Reflective Practice

A Guide for Nurses and Midwives
Author: Beverley J. Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 258
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"This practical guide shows nurses and midwives how to develop a reflective approach to their work and how to sustain reflective practice throughout their professional lives." "Bev Taylor acknowledges the issues faced by practitioners in bureaucratic work settings with time constraints and regulated routines, and shows how reflection can help professionals deal with the complexity of their working lives. Readers are given a 'kitbag' of strategies they can use to get started." "She describes how developing a reflective practice is part of learning how to value yourself as a nurse or midwife, and as a person. Throughout the book she provides real examples of reflective writing from nurses and midwives, and shows how these professionals have been able to improve their skills as a result of being alert to their practice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Reflective Practice

A Guide for Nurses and Midwives
Author: Beverley Joan Taylor,Taylor
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335228027
Category: Medical
Page: 226
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What is reflective practice? How can nurses and midwives improve their practice through reflection? How can nurses and midwives maintain reflective practices? This book provides a practical guide to help nurses and midwives improve their work practices constantly. The new edition includes expanded sections on the nature of reflection and practice, preparing for reflection, and types of reflection, plus a new chapter on the ‘Taylor Model of Reflection’ and reflective practice in research and scholarship. The writing style is accessible to any nurse or midwife interested in reflecting on her or his practice and the practice stories are of relevance to both new and experienced clinicians. Reflective Practiceis essential reading for nurses and midwives who are being introduced to reflective processes in their education and practice, and also for renewing interest and enthusiasm for health workers and practitioners who use reflective practices in their day-to-day work.

Reflective Practice


Author: Beverley Taylor
Publisher: McGraw-Hill International
ISBN: 0335217427
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 226
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What is reflective practice? How can nurses and midwives improve their practice through reflection? How can nurses and midwives maintain reflective practices? This book provides a practical guide to help nurses and midwives improve their work practices constantly. The new edition includes expanded sections on the nature of reflection and practice, preparing for reflection, and types of reflection, plus a new chapter on the ‘Taylor Model of Reflection’ and reflective practice in research and scholarship. The writing style is accessible to any nurse or midwife interested in reflecting on her or his practice and the practice stories are of relevance to both new and experienced clinicians. Reflective Practiceis essential reading for nurses and midwives who are being introduced to reflective processes in their education and practice, and also for renewing interest and enthusiasm for health workers and practitioners who use reflective practices in their day-to-day work.

Enabling Learning in Nursing and Midwifery Practice

A Guide for Mentors
Author: Sue West,Tim Clark,Melanie Jasper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470697911
Category: Medical
Page: 268
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With current Government targets to increase health and social care practitioners, there is an increased need for informed mentors and preceptors to support the development of the students and new health professionals. Enabling learning in nursing and midwifery practice: A guide for mentorsseeks to underpin recent mentoring initiatives, exploring the impact of mentoring, supervision and preceptorship on professional practice, covering principles that underpin effective learning and providing practical guidance on mentoring and assessment strategies within practice settings. Enabling learning in nursing and midwifery practice: A guide for mentorsaddresses the inter-professional and policy context for mentorship, examines the nature of effective learning environments and provides mentors with the necessary tools to assist students in their development within a practice setting. It explores the use of reflective practice, virtual learning and other core resources to enhance and support learning in practice and addresses assessing practice, making correct judgements about student competence and the development of competence in newly qualified practitioners. Enabling learning in nursing and midwifery practice: A guide for mentorsis an important resource text for practitioners seeking to support learning in practice as well as experienced mentors and preceptors seeking to update their skills and understanding. Key features * Evidence-based, practical guide to effective mentoring and preceptorship * Integrates theory and practice * Addresses the context of learning in practice and the challenges of clinical supervision * Promotes understanding of the importance of assessing practice and managing the mentoring process * Equips mentors to enable students and newly qualified staff to gain confidence and expertise * Includes activities, points for reflection and examples from practice

Profiles and Portfolios

A guide for nurses and midwives
Author: Cathy Hull,Liz Redfern
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349133663
Category: Medicine
Page: 170
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This handbook will help all nurses and midwives who have to complete a personal profile or portfolio. The authors have assumed no prior knowledge of the subject and the book covers a wide range of topics related to constructing a profile. These topics include explaining the terminology, the theory underpinning this type of learning, reflective practice for beginners, getting started with a profile and how to facilitate others who are working with a profile. The book successfully brings together the theory and the practice of working with a profile.

Contexts of Nursing

An Introduction
Author: John Daly,Sandra Speedy,Debra Jackson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579255
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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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

Professional Skills in Nursing

A Guide for the Common Foundation Programme
Author: Rita Debnath
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446206114
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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"Students will find Rita Debnath's Professional Skills in Nursing a great introduction to the challenges of developing their clinical skills." - Mike Parkinson, Edinburgh Napier University What do I need to learn in order to progress through my course? How do I achieve the best possible patient-care? Professional Skills for Nurses answers both of these questions and supports the development of key nursing skills underpinned by theory. Designed specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in the initial stages of training, the book focuses on the essential knowledge and skills needed for effective patient-care while at the same time helping students to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into branch programmes. Each chapter focuses on a key aspect of nursing care backed up with - practical tips, - examples drawn from all branches of nursing, and - a range of study activities to help you reflect on your learning and get the most from practice placements. Key themes in healthcare such as ethics, evidence-based practice and health promotion are discussed throughout the book, highlighting how these relate to everyday nursing practice. Focusing on the core skills covered in the initial stages of training, Professional Skills in Nursing is the ideal introduction for students during the Common Foundation Programme.

Bailliere's Study Skills for Nurses and Midwives E-Book


Author: Sian Maslin-Prothero
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702049360
Category: Medical
Page: 364
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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’

Reflective Practice in Nursing


Author: Chris Bulman,Sue Schutz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118307771
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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From reviews of previous editions: 'This excellent book provides useful guidance on the use ofreflection in practice.... a helpful addition to any nursinglibrary.’ Primary Health Care '…an excellent investment in any nurses’ libraryportfolio.' Journal of Advanced Nursing 'An extremely welcome addition to nursing's literature onthoughtful, knowledgeable practice.' Nursing Times 'This is an excellent practical guide to reflectivepractice…I would highly recommend this book to all practiceteachers and students.' Journal of Practice Nursing The ability to reflect on practice has become a competencydemanded of every healthcare professional in recent years. It canbe a daunting prospect- but this practical and accessible textguides the way, using the latest research and evidence to supportthe development of skills in reflective practice and provides helpand advice on how to get started, how to write reflectively and howto continue to use reflective practice in everyday situations. This fifth edition of Reflective Practice in Nursing isan indispensable guide for students and practitioners alike whowish to learn more about reflective practice, as well as containingessential information for teachers and lecturers.

Transforming Nursing Through Reflective Practice


Author: Christopher Johns,Dawn Freshwater
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9781405114578
Category: Medical
Page: 187
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Summary: Focusing on transforming nursing through practice, education and research of reflective practice, the contributors address distinctions between theoretical reflection and practical application.

Nursing Education

Planning and Delivering the Curriculum
Author: Jennifer Boore,Patrick Deeny
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857027441
Category: Medical
Page: 340
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Nursing Education provides a strategic guide and practical focus to curriculum planning and development. It will help all those involved in the provision of nursing education to understand the issues involved at the different stages of preparing a nursing curriculum. Balancing theoretical principles with practical application, and linked closely to the NMC’s 2010 standards for pre-registration nursing, Jennifer Boore and Pat Deeny illustrate clearly and accessibly how to develop tailored education programs so that nurse educators and clinicians in practice can enable their students to provide up-to-date and appropriate patient care.

Communication

Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals
Author: Gjyn O'Toole
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729581004
Category: Medical
Page: 392
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This text introduces health sciences students to the various interpersonal communication skills that are commonly used within health settings to establish relationships with clients and fellow professionals, and improve therapeutic outcomes. It focuses on developing self awareness and skills for use in health settings and covers the types of scenarios commonly encountered in health settings that are rarely covered in generic professional communication texts. Perspectives and examples are drawn from a wide range of health professions. The book includes activities that will enable students to reflect on their experiences and practice using the skills. Ancillary package including MCQs Scenarios Reflection questions Health professions focus Specific chapters on - communicating with indigenous peoples Culturally appropriate communication Reflective practice Self awareness

Qualitative Research in the Health Sciences

Methodologies, Methods and Processes
Author: Bev Taylor,Karen Francis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135039674
Category: Medical
Page: 298
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There is a growing interest in, and acceptance of, qualitative research approaches in the health science disciplines, both as standalone methodologies and integrated with quantitative designs in mixed methods approaches. This comprehensive text provides deeper knowledge and application of a wide range of methodologies, methods and processes, enabling readers to develop their qualitative research skills. Divided into two parts, focusing first on methodologies and then on methods and processes, the text also includes revision of essential aspects of quantitative research as they apply to mixed methods research and a discussion of the uptake of qualitative research in the health sciences. The methodologies covered include: Grounded Theory; Historical Research; Ethnography; Phenomenology; Narrative Inquiry; Case Study Research; Critical Ethnography; Action Research and Mixed Methods. The methods and processes covered include: Interviewing and Analysis; Group Work and Analysis; Narrative Analysis; Discourse Analysis. Using accessible language to help extend readers’ practical research skills, this is a thorough and reliable text to guide advanced students and researchers from all health-related disciplines – including nursing, midwifery, public health and physiotherapy – to the best use of qualitative research.

Reflective Practice For Healthcare Professionals

A Practical Guide
Author: Taylor, Beverley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335238351
Category: Medical
Page: 228
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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.

Making Sense of Nursing Portfolios

A Guide for Students
Author: Fiona Timmins
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335236332
Category: Education
Page: 168
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"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.

Nursing as Therapy


Author: Richard McMahon,Alan Pearson
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748733262
Category: Medical
Page: 268
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This ground-breaking book identifies the role of nursing in the healing process written from a practice perspective. The text provides a firm foundation for students in understanding what nursing is. I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL NURSES, IN ANY SPECIALITY, TO READ THIS CLASSI TEXT. Nursing Times

Toward a theory for nursing

general concepts of human behavior
Author: Imogene M. King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 132
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Continuing Professional Development in Nursing

A Guide for Practitioners and Educators
Author: Francis M. Quinn
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748733330
Category: Medical
Page: 246
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This handbook offers practical guidance for everyone involved in professional development. Expert advice is provided on relevant aspects of nursing practice such as reflective practice and clinical supervision.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Families

A Guide for Nurses and Midwives
Author: Gill Watson,Sandra Rodwell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144629739X
Category: Medical
Page: 216
View: 1930
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Safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children is a statutory duty for all nurses and midwives. This book helps equip student nurses and midwives with the confidence, knowledge and skills needed for working with families to support and protect children. It covers the full spectrum of safeguarding work, from professional issues such as boundaries and confidentiality through to attachment and communication. Key features: -A clear explanation of the policy and key theories informing safeguarding work. -Consideration of the common challenges you are likely to face, such as vulnerability in pregnancy, domestic violence and parenting capacity. -Reflective activities and case histories which help you to develop and enhance your own practice. The book also considers multi-agency working and includes important coverage on professional issues like boundaries, confidentiality, referral and accountability. Written with clarity and accuracy, the authors have produced an important resource suitable for any nurse or midwife preparing to work with children and families.

Becoming a Reflective Practitioner


Author: Christopher Johns
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111868723X
Category: Medical
Page: 360
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From Reviews of the second edition: 'Christopher Johns is an internationally recognised pioneer ofreflective practice in nursing and health care. The first editionof this book was an excellent resource and this updated version isequally impressive. This is a superb resource for nurses and allthose eager to enhance their knowledge and skills in reflectivepractice. It is well presented, user-friendly andstimulating.' Nursing Standard Becoming a Reflective Practitioner is a practical guide tousing reflection in every day clinical practice. It explores thevalue of using models of reflection, with particular reference toChristopher Johns' own model for structured reflection. Becoming a Reflective Practitioner includes accounts ofeveryday practice to guide the reader through the stages ofreflective practice within the context of care, 'desirablepractice', and the caring relationship. This third edition reflectssignificant developments in reflective theory and gives greaterattention to different approaches to reflection including the useof narrative dialogue. New chapters are included on ensuringquality and managing conflict. Exemplars are included throughoutand further references and reflected reading are included at theend of each chapter. Reflective practice is acknowledged as an effective approach todeveloping nursing care which evolves as the practitioner developshis or her own practice. This book will therefore be of interest toall nurses involved in developing their clinical practice. A practical guide to developing reflective practice Reflects significant developments in reflectivetheory Examines Christopher Johns’ own model for structuredreflection Centred on care and the caring relationship Challenges practitioners to question their practice