Ebook A Beginners Guide To Evidence Based Practice In Health And Social Care

Author by : Helen Aveyard
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 60
Total Download : 211
File Size : 53,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Have you heard of 'evidence-based practice' but don't know what it means? Are you struggling with relating evidence to your practice? Do you want a straight forward, clearly written and practical guide to evidence-based practice? This is the book for anyone who has ever wondered what evidence-based practice is, how to relate it to practice or use it in academic work. Fully updated in this brand new edition, this book uses simple and easy to understand language to help those new to the topic. It provides a step by step guide to what we mean by evidence-based practice and how to apply this concept to your practice and learning. This new edition features: • Additional explanations with examples from health and social care practice, using a wider range of reviews and research • Inclusion of contemporary issues such as predatory journals, use of social media and rapid reviews • Practical solutions to the challenges of using more and better evidence in busy practice settings and in academic work • Revised and expanded useful web links highlighted throughout the book • Clearer explanations of difficult research terms and an updated glossary • New end-of-chapter quizzes to help assess how much you have learned A Beginner's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Social Care, 3rd Edition is key reading for both students and professionals who need to search for, appraise and apply evidence in nursing, allied health care or social care. "This highly engaging book is a 'must-have' for health professionals who want to navigate their way through the professional and scientific literature and find the best available evidence to inform their decision-making." Debra Jackson, Professor of Nursing, Oxford Brookes University, UK and University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia "This 3rd edition is an ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as clinicians wanting to extend their practice in an evidence-based manner. It is presented in an engaging style that draws the reader in and the language is pitched to inform and educate a broad audience. A diverse range of examples are included to highlight key points so as to appeal to readers from a range of backgrounds. Overall this is a must-have text for a wide audience." Professor Elizabeth Halcomb, Professor of Primary Health Care Nursing, University of Wollongong, Australia


A Beginner S Guide To Evidence Based Practice In Health And Social Care

Author by : Helen Aveyard
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 50
Total Download : 443
File Size : 41,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : "A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice in Health and Social Care is for anyone who has ever wondered what evidence based practice is or how to relate it to practice. It presents the topic in a simple, easy to understand way, enabling those unfamiliar with evidence based practice to apply the concept to their practice and learning. Using everyday language, this book provides a step by step guide to what we mean by evidence based practice and how to apply it. It also provides an easy to follow guide to searching for evidence, explains how to work out if the evidence is relevant or not, explores how evidence can be applied in the practice setting, and outlines how evidence can be incorporated into your academic writing." -- Publisher's description.


Ebook A Survival Guide For Health Research Methods

Author by : Tracy Ross
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 15
Total Download : 325
File Size : 53,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : “This is an excellent and much needed book. It has a clear and logical structure that leads you through the knowledge base needed to critically appraise and evaluate clinical research studies … Each section has brief measurable learning outcomes to give the learning focus and particularly helpful is the “Jargon Busting” glossary placed at the end of each chapter … This is the book I wish I had written.” Christine Lorraine Carline, Senior Lecturer, Staffordshire University, Faculty of Health, UK “This short book covers all the major issues and perspectives with which health undergraduates must become familiar … It is written in plain English with clear explanations and appropriate examples, along with exercises, articles and glossaries. For those students who approach the topic of research with trepidation, this book will be a welcome and painless introduction.” David Shaw PhD CSci, The Open University, UK “The author has provided a text that is accessible to a wide range of health students and practitioners ... The discussions about how recent is recent evidence is a question that particularly vexes students and this book provides some guidance to the debate, whilst acknowledging there is no easy answer.” Alan Williams, Lecturer, University of Nottingham, UK This handy book is an ideal companion for all health and nursing students looking for an accessible guide to research. Written in a friendly style, the book takes the stress out of research learning by offering realistic, practical guidance and demystifying research methods jargon. The book takes you through the main methods, tools and approaches used by health researchers and uses examples and case studies to highlight good and bad practice in research. The book also includes:Guidance on critical thinking and writing, to assist you in interpreting research articles and judging their worthSimple exercises, discussion points and reflective opportunities to help you construct logical arguments and apply research findings to practiceUseful tips for surviving and exceeding in your course of study A section in each chapter on ‘jargon busting’ to help you keep on top of the terms and language used in research A Survival Guide for Health Research Methods is a great first book for students and practitioners new to the subject. It will also be of use to staff returning to practice and those with no prior research knowledge.


Ebook Workplace Learning In Health And Social Care A Student S Guide

Author by : Carolyn Jackson
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 70
Total Download : 782
File Size : 55,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : "A really positive and timely text, which contributes to the evidence base and prepares and supports the health and social care student for the challenges of the modern workplace. I highly recommend it." British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, May 2011 "This book is clear, concise and makes for easy reading throughout ... It provides some great tips on learning within a work environment in addition to an excellent chapter on learning styles that any student could benefit from. The book is bursting with helpful knowledge on formulating action plans, working with mentors, personal development plans and the importance of career planning … Its concepts are useable and applicable to all student nurses." Laura Carter, Student Nurse, Kingston University, UK "A good, comprehensive addition to any student nurses collection! The book is laid out in a clear, logical manner which is easy to read whilst covering the most important points ... [It will be] particularly beneficial to those considering applying for jobs as it explains the Knowledge and Skills framework and how this can be used in practice as well as giving tips on filling in application forms, completing CV’s and how to be successful in an interview … A valuable resource for any student currently studying a course related to health and social care." Ashley Malone, Student, Queen's University Belfast This practical book is an essential student guide to getting the most out of your work based learning (WBL) experiences in health and social care settings. The book is designed to help you understand the different aspects of WBL and how it links to your foundation degree, lifelong learning and your own individual personal development. The book:Provides practical strategies and exercises to strengthen your capacity to learn at work and reflect on your own personal and professional development goalsShows you how to develop relationships with your employers and key members of your multi-disciplinary teamExplores how you can demonstrate evidence of learning in the workplace in your PDP and portfolio Includes real life quotes and tips from healthcare students undertaking WBL as part of a foundation degree, so you can learn from their experiences Workplace Learning in Health and Social Care is ideal for foundation degree students as well as health care workers, health care assistants and assistant practitioners. Contributors: Jane Abbott, Tom Aird, Jayne Crow, Peter Ellis, Mary Northrop, Helen O'Keefe, Barbara Workman


Ebook How To Write Well A Guide For Health And Social Care Students

Author by : June Keeling
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 61
Total Download : 801
File Size : 48,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Good writing skills are essential for study, but many students find that they struggle to write well. Written especially for health and social care students, this book demystifies academic writing, giving you a better understanding of what good writing looks like, and how to achieve it. Topics covered in this accessible book include:How to plan and write pieces to deadlinesHow to copyedit and proofread your own workHow to develop good writing behaviours and find motivationHow to write effective and safe service user records This user-friendly guide includes examples of good and bad writing, activities to work through, handy hints and tips at the end of each chapter and personal experiences from students, making it a must-read for any health and social care students looking for the skills and confidence to master good academic writing. Contributors: Michael Baksh, Amanda Clarke, Elizabeth Cooper, James Greaves, Dasha Koneva, Jane Quigley, Victoria Ridgway, Dr Carol Lewis-Roylance, Pat Talbot, Richard Williams, Mary Williams. "This book is aimed at students, but I am sure that it has an audience beyond that - we all need help and encouragement to write. Full of practical advice and examples, this book will help you to find a writing strategy that works for you and to develop our own style. Some simple but very effective ideas are used such as: making writing a normal activity; just keeping going; and not necessarily starting at the beginning." Roger Watson, Professor of Nursing, University of Hull, UK "The focus of this book is on how to write well. As I have argued previously, we all need to be reminded of the skills required in order to make a difference to our patient, clients and their carers’ lives. Lifelong learning is the way that we update our knowledge, skills and competencies. But in order to do this effectively we need to have the right skill set. The ability to write well is fundamental to our personal and professional learning, and this is regardless of what stage we are in our careers. Writing is a skill that we use every day, be it an email to a friend or an assignment for a course. With practice we can develop and refine this essential skill. I particularly like the way the authors encourage us to be critical of our writing; this is also something that we can offer to others as critical friends." Sian E Maslin-Prothero, Professor of Nursing (Clinical), School of Nursing & Midwifery and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia


A Beginner S Guide To Critical Thinking And Writing In Health And Social Care

Author by : Aveyard, Helen
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 10
Total Download : 287
File Size : 40,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A realistic and practical introduction to all the skills of critical appraisal and writing designed to meet the needs of the health and social care student.


Ebook Perioperative Practice Case Book

Author by : Hannah Abbott
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 96
Total Download : 379
File Size : 51,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This case book is the ideal text for Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs), as well as student ODPs and nurses preparing to work in perioperative care. Delivering individualised, holistic and evidence-based care can be challenging in the perioperative setting, requiring the practitioner to apply specialist clinical knowledge to each individual patient. This text presents 20 interactive case studies that will support the reader in assimilating a wide range of professional knowledge in order to develop a comprehensive plan of care for patients they encounter. The practical cases: • Demonstrate how care will vary depending on the patient’s physiological assessment and their personal, social, cultural and emotional needs • Will consolidate the reader’s learning around pathophysiology, pharmacology, assessment skills and clinical skills • Include common clinical procedures as well as those that are more complex and require a deeper analysis of the evidence in order to improve patient care. • Use “Stop and Think” boxes to encourage readers to reflect on key points within the case study, in order to develop their own knowledge and assist in their CPD This text will support all learners, at both pre- and post-registration level as they develop their knowledge of perioperative care. Its goal is to help the practitioner deliver excellent and confident care in perioperative practice and in other healthcare settings. “Although clearly targeted at the student Operating Department Practitioner, Abbott and Wordsworth have produced a learning resource that any learner in the perioperative environment will find both informative and a useful learning aid. The editors have set out the twenty patient case studies in a sequence that allows the student to work through them as their course and competence progresses, although students can dip into the case studies in any order that supports their current clinical placement. The section introducing perioperative care is essential reading for any perioperative practitioner, with an up-to-date introduction to the latest concepts of teamwork and human factors in patient safety. Coupled with the patient-centred focus of the case studies this provides any reader with an understanding of the changing approach to patient care in the perioperative environment.” Bill Kilvington, President, College of Operating Department Practitioners, UK “I have read this book several times and found that the chapter contents are excellent. This book will be useful for ODPs and theatre nurses, it will enhance their knowledge and skills and may also enhance their abilities to work in operating departments and care well for patients. The book covers preoperative care, intraoperative care and postoperative care which is essential for all practitioners working in operating departments. The content of this book is very informative and will be of great use to both students and qualified practitioners. I find it very impressive and I envisage it to be very useful to all theatre practitioners!” Paul Wicker, formerly Head of Perioperative Studies, Edge Hill University, UK and Visiting Professor, Nanjing University, China.


Ebook Revalidation A Journey For Nurses And Midwives

Author by : Marianne Fairley - Murdoch
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 87
Total Download : 116
File Size : 40,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Are you prepared for revalidation? All nurses and midwives in the UK are required to complete the revalidation process every 3 years in order to renew their registration. This book explores key areas of revalidation such as adult learning and CPD, personal reflection and growth, and improving practice by obtaining and learning from practice-related feedback. This handy guide contains a wealth of tips and advice for all nurses and midwives to help to make the process more understandable and manageable. Key features: • Practical suggestions and examples for engaging in relevant continuing professional development (CPD) • Introduces methods to help complete the reflective accounts • Provides support to prepare for the reflective discussion and confirmation process • Features 'Time Out' boxes and activities throughout that can be used for reflection on practice and support personal development • Practical ideas for portfolio development Essential reading for all NMC registrants, regardless of practice setting, as well as student nurses and midwives who will need to undergo revalidation throughout their careers. Employers will also find this book helpful when supporting staff with revalidation. "I found this book very easy to read. It shows clearly how to incorporate revalidation into our practice and make it as stress-free as possible!" Myrna Melville, Registered Nurse, UK "The book is structured in an accessible way and is designed to really assist registrants through the revalidation process. I particularly like the frequent activities built in as the reader progresses through the chapters." Professor Ian Murray, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University, UK "This book is a first of its kind and as the title suggest it’s a journey where the authors walks with the readers step by step to a successful revalidation destination. The authors are evidently well vast with this subject matter and had produced a book that is beautifully laid out, easy to read without being patronizing." Esther Kuria


Ebook Introduction To Community Nursing Practice

Author by : Jane Arnott
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 77
Total Download : 760
File Size : 48,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This book will introduce the skills required to work with the challenges of community nurse activities, from working in people's homes, organizing yourself, working with carers, assessment skills and working with other professions.


Ebook A Postgraduate S Guide To Doing A Literature Review In Health And Social Care 2e

Author by : Helen Aveyard
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 78
Total Download : 363
File Size : 55,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This text is a comprehensive, highly readable guide to how to undertake a literature review in health and social care, tailored specifically for postgraduate study. Essential reading for all those undertaking any study at post-graduate level, the book provides clarity and a step by step approach to doing a literature review from start to finish which will enable you to: • Identify which type of review is appropriate for your study • Select the literature that you need to include in your review • Search for, appraise and analyse relevant literature • Write up your review Crucially the book explores the common features of a broad range of types of literature review, which serve different functions – including the literature review that is a pre-requisite prior to a larger empirical study, and the literature review that is a study in its own right. With real-life examples of written research and succinct summaries at the end of each chapter, A Post-Graduate’s Guide to Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care is the ideal text for students wanting to get the very most from their study.


Ebook A Beginner S Guide To Critical Thinking And Writing In Health And Social Care

Author by : Helen Aveyard
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 41
Total Download : 111
File Size : 40,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Ever struggled to write a critical essay? Ever wondered what critical thinking actually is and how you can apply it in your academic work and practice? This bestselling guide takes you through every stage of becoming a critical thinker, from approaching your subject to writing your essays or dissertation in health and social care. Each chapter tackles a different aspect of critical thinking and shows you how it's done using examples and simple language. Beginning with an overview of the importance of critical thinking, the book goes on to cover: How to think critically about different types of information as potential evidence, including books, journals, articles, websites, and, new to this edition, social media How to demonstrate critical thinking in written work and presentations How to adopt critical thinking in practice Updated with more references to online resources and critical appraisal tools, this fully revised second edition includes: The key tool 'Six questions for critical thinking' which will assist you in developing your skills for academic work and practice - updated for this edition in response to student evaluation An expanded worked example of critical analysis New exploration of the connection between theory and practice This book is an essential purchase for students and qualified healthcare staff alike and was highly commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012. "This is an amazing book that I recommend to all levels of students as there is something in it for all. It is written in an easy to understand and friendly style that is accessible to anyone has an interest in critical thinking whether they are studying or not. It puts a different perspective on one’s thinking and has even turned it on its head for some students. I love this book and the sound of the penny dropping for my learners!" Liz Rockingham, Adult Field Lead / Teaching Fellow, University of Surrey, UK "In my estimation this is the definitive beginner‘s guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care. After reading this book any student should understand why and how critical thinking underpins professional practice and the highest endeavours in academic work and research. Within the book are three invaluable checklists: 1) 'Six questions for critical thinking',2) 'Critical thinking skills in your written work' and 3) 'Critical thinking, or relying on routine'. A wonderful book for both Undergraduate and Masters’ students and a must for hard-pressed academics who wish to encourage and endorse the need for critical thinking at all levels in all of their students". Dr Ruth Davies, Associate Professor Child and Family Health, Swansea University, UK "I did not intend to read this book cover to cover but it was such a pleasure I did. The book by Aveyard, Sharp and Woolliams achieves exactly what it sets out to do and is a comprehensive and highly readable guide. In this little gem the mysteries of critical thinking and writing are unpacked. Useful tools, resources, activities and worked examples are included and the reader is guided to develop their own skills. From the initial challenge to explore their personal values, beliefs and assumptions, through to how to adopt critical thinking in practice, the reader is left in no doubt as to the valuable contribution this book will make to developing their skills of critical thinking and writing for professional practice." Ailsa Espie, Senior Lecturer, Division of Nursing, Queen Margaret University, UK "Health and social care professionals navigate through extensive quantities of information in the course of their work. The ability to think clearly and critically is fundamental for appraising and implementing evidence and knowledge in practice. This book is an excellent place to start learning these vital skills and I recommend it to my students and to you." Dr Martin Webber, Anniversary Reader in Social Work, University of York, UK "I would recommend this book to any health care student, not just nurses, that require help in starting out how to write critically in essays, presentations, literature reviews and dissertations." Jade Day, Student Nurse at Anglia Ruskin University, UK


Ebook Achieving Competencies For Nursing Practice A Handbook For Student Nurses

Author by : Sheila Reading
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 41
Total Download : 976
File Size : 42,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This book will offer examples to nursing students to enable a creative and innovative understanding of how the competencies may be demonstrated in the many contexts where practice occurs with individuals, groups or possibly communities.


Essentials Of Nursing Adults

Author by : Karen Elcock
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 48
Total Download : 376
File Size : 44,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This one-stop-shop will enable students to understand the core aspects of care, learn the essential nursing skills and knowledge that underpin practice, deal with the complexities of the role and apply their learning to common conditions and patient groups.


Clay S Handbook Of Environmental Health

Author by : Stephen Battersby
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 74
Total Download : 378
File Size : 55,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Clay’s Handbook of Environmental Health, since its first publication in 1933, has provided a definitive guide for the environmental health practitioner, or reference for the consultant or student. This 21th edition continues as a first point of reference, reviewing the core principles, techniques and competencies, and then outlining the specialist subjects. It has been refocused on the current curriculum of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Environmental Health but should also readily suit the generalist or specialist working outside the UK.


Ebook The Good Research Guide For Small Scale Social Research Projects

Author by : Martyn Denscombe
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 94
Total Download : 899
File Size : 49,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The Good Research Guide is a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research. Returning in its 7th edition, bestselling author Martyn Denscombe provides practical and straightforward guidance for those who need to conduct small-scale research projects as part of their undergraduate, postgraduate or professional studies. It covers all the major issues and concerns from start to finish. The book provides: •A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis •Jargon-free coverage of the key issues •Checklists to guide good practice The seventh edition has been extensively updated and includes features such as: •A thorough restructuring of the contents to follow reflecting the order of doing a research project •New chapter on doing a Research Proposal •New chapter on Secondary sources, including Systematic Reviews, widening the focus on to the use of secondary source •New Strategies update to include new sections on ‘Non-reactive Measures’, ‘Big Data’, and online research tools such as MTurk •New material covering autoethnography, Layder’s Adaptive Theory, empowering research •Expanded on Research Ethics, including data protection laws •New coverage on Methods of data collection to include covert research and Photovoice technique •In Quantitative Data Analysis new coverage to include Gorard’s critique of significance testing Updated throughout, the new edition is a valuable and contemporary resource for anyone conducting social research including those in applied areas such as business studies, health studies, nursing, education, social work, policy studies, marketing, media studies and criminology.


Ebook Surviving Your Placement In Health And Social Care A Student Handbook

Author by : Joan Healey
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 15
Total Download : 215
File Size : 48,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This book provides a comprehensive account of the issues concerning students' placements. It is well structured and represents great value. Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP) "This attractive workbook provides a wealth of tools and ‘top tips’ for students of health and social care struggling to survive the demands of 21st century practice placements. The authors artfully distil their knowledge, experience and expertise in placement learning in order to accompany the student on their journey from novice to qualified professional." Stephanie Hobson, Head of Practice Education, Oxford Brookes University "I found the text to be set at a good level for new students of nursing, allied health and social care especially for the early placements in their programme of study. In an easy and engaging style the book offer a range of useful tools to helps students make the most and get the best from their placement experiences. I would be happy to recommend this to students on a range of courses." George Bell, Northumbria University, UK "This well written book is easy to understand and covers everything you would want to know about the practice experience from how to deal with emotional situations to having clinical assessments, from personality clashes to failing your placement. Every possible worry is addressed with positive conclusions. It places much emphasis on reflection, supervision and time management which are essential to student nurses’ future practice. The interactive approach is user friendly and helps the student develop their skills from junior to experienced practitioner." Lynda Luke, Sexual Health Nurse, Glasgow, UK As students in health and social care professions, you will spend up to half of your time out on placement. This accessible and practical book is designed to help you make the most of this invaluable learning experience and is suitable for use in all areas of practice, whether you are training to be a nurse, midwife, occupational therapist, social worker or physiotherapist. In student friendly language it covers all the main areas of placement learning, including: Developing a learning contract Reflective practice Using supervision Managing time Evidence-based practice Capturing your learning in a personal and professional portfolio Failing placements This book of highly practical chapters provides reflection exercises, questions, tests, ideas and tools to use on your placement, case studies to read and practical tips throughout to help you achieve your best on placement, in whatever area of practice you are in. Surviving Your Placement in Health and Social Careis key reading for all health and social care students, including nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and radiographers amongst other.


Ebook User Participation In Health And Social Care Research

Author by : Mike Nolan
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 57
Total Download : 514
File Size : 55,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The book is structured around ten original case studies which explore the use of a range of user participation research methods in practice worldwide. It provides a practical framework for all groups wishing to undertake research based on the principles and values of user participation.


Understanding Nursing Research Ebook

Author by : Nancy Burns
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 69
Total Download : 737
File Size : 46,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Two different appraisal processes are included: A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research. A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.


Ebook Community Mental Health Nursing And Dementia Care

Author by : John Keady
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 41
Total Download : 928
File Size : 49,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : "it should be compulsory reading for any nurse working with people who have dementia and should be a core text on courses used to train this profession." Dementia "I'd recommend this book to any health professional working in dementia care. Its commitment to breaking down inter-disciplinary barriers makes it universally applicable." Mental Health Today A rounded account of Community Mental Health Nurses' practice in dementia care has been long overdue. This is the first book to focus on the role of Community Mental Health Nurses in their highly valued work with both people with dementia and their families. This book: Explores the complexity and diversity of Community Mental Health Nurse work Captures perspectives from along the trajectory of dementia Identifies assessment and intervention approaches Discusses an emerging evidence base for implications in practice Contributions to this collection of essays and articles are drawn from Community Mental Health Nurse practitioners and researchers at the forefront of their fields. It is key reading for practitioners, researchers, students, managers and policy makers in the field of community mental health nursing and/or dementia care. Contributors: Trevor Adams, Peter Ashton, Gill Boardman, Angela Carradice, Chris Clark, Charlotte L. Clarke, Jan Dewing, Sue Hahn, Mark Holman, John Keady, Kath Lowery, Jill Manthorpe, Cathy Mawhinney, Anne Mason, Paul McCloskey, Anne McKinley, Linda Miller, Gordon Mitchell, Elinor Moore, Michelle Murray, Mike Nolan, Peter Nolan, Tracy Packer, Sean Page, Marilla Pugh, Helen Pusey, Assumpta Ryan, Alison Soliman, Vicki Traynor, Dot Weaks, Heather Wilkinson.


Ebook The Nurse Mentor S Handbook Supporting Students In Clinical Practice

Author by : Danny Walsh
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 29
Total Download : 246
File Size : 52,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This popular book is the ideal companion text for all new and trainee nurse mentors, to help devise and enhance learning opportunities for their students.


Making Sense Of Research In Nursing Health And Social Care

Author by : Pam Moule
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 90
Total Download : 825
File Size : 54,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care? Now in its 7th edition, this introductory guide provides you with a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology that you will come across when undertaking research in any course related to nursing, health and social care. The book’s easy-to-follow structure takes you from research novice to confident researcher, helping you to make sense of research and understand how it is implemented in healthcare practice. The new edition includes: Updates in line with the 2018 NMC standards, with more information on the impact of GDPR, consent and vulnerable groups, Personal and Public Involvement (PPI), and work-based projects. Improved case examples of real research, with more on group work, poster presentations, research output and dissemination, literature reviews, and dissertations. Upgraded activities that include reflective exercises, critical appraisal tools, a dissemination plan, and a glossary, all in the book. This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students within the health and therapy professions, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, radiographers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and paramedics.


Ebook Person Centred Approaches In Healthcare A Handbook For Nurses And Midwives

Author by : Stephen Tee
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 53
Total Download : 764
File Size : 54,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : How do we learn from service user perspectives? What practical skills and approaches are needed to make care truly person-centred? Written by practitioners, academics and, more importantly, the people who use health services, this unique text examines the application of person-centred principles across a range of healthcare contexts. It will provide you with the essential skills, techniques and strategies needed to deliver person-centred care. Patient and service users should be at the heart of healthcare delivery, and this book will equip nurses and midwives by connecting the reader to the lived experience of those receiving healthcare. It examines issues across the lifespan and reveals how person-centred care can best be achieved by working in partnership. After introducing key principles and service design in chapters 1 and 2, each chapter that follows tackles a different age or disease specific area of care, including: • Maternity care • Family care including health visiting • Adolescent care • Adult critical care • Diseases including diabetes and arthritis • Care for people with long term mental health problems • Intellectual disabilities • Care of carers Putting people at the heart of healthcare is essential to effective practice, and this book interweaves real patient stories into every chapter, bringing nursing and midwifery theory to life and helping students and practitioners hone and develop their skills. An essential buy for all nurses and midwives. “This book offers an innovative, creative and fresh approach to understanding the heart of patient centred care. Its partnership approach has meant that the voices of national experts and patients are represented, and together they share their expertise and experience based insights, which has resulted in a text that illuminates the evidence base for nurses, midwives and other health care professionals. Never has there been a more significant time to focus on patient centred care and this book makes a meaningful and bold contribution to constructively expanding the concepts of patient centred care and providing an applicable approach for practitioners. This text helpfully covers the life span of individuals from a range of care settings and as such offers a unique and crisp approach. I would suggest that whether you are a student nurse or an experienced practitioner, this book would provide you with clear, informative and robust evidence to enhance the care you provide. This is a must read for students, health care professionals and academics – an excellent addition to the knowledge base.” Brian J Webster-Henderson, Professor of Nursing and University Dean of Learning and Teaching, Edinburgh Napier University, UK “Evident throughout the book is the collaboration of its contributors, providing a real sense of compassion in care. The service users’ ‘voice’ positively speaks to the reader and together with other contributors inspires a practice of care and compassion, professionally as well as personally. It is easy to read and follow and the activities encourage thinking and debate and reflective practice. The opening chapter introduces person-centeredness well, where its philosophy appears to be embedded within each chapter. It reads as supportive and developmental for practitioners.” Tracey Harding, Lecturer and Programme Lead, Doctorate in Clinical Practice, University of Southampton, UK “This excellent book offers a number of things to the reader: the theory for person-centred care; a structured approach to the development of that knowledge across the lifespan; and, most importantly, people’s experiences – these jump off the page bringing life to the theory. For me, it was the ‘voices’ that were gripping as I grappled with the issues (many of which are challenging and from which the authors did not shy away). Some of these were hard to read as I wished that the healthcare professionals in those situations had taken the time to really hear what the concerns were. The book is steeped in the realities of practice and helps to make sense of the challenges – and opportunities – that exist in healthcare practice as person-centred care continues to go to the heart of practice.” Ruth Taylor, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, UK


Ebook Making Sense Of Nursing Portfolios A Guide For Students

Author by : Fiona Timmins
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 41
Total Download : 367
File Size : 53,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : "Each chapter's activities are hands-on and should make the book a useful and enjoyable experience. It will appeal to students and teachers as a one-stop shop for portfolio advice and support." Nursing Standard "This text is much needed. Clearly written and engaging, this has the potential to become a gold standard portfolio text." Roger Watson, Editor of Journal of Clinical Nursing and Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sheffield "Having read this book, I feel that it is not only useful for nursing students, but could be useful for qualified nurses who are working on their continuing professional development folder... As students progress through their course, how they manage their time, their attitude to learning and the goals they set for themselves may change. It is fitting therefore that the first chapter looks at learning in the context of portfolios and includes a time management, desire for learning and self control questionnaire - which although gives no definition to how the student manages their time, could prove to be an interesting activity particularly if completed at the start of a year and then at the completion of the year." Joanne Starkes, Nursing Student "Fiona Timmins has made the topic of nursing portfolios easy to understand with simple terms and many helpful activities throughout while still being easy to read. While covering everything from the purpose of portfolios, content and structure to portfolios in operation this is a book that will greatly help anyone trying to produce a portfolio whether just starting or nearing the end of one...I will deffinately be refering to this book throughout my 3 years as a student nurse making my portfolio and would reccomend others to do so as well." Laura Franklin, Nursing Student "Fiona Timmins has written a book which is not just usefull for student nurses but it also makes the topic easier to understand. Throughout the text there are many activities for the reader to partake in. It covers key topics such as "portfolio content" and "portfolio structure". As a 2nd year nursing student i believe that this text is a valuble asset to any nursing students bookshelf as it is clear, consise and makes what can be a very confusing subject appear much easier." Vicky Bain, Nursing Student "Fiona Timmins has produced a book that is not only simple and easy to read but provides activities that enable the reader to think deeper about the information they include within their portfolio. Remember points dotted through each chapter provide quick and easy hints and tips to look back on while completing a portfolio ... This is one book, which I wish I had the chance to read in my first year, but it will be a handy companion while I complete my portfolio. I will recommend this book to my fellow classmates and also students in the years bellow, as they will defiantly benefit from this book." Leanne Haigh, Nursing Student This accessible book provides a guide to the context of portfolio development and its importance not just to assessment but to the patient experience. All students undertaking pre-registration nursing qualifications are required to complete a portfolio as part of their formal assessment, in order to bridge the gap between theory and practice and to provide evidence of achievements in practice. Fiona Timmins offers a handy guide to approaching, putting together and developing an effective portfolio, helping you answer questions like: What should be in my portfolio? How should I present it? How will my portfolio be assessed? Reflection points and portfolio examples make the book easy to use. Key topics covered include: Learning in the context of the portfolio The purpose of portfolios Reflection and reflective practice Competence in nursing Portfolio content Portfolio structure The portfolio in operation Making Sense of Portfolios is essential reading for all pre- and post-registration nursing students looking for a clear and accessible guide to creating and developing a portfolio.


Ebook Reflective Practice For Healthcare Professionals

Author by : Beverley Taylor
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 59
Total Download : 452
File Size : 40,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : "Taylor reveals how reflection and contemplation creatively welds the everyday working day world to a myriad of cultural, ethical, moral and managerial challenges. This book offers the beginning practitioner a broad understanding of why conscious awareness of one's thinking matters. Taylor's insight reveals her deep thoughtfulness as a meticulous researcher, supervisor and mentor and her guidelines will ground you in shaping your own development as a researcher in practice." Dr Margaret Martin, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand "Reflection, as a process of critical self-evaluation, continues to grow and be recognised as a successful,approach to improving, changing and managing healthcare practice. This latest text by Taylor is a welcome addition to the increasing body of knowledge on the subject. She writes, as always, with exceptional clarity and manages to combine practical guidance with experiential insights and theoretical frameworks. Highlighting the importance of ordinary human communication for all healthcare professionals, Taylor's text and presence is anything but ordinary." Professor Dawn Freshwater, University of Leeds, UK "This book is about more than reflection, it is about a philosophy of nursing that Taylor has espoused throughout her career, and it makes a connection with the reader in a way that many books do not.This is a must-have book for all who wish to move their practice forwards." Joanne Pike, Senior Lecturer, NEWI, North Wales This popular book provides practical guidance for healthcare professionals wishing to reflect on their work and improve the way they undertake clinical procedures, interact with other people at work and deal with power issues. The new edition has been broadened in focus from nurses and midwives exclusively, to include all healthcare professionals. Practice stories by a variety of healthcare professionals are interweaved throughout the book to illustrate reflective practice and 'author's reflections' boxes are used to illustrate the author's experience of reflective practice. The book contains a clear and comprehensive description of:The fundamentals of reflective practice and how and why it is embraced in healthcare professions Strategies for effective reflection Systematic approaches to technical, practical and emancipatory reflection A step-by-step guide to applying the Taylor REFLECT model This edition also introduces the concept of 'ordinariness' in health care, which used consciously with the reflective practice processes in this book should increase the likelihood that patients receiving healthcare will feel acknowledged, heard and comforted as intelligent human beings.


Transitions In Nursing Ebook

Author by : Esther Chang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 19
Total Download : 743
File Size : 45,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Transitions in Nursing is a clear and contemporary resource that assists students as they transition to practising, registered nurses. Written by renowned editors, Esther Chang and John Daly, the fifth edition places a strong focus on competencies, clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflective practice and professional frameworks, offering fresh insights and suggestions to support senior nursing students and recent graduates when faced with key issues during the transition to practice. Offering a range of strategies and a practical approach, Transitions in Nursing is a valuable resource that challenges and motivates students, educators and administrators throughout key stages of the transition to professional nursing practice. Emphasis on self-care and stress management help you to reflect on the psychosocial aspects of the overall transition experience Increased focus on conflict resolution provides you with clear strategies and skills when dealing with the world of work Stronger insights into primary healthcare help strengthen your understanding within the Australian and New Zealand nursing context Updated research and literature provide contemporary insights into key issues including organisational culture, communication with patients and families, learning to work in teams and professional development strategies Additional resources on Evolve eBook on VitalSource Instructor and Student Resources Two additional case studies and reflective questions on each chapter Chapter 8 reinforces concepts of self-care and stress management to reflect and enhance psychosocial aspects of the overall transition experience Chapter 14 has an increased focus on conflict resolution NEW chapter Understanding Primary Healthcare provides a comprehensive ANZ overview of primary healthcare nursing NEW evolve resources An eBook included in all print purchases


Ebook Race And Ethnicity In A Welfare Society

Author by : Charlotte Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 89
Total Download : 314
File Size : 40,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The book will appeal to undergradute and postgraduate students of social work, social policy and sociology taking modules in Race and Ethnicity, Social Care and Welfare, Community Studies, Social Exclusion and Citizenship. It will also appeal to practitioners with an interest in welfare policy and practice generally and those with a specific interest in welfare delivery issues and racial and ethnic diversity.


Ebook Clinical Judgement And Decision Making In Nursing And Inter Professional Healthcare

Author by : Mooi Standing
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 48
Total Download : 247
File Size : 47,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Covering core judgement and decision making skills, this book includes contributions and case studies from a range of fields including intensive care, midwifery, and community setting and a mental health unit. It also discusses creative thinking for whole systems working, advance practice and developing skills.


Ebook Quantitative Health Research Issues And Methods

Author by : Elizabeth Curtis
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 51
Total Download : 698
File Size : 54,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This book is a detailed and comprehensive guide to undertaking quantitative health research at postgraduate and professional level. It takes you through the entire research process and will help you execute high quality quantitative research that improves and informs clinical practice. Written by a team of research experts, this book includes chapters on communicating with ethics committees, recruiting samples from vulnerable populations, audit as a research approach, quasi-experimental designs and using cognitive interviewing, making it a new and innovative offering for health researchers.