A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Author: Marianne Fairley-Murdoch,Paula Ingram

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335261420

Category: Midwives

Page: 213

View: 2446

Are you prepared for revalidation? All nurses and midwives in the UK are now required to complete the revalidation process every 3 years in order to be registered and able to practice. This concise, accessible guide will help to make the process understandable and manageable. It will help you to collect evidence that you have: - undertaken continuing professional development (CPD) - practised a minimum number of hours - obtained feedback about your practice - reflected on the NMC Code, your CPD training and feedback about your practice and discussed these with another NMC registrant. All of these elements need to be confirmed by a Third Party Confirmer, and their role is also explored in this text, as will other topics that you will need to consider including how to build supportive relationships to assist you in this process, as well as consideration of the NMC itself and also information on CPD and adult learning. This book is essential reading for all registered nurses and midwives as well as pre-registration students as they too will need to understand the requirements to revalidate throughout their careers.

Leading Change

Author: John P. Kotter

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422186431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 495

Offers advice on how to lead an organization into change, including establishing a sense of urgency, developing a vision and strategy, and generating short-term wins.

Healthcare, Frugal Innovation, and Professional Voluntarism

A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Author: Helen Louise Ackers,James Ackers-Johnson,John Chatwin,Natasha Tyler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319483668

Category: Political Science

Page: 141

View: 5944

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book investigates what international placements of healthcare employees in low resource settings add to the UK workforce and the efficacy of its national health system. The authors present empirical data collected from a volunteer deployment project in Uganda focused on reducing maternal and new-born mortality and discuss the learning and experiential outcomes for UK health care professionals acting as long term volunteers in low resource settings. They also develop a model for structured placement that offers optimal learning and experiential outcomes and minimizes risk, while shedding new light on the role that international placements play as part of continuing professional development both in the UK and in other sending countries.

Excellence in Dementia Care

Research Into Practice

Author: Murna Downs,Barbara Joanne Bowers

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335236756

Category: Dementia

Page: 531

View: 665

"This book is to be recommended for anybody who is interested in a multi-, inter- or even cross-disciplinarian approach to care for dementia. It might also be useful for a non-professional audience also because it is extremely didactic and accessible." International Journal of Integrated Care, Feb 2012

Introduction To Mental Health Nursing

Author: Wrycraft, Nick

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335233589

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 8439

This engaging new textbook provides a student focused introduction to the main issues and themes in mental health nursing. The book requires no previous knowledge and the content has been carefully chosen to reflect the most significant aspects of this important and rewarding area of nursing.

Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry

Mapping a Way of Knowing for Professional Reflective Inquiry

Author: Nona Lyons

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387857442

Category: Philosophy

Page: 606

View: 3888

Philosophers have warned of the perils of a life spent without reflection, but what constitutes reflective inquiry - and why it’s necessary in our lives - can be an elusive concept. Synthesizing ideas from minds as diverse as John Dewey and Paulo Freire, theHandbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry presents reflective thought in its most vital aspects, not as a fanciful or nostalgic exercise, but as a powerful means of seeing familiar events anew, encouraging critical thinking and crucial insight, teaching and learning. In its opening pages, two seasoned educators, Maxine Greene and Lee Shulman, discuss reflective inquiry as a form of active attention (Thoreau’s "wide-awakeness"), an act of consciousness, and a process by which people can understand themselves, their work (particularly in the form of life projects), and others. Building on this foundation, the Handbook analyzes through the work of 40 internationally oriented authors: - Definitional issues concerning reflection, what it is and is not; - Worldwide social and moral conditions contributing to the growing interest in reflective inquiry in professional education; - Reflection as promoted across professional educational domains, including K-12 education, teacher education, occupational therapy, and the law; - Methods of facilitating and scaffolding reflective engagement; - Current pedagogical and research practices in reflection; - Approaches to assessing reflective inquiry. Educators across the professions as well as adult educators, counselors and psychologists, and curriculum developers concerned with adult learning will find the Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry an invaluable teaching tool for challenging times.

The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research

Author: Sinead Keeney,Hugh McKenna,Felicity Hasson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444392018

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 9380

The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research is a practical guide to using the Delphi methodology for students and researchers in nursing and health. It adopts a logical step-by-step approach, introducing the researcher to the Delphi, outlining its development, analysing key characteristics and parameters for its successful use and exploring its applications in nursing and health. The book addresses issues of methodology, design, framing the research question, sampling, instrumentation, methodological rigour, reliability and validity, and methods of data analysis. The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research enables the reader to be aware of the limitations of the technique and possible solutions, to design a Delphi questionnaire for each of the different rounds of a study, to consider different approaches to the technique in relation to a study, to analyse the data from each round of a Delphi study, and to understand the importance of feedback between rounds. Key Features A practical guide to facilitate use of the Delphi technique Provides the reader with the necessary information to participate in and conduct Delphi studies Examines different types of Delphi, including the e-Delphi, and modifications made to the technique Includes examples of real empirical investigations, brief case scenarios and key learning points for each chapter Explores the role of the Delphi researcher Explores ethical issues and issues of anonymity, use of experts and controlled feedback

Clinical Governance

Improving the Quality of Healthcare for Patients and Service Users

Author: Mary Gottwald,Gail Lansdown

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335262813

Category: Medical

Page: 218

View: 8734

This is an accessible and practical guide to clinical governance in healthcare, designed to help practitioners and students deliver better care to patients.

Healthcare Professionalism

Improving Practice through Reflections on Workplace Dilemmas

Author: Lynn V. Monrouxe,Charlotte E. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119044464

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 1260

Healthcare Professionalism: Improving Practice through Reflections on Workplace Dilemmas provides the tools and resources to help raise professional standards within the healthcare system. Taking an evidence and case-based approach to understanding professional dilemmas in healthcare, this book examines principles such as applying professional and ethical guidance in practice, as well as raising concerns and making decisions when faced with complex issues that often have no absolute right answer. Key features include: Real-life dilemmas as narrated by hundreds of healthcare students globally A wide range of professionalism and inter-professionalism related topics Information based on the latest international evidence Using personal incident narratives to illustrate these dilemmas, as well as regulatory body professionalism standards, Healthcare Professionalism is an invaluable resource for students, healthcare professionals and educators as they explore their own professional codes of behaviour.

Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Portfolios and Reflective Practice

Author: Susan Lillyman,Pauline Merrix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905784

Category: Medical

Page: 37

View: 5523

Reflective practice is a requirement for all healthcare professionals. This essential guide will help you develop the skills to be effective as a reflective practitioner within any clinical environment. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Serious Games and Edutainment Applications

Author: Minhua Ma,Andreas Oikonomou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319516450

Category: Computers

Page: 702

View: 9293

With the continued application of gaming for training and education, which has seen exponential growth over the past two decades, this book offers an insightful introduction to the current developments and applications of game technologies within educational settings, with cutting-edge academic research and industry insights, providing a greater understanding into current and future developments and advances within this field. Following on from the success of the first volume in 2011, researchers from around the world presents up-to-date research on a broad range of new and emerging topics such as serious games and emotion, games for music education and games for medical training, to gamification, bespoke serious games, and adaptation of commercial off-the shelf games for education and narrative design, giving readers a thorough understanding of the advances and current issues facing developers and designers regarding games for training and education. This second volume of Serious Games and Edutainment Applications offers further insights for researchers, designers and educators who are interested in using serious games for training and educational purposes, and gives game developers with detailed information on current topics and developments within this growing area.

The Student's Guide to Becoming a Midwife

Author: Ian Peate,Cathy Hamilton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118410939

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 7329

The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is essential reading for all student midwives. Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules and Standards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health, this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-know information for student midwives, including: Effective communication and documentation Confidentiality Interdisciplinary working The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal care Assessment and examination of the new-born baby Medicines Public health Clinical decision-making Evidence-based practice With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and a range of activities and self-test questions throughout – making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the ideal companion for students throughout their course.

Nurses Reflection Diary


Author: Jane Coombs

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517428716


Page: 94

View: 2472

Nurses Reflective Diary for Revalidation From 2016 all nurses and midwives who practice in the UK will need to undergo a system of revalidation. One part of the revalidation process will be for nurses and midwives to contemplate five instances of their nursing practice that link to the nurses national code of practice. And, from that reflection, consider ways of improving their professional practice. Diary and Workbook for Nurses This workbook provides a framework to first describe the incident, then link the incident to the Code of Practice, and finally show how the incident could be improved further. After five reflections and for your next revalidation, you can ask your professional nurse supervisor to sign the workbook template, indicating they have seen and approved your reflective diary. This signed document is scanned or copied and inserted into your continuing professional development (CPD) portfolio. Never Search for Piece of Paper Again The workbook for reflection is designed for a revalidation's, which covers a period of over 10 years. Now nurses will be able to show their professionalism and development in one simple, easy to use, easy to keep and find dairy and workbook. There is also references and website links for further advice; but the real beauty is that this nurse reflection diary is a stand alone document to keep with you for the next 12 years of your practice as a nurse or midwife.

Safeguarding Children Across Services

Messages from Research

Author: Harriet Ward,Carolyn Davies

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002907

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 8358

Safeguarding Children Across Services brings together the latest evidence on safeguarding children from abuse and neglect. Providing an overview of 15 research projects, it addresses the key policy and practice issues across health, social care and education services and the family justice system. The authors set out the latest findings on identification of abuse and neglect, methods of prevention, general interventions, and specific interventions for families with additional or complex needs. They examine the evidence on effective inter-agency practice and how it can be improved. Each chapter ends with principal messages for policy and practice. Providing a critical account of policy, systems and practice, this book is essential reading for anyone who needs the latest guidance in relation to safeguarding children, including policymakers, social workers, professionals in health care and the family justice system and other practitioners working with children.

Governing Medicine: Theory and Practice

Theory and Practice

Author: Gray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225578

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 2010

This book brings together the most pertinent discussion on clinical governance by some of the most eminent practitioners and researchers in the United Kingdom. Since New Labour's institution of clinical governance through its White Paper in 1997, there has been a good deal of debate about the history, theory and practice of Clinical Governance and the governance of clinical care.

Clinical Pocket Reference for NURSES

Third Edition

Author: Paul Ong,Bernie Garrett,Paul Galdas

Publisher: Clinical Pocket Reference

ISBN: 1908725508

Category: Medical

Page: 88

View: 1759

Clinical Pocket Reference for Nurses Third Edition Updated, expanded version of this “essential resource” (Nursing Standard 2016). Nursing students, mentors, newly qualified nurses and practice educators will find that this resource enables and eases the move into real life practice. It provides: • Rapid access to key information in mobile optimized format • Promotes safe, confident nursing and an holistic approach • Universal reference tool • Comprehensive guide to assessment of adult patient 1: Assessment 2: Physiological monitoring 3: Biochemistry 4: Infection control 5: Nutrition 6: Drug administration 7: Intravenous therapy 8: Resuscitation 9: Terminology

Community as Partner

Theory and Practice in Nursing

Author: Elizabeth T. Anderson,Judith M. McFarlane

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605478555

Category: Medical

Page: 402

View: 9152

"This user-friendly text is presented as a handbook for students and practicing nurses who work with communities to promote health. Community as Partner focuses on the essentials of practice with the community. Students will find this text helpful for the many examples of working with the community as partner. For over 20 years and five editions, this textbook has served undergraduate, RN to BS, and RN to MS students and graduate students alike as a framework for professional nursing practice in the community. Our intention is to keep the text basic and accessible to all who practice in the community. Using this text with distance education and virtual learning with Internet resources will enrich practice in any community. This sixth edition continues the philosophy of the authors by strengthening the theoretical base with new chapters on globalization and rural health. All other chapters have been revised and updated from the fifth edition. We continue with a series of chapters that takes the reader through the entire nursing process by using a real-life community as our example. The urban example is enhanced and expanded throughout the remainder of the book by selected aggregates which serve as exemplars of working with the community as partner as well. " --Provided by publisher.

A Textbook of General Practice 3E

Author: Patrick White,Ann Wylie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444172719

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 9130

An essential guide to general practice and being a general practitioner, A Textbook of General Practice is written specifically with the medical student and foundation doctor in mind. Reflecting current practice, the book does not seek to reiterate the content of a general medical textbook, but instead teaches the fundamental principles of general practice. The coverage is comprehensive, with everything the undergraduate student or foundation doctor will encounter in a general practice module or rotation. The skills and knowledge presented can usefully be applied to all areas of clinical practice. With practical exercises throughout the book, readers are encouraged to learn through doing. Quotes from students and tutors offer insights into personal experience, while thinking and discussion points encourage reflection. New features in this edition include improved organization, "red flag" pointers to serious illnesses, and SBA-style self assessment questions. With content entirely updated to reflect the latest recommendations from Tomorrow's Doctors, the third edition of A Textbook of General Practice is the number one choice for undergraduates seeking a narrative introduction to this important discipline.