Suitable for nurses, this guide answers common questions about how to compile and write a good nursing portfolio. It includes: examples of good and challenging portfolio pieces; tools and techniques for reflection and critical thinking; and, guidance on the NMC competency frameworks.
Provides a foundation for understanding a wide range of qualitative research methodologies, including triangulation. This book approaches nursing education, administration, and practice and gives step-by-step details to instruct students on how to implement each approach.
Handbook of User Involvement in Nursing and Healthcare Research is an invaluable guide to those working in nursing and healthcare research, helping them understand service users' expectations about involvement.
Written for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduate students planning theses and dissertations and other early career researchers, Designing and Managing Your Research Project helps readers to successfully plan and complete their research projects by showing them the key skills that they need.
This handbook is a definitive, up-to-date, and succinct text covering the legislative requirements, scientific foundations, and clinical good practice necessary for clinical, academic, and healthcare research.
Intended for students and practitioners to gain understanding in research. This book is provides an introduction to research that helps to initiate small practice based research projects. It outlines how to start, how to formulate research questions, methodologies, strategies for seeing the project through, and writing up the results.
Written for nurses, this title provides a comprehensive introduction to nursing research that allows readers to build up their understanding of the research process and develop confidence in its practical application.
This book provides the answers to questions that are frequently raised by first-time researchers. It offers a straightforward and practical description of a systematic and structured approach to research project management.
Offers an overview for health students and health professionals embarking on an applied research project using a qualitative approach. This book provides insights into the ideas and arguments underpinning different qualitative methods, and highlights the links between theory and practice.
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.
An accessible, student-friendly handbook that covers all of the essential study skills that ensure students get the most out of their nursing or healthcare course. The book has been developed to provide guidance on the most important academic and study skills that students require throughout their time at university and beyond.
This book presents an overview of the development of writing skills for both students and practitioners in health care, offering information on all the main areas of writing practice in one volume. Clearly laid out with summary points, practical activities and checklists, it makes relevant information accessible for the busy health professional.
The authors discuss participative approaches to research and provide an up-to-date account of inclusive practice with individuals with learning disabilities. Drawing on evidence from two major studies, they explain how lessons learnt from inclusive research in the learning disability field are applicable to others working with marginalized groups.
This accessible introduction provides social work students and practitioners with the knowledge they need both to evaluate research and to apply it to their own practice. Exploring a range of research methodologies, the author discusses the strengths and limitations of each and shows the reader how to identify the assumptions underlying them.
BTEC and Heinemann have joined forces to bring you BTEC's own BTEC Level 3 National Health and Social Care resources -- by the BTEC team, for BTEC learners -- to support you every step of the way to BTEC success.
Provides OSCE mark schemes to reflect the real OSCE experience, by encouraging self assessment when practicing the clinical scenarios. This book includes chapters on communication skills, medical ethics, explanation stations, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology subjects.
This book proposes using many different techniques and materials, as well as the rich experience of the imagination and the senses, and encourages the reader to go beyond the formal demands of their role, and feel inspired by creativity, spontaneity and experiential work. The authors draw together theory, research and practical exercises.
Written for counsellors working in healthcare settings, this book explores the range of benefits of undertaking reflexive research. Gillian Thomas demonstrates how this approach can offer therapeutic benefits by increasing understanding of a condition and the interaction between the physical and emotional aspects of living with a long term disease.
Using their expertise as supervisors and researchers, the authors provide readers with the frameworks and the theoretical and practical guidance needed to turn a good idea into a good question and a good question into successful research.
Focuses on enabling students to understand what research is, why it is relevant in healthcare and how it should be applied in practice. This book takes the reader step by step through the research process, from choosing research questions through to searching the literature, analysing findings and presenting the final piece of work.
'This is a practical and engaging guide to completing a dissertation or thesis. Drawing on the author's extensive experience and expertise, the book contains a raft of insights, hints and tips. It will be of great value to all post-graduate students of nursing and midwifery' - David Barrett, Deputy Head of Department of Nursing, University of Hull
Divided into five parts, this practical book starts by considering what research with young people is and why we should do it, which leads the reader into how to do it. It gives some useful examples of action and finishes with some reflections about the whole process.
The importance of evidence-based nursing and the need to be research-minded means that the nurses must be aware of research and use it to inform their practice. This book reflects changes in locating and reading research, including the impact of various technologies such as CDROM, Medline and the Internet.
Describes how health care research has been influenced by positivistic and interpretative approaches, and how it has been challenged by postmodernist philosophies. This book demonstrates how the different philosophical bases to research impact in real-life health care work and research.
This book is a comprehensive guide to selecting approaches and carrying out qualitative research. Rather than being prescriptive, it provides information on various data collection procedures and how to make decisions about specific qualitative approaches.
Most information currently available to health professionals focuses on quantitative research; this book fills the gap. Written by occupational therapists and physiotherapists of international standing, this practical text maps the links between philosophy, research methods and practice in an accessible way.
Each year, more nurses arrive in the United States and begin enrolling in US nursing schools or begin work in hospitals. This book is designed to prepare non-native speakers of English for the language-related skills and tasks and the cultural content necessary for success in associate and baccalaureate degree nursing programs in the US.
Written by highly experienced researchers and authors, this practical workbook demystifies the research process for nursing students and practitioners. Fully updated to incorporate recent technological developments, this new edition features a range of exercises to both challenge and support the budding nurse researcher.
Today, evidence-based practice is essential but how can the latest research findings influence your own health care practice? This engaging book uses case scenarios and worked examples to provide clear and practical guidance on how to identify, interpret and implement the research results of others, within your daily professional care.