Do your students ever struggle to grasp what exactly constitutes evidence or struggle to see how it applies to practice? Would you like them to feel more confident about critiquing evidence? The need for an evidence base for nursing practice is widely accepted. However, what constitutes evidence and how nurses might apply it to practice is not always clear. This book guides nursing students through the process of identifying, appraising and applying evidence in nursing practice. It explores a wide range differing sources of evidence and knowledge, and helps students to develop key skills of critiquing research and using evidence in clinical decision making.
In Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare, the authors use case studies, examples, and theoretical overviews to guide readers through the concept of evidence-based practice and provides practical guidance on its utilisation in clinical practice. The new 4th edition has been fully updated to reflect contemporary practice, and includes a new chapter on the ‘History and Development of Clinical Academics,’ which looks at clinical academic careers and the impact and benefits this has for nurses and healthcare professionals on their clinical practice. Written to support nurses at pre and post-registration, the book includes an interdisciplinary focus covering health and social care curricula.
This book is a clear and practical guide to help students develop critical thinking, writing and reflection skills. It explains what critical thinking is and how students should use it throughout their nursing programme. This new edition also provides an innovative new framework that helps students appreciate different levels of critical thinking and reflection to help nursing students appreciate the requirements of degree level study. The book demonstrates the transferable nature of critical thinking and reflection from academic contexts to the real practice of nursing. Key features Clear and straightforward introduction to critical thinking directly written for nursing students, with chapters relating the subject to specific study and practice contexts Student examples and scenarios throughout, including running case studies from four nursing students and further annotated examples of student’s work on the website Each chapter is linked to the new NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters
Good communication and interpersonal skills remain one of the enduring and fundamental characteristics of high-quality nursing and midwifery practice. This is despite major developments in our knowledge of scientific, technological and pharmacological health treatments. However, because communication is viewed as an implicit part of everyday life, the skills required for effective communication and appropriate professional interactions are often overlooked. This book provides student nurses with the essential information on communication and interpersonal skills. It clearly explores the core concepts and evidence base and is practical and accessible, helping students to gain confidence in these skills.
Right from the start of their nursing programme it is crucial for nursing students to be able to understand and evaluate current research to support their learning. This book helps students recognise what good research is by providing an introductory guide to the main research methodologies used in nursing. It simplifies complex terminology and puts research into context for nursing students, with clear examples and case studies. The second edition of this popular book includes a new chapter explaining the different ways students use research during their programme and in practice, guidance on critiquing research and literature reviews, new case studies from each field of practice, a clearer colour text design and a website with downloadable materials for lecturers to use to support their teaching.
The word 'assessment' can strike terror into any student. However, providing evidence of knowledge and skills for professional practice is an integral and essential part of university life as a nursing student. This book helps nursing students better understand the processes of assessment so that every student can achieve their potential in their studies. It looks at each of the major forms of assessment including essays, exams, portfolios, presentations, OSCEs and practice assessments. It specifically addresses the needs of nursing students on new degree courses and therefore gives a clear insight on how to succeed as a student nurse.
Reflection enables us to make sense of, and learn from, experiences that can sometimes seem uncertain, chaotic or even mundane. The second edition of this popular book introduces student nurses to reflection in a clear and practical manner. It explains what reflection is, why it is so important to nursing practice and the different types of reflection that can be used to help make sense of practice. The new edition includes a new chapter on using digital media in reflection, new case studies from each field of practice and new activities.
The importance of good communication and interpersonal skills has been recognised in the new NMC Standards for pre-registration nursing education (2010). The new edition of this well-received book has been revised to cover the new Standards and is now aimed specifically at first year students. New case studies help students understand how to use skills in practice and the theory of communication has been made easier to understand through scenarios and theory summaries. Key topics covered include: underpinning concepts; building therapeutic relationships; using a variety of communication methods; compassion and dignity; communicating in different environments; and culture and diversity issues.
As medical advances become more sophisticated, average life expectancies continue to grow. This presents significant challenges to the health care system, and caring for older people is now every nurse's concern. This book aims to help nursing students understand how to care for older people in any care setting. It uniquely focuses on person-centred, humanised care in addition to physical care, helping students to examine attitudes towards older people in health care and combat negative stereotypes. The book takes a positive stance on ageing, celebrating the fact that in the Western world we live longer and healthier with a focus on the well-being of the individual. Key features: · Easy-to-read introduction for nursing students, with a chapter on making the most of placements with older people; · Linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters for degree-level education; · Theory is linked to practice through case studies and scenarios, emphasising the lived experiences of the older person; · Plenty of activities help build critical thinking and graduate skills; · Further resources on the book's website to help you in your teaching including additional questions and case studies, website links, and PDFs of useful resources.
Future healthcare services are changing to give patients more rights over their own healthcare. The NMC requires that nurses work in partnership with those in their care. This book provides a timely guide to enabling patient and carer participation in nursing care. It challenges the reader to see the person in the patient and explores the nature of the nurse-patient relationship. It gives practical advice on how students can promote participation on placements and in practice. The book also offers an insight into the realities of being a carer, and discusses how quality of patient experiences can be assessed.