This is a practical, `how to' book on doing a literature review. It follows a very clear structure of the process of doing the review and includes all the information needed to finish the review successfully.
The third edition of this bestselling title is packed full of real world advice for researchers and students. It is an invaluable introduction to the theoretical and practical essentials needed to design, conduct and appraise qualitative research in health regardless of your level of experience.
Dancey and Reidy are very well known for their Pearson textbook Statistics Without Maths for Psychology and have applied the same principles here to the health sciences market, where they're far more established as researchers.
This quick reference guide will show you how to succeed in case study assignments. It takes the reader through the process step by step, from reading and understanding the assignment brief through to critically evaluating the case, applying theory and presenting the assignment.
A practical guide to the wide span of methods used in health research. It covers the background to conducting health research, qualitative and quantitative methods employed in researching health, contemporary issues such as research ethics, comparative research and the use of mixed methods, and how to disseminate health research.
This book is an introductory text designed for nursing students and practising nurses which will allow them to develop their research knowledge and skills in a user-friendly manner. The book avoids making assumptions regarding the level of research understanding.
Global health is a relatively new but rapidly expanding field as public health practitioners recognize the important challenges that global changes are posing for human health. This title covers issues such as: food, tobacco and pharmaceuticals; emerging infectious diseases; climate change; economy and trade; and security and governance.
A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice in Health and Social Care is key reading for everyone involved in looking at and applying evidence - students, practice educators, mentors and practising health and social care professionals.
Covers PowerPoint in medicine from beginner to expert. This book explains the basics of digital images, with particular emphasis on medical images. It takes the reader step by step from beginner to advanced techniques for preparation of complex presentations, including the use of video and the preparation of interactive PowerPoint quizzes.
As a dyslexic/SpLD student you have a unique learning style. Understanding this can help you take control and study in a way that is most effective to you. Full of practical advice and visual examples, this friendly book will give you all the essential knowledge and ideas needed to manage your dyslexia positively.
Designed for students studying social sciences as a part of the common foundation programme, this text provides a thorough introduction to sociology, social anthropology, social economics, social policy and health policy.
Your personal toolkit for critical thinking provides a power pack of resources to sharpen your skills. It teaches you what critical engagement is, and what thinking and writing skills you need to master to succeed in your essays and coursework - and in life!
This is the ideal step-by-step guide on how to write successful research proposals in the health sciences, whether it is for a thesis or dissertation review committee, an ethical review committee or a grant funding committee.
Supporting Learning in Health & Social Care Practice covers the principles that underpin effective learning and assessment strategies within the practice setting and provides practical guidance on ways in which individuals and teams can meet the challenge of increasing student numbers in busy health and social care environments.
The new edition of this popular book combines the theory and practice of academic writing for nursing and midwifery students. Developing understanding of the basics of academic writing and cognitive processes such as reflection and critical thinking, this text is an invaluable resource for learners at all levels.
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 an understanding of what good writing looks like, and how to achieve it.
Helps you get the most from studying and shows how to make good use of your time and achieve success. This book demonstrates how to develop and build on existing strengths and experiences to get the most out of any course. It focuses on what you need to know. It helps you to: access libraries; use internet and databases; and, develop IT skills.
Series Information An interactive approach to learning, this series provides everything a student needs for Foundation studies across healthcare disciplines. Written by an appropriate specialist in a non-technical style. Key features of the text demonstrate how theory has a practical application, as well as testing student's knowledge.
Offers a sociological framework for analyzing health policy and healthcare. This volume includes chapters on consumerism, technology, evidence-based practice, public health, managerialism and social care among others, and incorporates references to various developments, such as regulation and incentivization.
Revealing Nursing Expertise Through Practitioner Inquiry explores and reveals the often hidden workings of 'expert practitioners'. It provides valuable insights into developing practice expertise and how expert nursing practice is a key influence on health care practice.
Nursing Research is the ultimate companion to research. The new edition offers everything you need to know, supporting you throughout your course. With this gentle but comprehensive beginner's guide, you'll have no trouble understanding research, the foundation to good evidence-based practice, clinical effectiveness and quality care.
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 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.
Sociology is a key topic for all trainee health professionals, but many struggle to see what sociology has to offer. Based on years of experience teaching sociology to healthcare students, this title explains the main sociological concepts without jargon or becoming too advanced.
Drawing on literature reviews, focus groups and a survey of 1,000 people in each of the eight countries, this book addresses the questions such as: Why might the patients of the future be different? Will the public be willing to pay more for better health care? How will patients access information, advice and treatment?
Effective communication skills are crucial in the various aspects of nursing and midwifery practice. This book enables readers to communicate effectively and with confidence in their professional practice. It focuses on the communication skills needed for the development of effective professional and therapeutic relationships.
What is action research and how can it best be understood? How can practitioners use action research to deal with problems and improve services? What are the different types of action research and which might be most appropriate for use in a particular setting? This book answers these questions.
Helps you develop the skills and techniques you need for studying throughout your nursing training. This book supports you to face everyday challenges like essay writing, doing assignments, and taking exams, with confidence.
Explains the world of research both for those who must use it as part of evidence-based practice and those undertaking research. This title provides guidelines on critiquing research articles and producing successful reviews of the literature, with many tips on producing assignments that really work.
Provides students with all the skills required for academic study at undergraduate degree level, and then shows them how to develop, transfer and apply these skills to multiple contexts within clinical practice.
Nicholas Walliman's writing style is well loved and widely read. In this book the authors practically guide health and social care students through the process of doing a dissertation and how to achieve success with such a project.
In this lively book, the author gives a straightforward explanation of the essential knowledge needed to understand and go about doing research, and, more importantly, show how it can improve nursing practice.