Critical Reflection for Nursing and the Helping Professions

Author: Gary Rolfe
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 0333777956
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Introspection

Critical reflection, like all practice-based skills, can only be mastered by doing it. This practical user's guide takes the reader through a structured and coherent course in reflective practice, with frequent reflective writing exercises, discussion breaks and suggestions for further reading. With chapters on individual and group supervision, reflective writing, research and education, this book will be of interest to students and practitioners at all levels of nursing, midwifery, health visiting and social work.

Theory and Practice of Nursing

Author: Lynn Basford
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 0748758380
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

This title aims to cover the needs of the pre-registration nursing student, serving as a study guide and a foundation text. It emphasises the importance of community care and the social and cultural aspects of nursing.

Transitions in Nursing

Author: Esther Chang
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729583558
Release Date: 2015-07-07
Genre: Medical

Chang and Daly’s highly respected text assists students when preparing for their first nursing role by addressing key issues such as: Team work Organisational culture Stress management Communication skills Professional development strategies Self-care. NEW chapters: - Evidence-based practice/knowledge translation: a practical guide; - Establishing and maintaining a professional identity: portfolios and career progression; - Transition into practice: the regulatory framework for nursing Stronger focus on organisational culture, clinical reasoning, conflict resolution, skills and competencies, and requirements of professional portfolios Updated Recommended Readings and revised Case Study Reflective Questions All chapters have been updated to reflect current practice.

Transitions in Nursing

Author: Esther Chang
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729542111
Release Date: 2015-07-31
Genre: Nursing

This text recognises the issues and challenges faced by senior students making the transition to nursing practice. This book offers motivating discussion and insight to facilitate the shift from university to the workplace.This 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. This book 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.

Practising Critical Reflection A Resource Handbook

Author: Fook, Jan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335221707
Release Date: 2007-09-01
Genre: Social Science

Critical reflection in professional practice is popular across many different professions as a way of ensuring on going scrutiny and improved practice skills

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.

Contexts of Nursing

Author: John Daly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729579254
Release Date: 2009-09-23
Genre: Medical

Contexts of Nursing 3e builds on the strengths of previous editions and continues to provide nursing students with comprehensive coverage of core ideas and perspectives underpinning the practice of nursing. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New material on Cultural Awareness and Contemporary Approaches in Nursing has been introduced to reflect the realities of practice. Nursing themes are discussed from an Australian and New Zealand perspective and are supported by illustrated examples and evidence. Each chapter focuses on an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program and the new edition continues its discussions on history, culture, ethics, law, technology, and professional issues within the field of nursing. update and revised with strong contributions from a wide range of experienced educators from around Australia & New Zealand new Chapter 17 Becoming a Nurse Leader has been introduced into the third edition to highlight the ongoing need of management in practice Chapter 20 Cultural Awareness Nurses working with indigenous people is a new chapter which explores cultural awareness, safety and competence Chapter 22 Using informatics to expand awareness engages the reader on the benefits of using technology evidence-based approach is integrated throughout the text learning objectives, key words and reflective questions are included in all chapters

Researching Older People s Nursing

Author: Christine Smith
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137059888
Release Date: 2009-12-18
Genre: MEDICAL

Nursing older people is often considered the 'Cinderella' service. This ground-breaking new book seeks to rectify that, bringing discussion of elderly care to the forefront of research and critical practice. Based on the author's own ethnographic research, it explores the gap between theory (what nurses know) and practice (what nurses actually do), including: ■ key theories of older people's nursing ■ day-to-day practices on an elderly care ward ■ the essential skills of caring, nurturing and supporting ■ the importance of critical reflective practice. Researching Older People's Nursing links the realities of practice with the key principles from 'on the ward' research. It is a fascinating read for nursing students, practitioners and researchers alike.

Handbook of Veterinary Nursing

Author: Hilary Orpet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118279458
Release Date: 2011-11-28
Genre: Medical

Handbook of Veterinary Nursing presents essentialguidance and helpful tips on developing and delivering high qualitynursing care and skills. Fully updated, this easy-to-follow guide reflects recent changesto veterinary nursing qualifications, current terminology and drugsin use. The emphasis is on the importance of working methodically,using high quality procedures, to help the whole veterinary teamensure the most successful outcomes in animal care. Written in note form for quick reference by veterinary nursesand technicians at all stages of their training and career, thiswill be invaluable for both exam revision and quick reference inclinic. Contents include: The nursing process in veterinary care, physical assessment ofthe patient, managing the hospital environment, managing theoperating room, surgical nursing activities, anaesthesia,diagnostic imaging, diagnostic tests, triage and emergencyprocedures, and essential calculations for drugs, fluids, nutritionand radiographic exposures. Key features: •Gives clinical advice quickly and simply •Written by authors with many years experience of veterinarynurse training and education •Contains essential calculations •Illustrated in colour throughout

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

Author: Sam Willis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118490853
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Medical

An essential text for the aspiring student paramedic,Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice makes paramedic scienceand pre-hospital care accessible, straightforward andexciting. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject,presenting the must-have information that students needabout both the theory and practice of what it means to be aparamedic. With extensive full-colour illustrations throughout, aswell as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook willsupport paramedic students throughout their course.

Participatory Research in Palliative Care

Author: Jo Hockley
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191651991
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

Participatory research is a relatively new method of researching practice especially within palliative care. It differs from other methodologies in that there is an expectation of action within the research process. The values that underpin participatory research are collaboration, empowerment, and reflection. In the current climate of collaboration and working with people in healthcare, participatory research methods are gaining increasing interest when there is a desire to bring about change. Organisational change is becoming an important focus as we look at ways of not only reducing costs but at the same time improving quality of care. While palliative care puts the patient and family at the centre, Participatory Research in Palliative Care discusses a new research methodology that puts practitioners at the heart of the research process as collaborators who work together with researchers to resolve problems in practice. Divided into three sections, it provides theoretical groundings of action research, a greater focus on exemplars from studies within palliative care, and discusses prominent issues when using such a methodology. All three sections are illustrated by an action research study undertaken by the author within a palliative care setting. Participatory Research in Palliative Care is written by international, multi-disciplinary authors who explore a collaborative approach to embark on research. It will appeal to health and social care professionals, academics undertaking research within palliative care, and the management of organisations where people with end of life care needs are cared for, including long-term care homes.

Bailliere s Study Skills for Nurses and Midwives E Book

Author: Sian Maslin-Prothero
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702049361
Release Date: 2010-01-21
Genre: Medical

Whether you are a first time student or returning to study, it can seem very daunting. This book can help you get the most from studying and shows how to make good use of your time and achieve success. This 4th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. It demonstrates how to develop and build on existing strengths and experiences to get the most out of any course. Using a down-to-earth and user-friendly style, it concentrates on what you need to know. It can help you to: • get the most from reading and lectures • access libraries • use the Internet and databases • develop IT skills • learn through reflection • develop a portfolio • prepare assignments • get the most from placements. activities reflection points case studies annotated further reading useful websites This new edition reflects recent changes in nursing and midwifery policy and practice including aspects such as ePortfolios, the European Computer Driving Licence and podcasts The majority of the chapters have been rewritten with either a student, or a practitioner to reflect the need for greater evidence of practice and its importance to midwifery and nursing students. More emphasis on clinical nursing and midwifery practise by relating skills to clinical placements and employment with a new chapter on Clinical Skills. New chapter on ‘Getting ready to study’

Ethics in Professional Life

Author: Sarah Banks
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137189332
Release Date: 2008-11-24
Genre: Social Science

What does it mean to be a good professional? What is the role of courage in professional life? How do we develop the moral qualities of respectfulness, justice and care? Firmly rooted in practice, this book is a timely exploration of the nature and value of a virtue-based approach to ethics in health and social care. Skilfully drawing on relevant moral philosophical literature, Part I offers a clear yet critical account of virtue ethics. Virtue ethics bases ethical evaluations on the moral qualities or character traits of professional practitioners. This approach, the authors argue, is a vital counter-balance to the recent emphasis in professional ethics on the regulation of conduct by rules and procedures. Part II explores the key virtues of professional wisdom, courage, respectfulness, care, trustworthiness, justice and integrity. Each chapter starts with examples from practice and ends with strategies for cultivating these key virtues in education and practice. Ethics in Professional Life is a challenging and original text that is ideal reading for all students, practitioners and academics in the field of health and social care.

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.

Social Construction and Social Work Practice

Author: Stanley L. Witkin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231530309
Release Date: 2011-11-22
Genre: Social Science

Social construction addresses the cultural factors and social dynamics that give rise to and maintain values and beliefs. Drawing on postmodern philosophies and critical, social, and literary theories, social construction has become an important and influential framework for practice and research within social work and related fields. Embracing inclusivity and multiplicity, social construction provides a framework for knowledge and practice that is particularly congruent with social work values and aims. In this accessible collection, Stanley L Witkin showcases the innovative ways in which social construction may be understood and expressed in practice. He calls on experienced practitioner-scholars to share their personal accounts of interpreting and applying social constructionist ideas in different settings (such as child welfare agencies, schools, and the courts) and with diverse clientele (such as "resistant" adolescents, disadvantaged families, indigenous populations, teachers, children in protective custody, refugee youth, and adult perpetrators of sexual crimes against children). Eschewing the prescriptive stance of most theoretical frameworks, social construction can seem challenging for students and practitioners. This book responds with rich, illustrative descriptions of how social constructionist thinking has inspired practice approaches, illuminating the diversity and creative potential of practices that draw on social constructionist ideas. Writing in a direct, accessible style, contributors translate complex concepts into the language of daily encounter and care, and through a committed transnational focus they demonstrate the global reach and utility of their work. Chapters are provocative and thoughtful, reveal great suffering and courage, share inspiring stories of strength and renewal, and acknowledge the challenges of an approach that complicates evidence-based evaluations and requirements.