This new content reflects recent changes in Australian clinical practice, policies, procedures and National Registration requirements for nurses. Transitions in Nursing, 3rd Edition: Preparing for Professional Practice brings together a team of academics and clinical practitioners of the highest calibre. The text stimulates students’ and nurses’ interest in theory and concepts while providing strategies that can be tested and applied in nursing practice. • Consistent pedagogical features in each chapter, including: o Learning Objectives o Key Words o Introduction o Activities in body of the text o Conclusion o Short Case Studies followed by Reflective questions o Recommended Readings for further exploration of issues o Updated References

Becoming a reflective educator

Author: John W. Brubacher
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015033082671
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Education

The purpose of this book is to help teacher education students and experienced teachers to develop not only an understanding of the nature of "reflective practice" but also the attitudes and skills that such an approach to teaching requires. Case studies illustrate many difficult experiences teachers encounter; each chapter begins with one or more case studies that are analyzed and discussed in terms of the chapter's main focus. The volume is organized into seven chapters, of which the first provides an organizing framework for the book and offers a broad overview of the nature and purposes of "reflective practice" as applied to the classroom teacher, an explanation of how reflective practice differs from "good teaching," and an indication of what is entailed in the process of becoming a reflective practitioner. Chapters 2 through 4 offer, respectively, a general discussion of the role of inquiry in reflective practice, an extended discussion of the nature, purposes, and objectives of transformational curricula and instruction, and an examination of issues of leadership and followership in the school context. Chapter 5 addresses the relationship between the school and the community; chapter 6 gives a broad overview of the role of professional ethics in reflective practice; and finally, chapter 7 offers some suggested activities to help individuals become more reflective and analytic professionals. (Contains approximately 140 references.) (LL)

Reflective Practice in Nursing

Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781844457502
Release Date: 2010-07-26
Genre: Medical

Reflection enables us to make sense of, and learn from, experiences that can seem uncertain, chaotic or even mundane. It is a core skill that student nurses must grasp to develop professionally, and is a requirement of the professional standards. This book introduces student nurses to reflection in a clear and practical manner. It shows different ways of using reflection to learn and develop as a practitioner, including exploring personal experiences. It gives practical tips on using reflection throughout the pre-registration programme and empowers the student nurse to take ownership of their own learning by developing this important skill.

Advancing Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition E Book

Author: Anne Payne
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455725243
Release Date: 2011-05-28
Genre: Medical

This book provides a comprehensive account of the relevant physiology, pathophysiology, nutritional therapy and dietetic application for each specialist dietetic area. All major specialist areas involved in the the treatment of adults are covered. The first section deals with clinical governance, for example patient-centred care, clinical decision-making and developing evidence-based practice. The second section on advanced clinical practice describes 18 clinical conditions or dietetic areas in detail. There is detailed coverage of 18 clinical conditions or dietetic areas: The control of food intake and absorption of nutrients Drug nutrient interactions Food allergy – allergy and intolerance Irritable bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer Short bowel syndrome Enteral nutrition Parenteral nutrition Thermal injury Nutrition and liver disease HIV Palliative care Renal disease Diabetes Obesity Cardiovascular disease Stroke Neurological conditions Mental health. Each chapter concludes with a section on possible future developments in the specialty, providing insight into 'hot topics', making this an essential text for all working in the field of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition. Each clinical chapter follows a standard structure: Learning objectives Key points summarise important aspects Case studies with questions and answers help link theory to practice References and further reading suggestions encourage wider research.

The Reflective Practitioner in Professional Education

Author: L. Lawrence-Wilkes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137399595
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Education

How important is it to be a reflective practitioner in education today? This book examines the reflective practitioner role and the scope of reflective activities in professional practice, revealing that critical thinking is rooted in a philosophical debate about notions of truth linked to differing learning approaches.

Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy E Book

Author: Edward A. S. Duncan
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702050640
Release Date: 2011-12-02
Genre: Medical

This book is the companion volume to Duncan: FOUNDATIONS FOR PRACTICE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 5e and provides a comprehensive guide to the practice applications of the theory base. It is designed to be a "basic and beyond" text, of value to students throughout their studies but also a valuable reference text to clinicians. The sections cover the following essential skills for effective occupational therapy practice: clinical skills, management and leadership skills, evidence-based and research skills, and thinking, judgement and decision-making skills. Links theory and evidence-base, and is also practical Each chapter follows same basic structure (same format as Foundations) Each chapter contains practical examples and/or vignettes New addition of highlight boxes in each chapter gives the main points in bullet format for ease of access to students new to the area Well referenced

Transforming Nursing Through Reflective Practice

Author: Christopher Johns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405143608
Release Date: 2009-02-05
Genre: Medical

Reflective practice has been widely adopted as a successful method for developing nursing. The second edition of Transforming Nursing through Reflective Practice provides a wealth of new insights from practitioners actively involved in reflective practice in nursing research, education, clinical practice and practice development. This invaluable book enables nurses to continually evaluate their own practice in order to inform their approaches to reflection; critique, develop and monitor their professional practice; and thereby improve the quality of their patient care. There is a greater emphasis in the new edition on transforming practice, the research base for reflective practice and grounding the reflective process in clinical practice. * Examines the contribution of reflective practice to nursing * Enables nurses to continually develop their practice and improve patient care * Includes insights from many areas of clinical practice * Explores the role of reflection in clinical supervision and research studies * Examines the role of narrative and reflective dialogue in reflective practice

Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice

Author: Tony Ghaye
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136842528
Release Date: 2010-12-09
Genre: Education

Now in its second edition, Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice is a practical guide to enable all those involved in educational activities to learn through the practices of reflection. The book highlights the power that those responsible for teaching and learning have to appraise, understand and positively transform their teaching. Seeing the teacher as a reflective learner, the book emphasises a strengths-based approach in which positivity, resilience, optimism and high performance can help invigorate teaching, enhance learning and allow the teacher to reach their full potential. This approach busts the myth that reflection on problems and deficits is the only way to better performance. The approach of this new edition is an ‘appreciative’ one. At its heart is the exploration and illustration of four reflective questions: What’s working well? What needs changing? What are we learning? Where do we go from here? With examples drawn from UK primary teacher education, the book reveals how appreciative reflective conversations can be initiated and sustained. It also sets out a range of practical processes for amplifying success. This book will be a must have for undergraduate and PGCE students on initial teacher training programmes. It will also interest practising teachers, teacher educators and those on continuing professional development courses.

Clinical Reflexology E Book

Author: Denise Tiran
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702048449
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Medical

Clinical Reflexology takes the practitioner on a journey of examination, critical review and debate prior to making recommendations for best practice in reflexology. The phenomenal rise in interest by health professionals in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and in particular touch therapies, has led to a need for texts that relate and integrate theory and practice to health care settings. Clinical Reflexology does this, expanding and exploring concepts introduced in the first edition. Many CAM books have been written for therapists working in private practice but many of these practitioners are also now working in healthcare settings. This book allows both groups to facilitate the greater integration of clinical reflexology in clinical practice. The book is divided into two sections. The first deals with key themes, including an up-to-date review of the research evidence and appropriate methodology, safe and supported practice and integration issues. All these themes are explored and discussed utilizing the available literature, analysis of models and concepts and are related specifically to health care practice. The second section focuses on the clinical application of reflexology and how it can be best adapted to the context. The contributors are committed pioneers in their field with a track record of integrating reflexology within clinical settings. Many are teachers, coordinators of therapy services and supervisors. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr Peter Mackereth is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies and Smoking Cessation Services at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester. He is a registered nurse, and has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology. Peter has an MA in Medical Ethics and has completed a PhD project examining reflexology vs. relaxation training for people with Multiple Sclerosis. An author and renowned speaker, Peter has held academic post in number of universities, most recently as Reader in Integrative Health at the University of Derby. Denise Tiran, a midwife, lecturer and reflex zone therapist, is an internationally aclaimed authority on complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth. She is Director of Expectancy, the leading provider of professional education on the safe use of complementary therapies in maternity care, including a special pregnancy course for reflexologists. Her latest book, Reflexology for Pregnancy and Childbirth, was published in January 2010.

The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution

Author: Michael D. Lang
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538116630
Release Date: 2019-03-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Designed as a manual, Lang’s Guide will help mediators incorporate the values and habits of reflective practice into their professional work in order to become resilient, resourceful and competent practitioners. The book presents practical, easy-to-understand descriptions of practitioner thinking and the application of theory and core beliefs.

Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research E Book

Author: Aarthi Ramlaul
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702048289
Release Date: 2010-07-15
Genre: Medical

All you need to successfully undertake a research project! This exciting new book provides radiography students and practitioners with the key skills and strategies required to undertake research within medical imaging and radiotherapy. Quantitative and qualitative research methods are covered and guidance given on the entire research process - from literature researching, information management and literature evaluation, through to data collection, data analysis and writing up. Specific instruction is given on the structure and presentation of dissertations, writing articles for publication and on presentation skills for presenting at conferences. FEATURES Tailored to meet the specific needs of radiography students plus practitioners undertaking research Includes practice tips and pitfalls to avoid Covers how to apply for research funding for larger scale projects Practical examples throughout clarify the concepts Accompanying EVOLVE website EVOLVE website An accompanying website includes interactive examples of how to use the statistics tests discussed within the text. Tailored to meet needs of radiography and medical imaging students and practitioners undertaking research Accompanying website includes 10 examples on how to use descriptive and inferential statistics packages with interactive 10-step exercises and video clips on how to start up the packages Case examples throughout clarify concepts.