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.
Author: Julio Gimenez
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
This custom edition is published for the University of South Australia.
Category: English language
"...this is the only book I have come across that gives consideration to student midwives. There are many study skills books available for nursing students, and although this book is aimed at both, it does take into account the differences between the two professions. ...this is a useful book which delves deeper than its cover would suggest." MIDIRS Midwifery Digest This book is an essential course companion for nursing and midwifery students at degree and diploma level, as well as those returning to study. It covers key skills and knowledge needed, such as: Study strategies Reflective practice Critical thinking Evidence-based research Exam techniques Literature searching How to succeed in assessments Lively and accessible, the book includes bullet points and exercises that will enhance reader efficiency in learning. The book also has an accompanying website, www.openup.co.uk/nursingsuccess, that is written specifically for this market, and includes tips on: Writing CVs and covering letters Finding a good job Interview skills Continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses and midwives Career progression Study Skills for Nursing and Midwifery Studentshas been carefully structured to be used throughout a nursing career: It is key reading for new students in midwifery and all fields of nursing, as well as qualified staff who aim to enhance their professional development.
Author: Phillip A. Scullion,David A. Guest
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Category: Social Science
Due to ethical issues surrounding data collection in the field of healthcare, students are no longer able to undertake their own empirical research. This book is written for nursing and midwifery students completing a research project based on reviewing published literature and using secondary data. It de-mystifies the concept of literature review methodology and supports students writing up their dissertation, thesis or work-based learning project. The book provides step-by-step guidance on: - Identifying a research problem - Qualitative and quantitative research design - Literature searching - Ethical considerations - Analysis of secondary data - Writing your dissertation Through its discussion of non-empirical methods, the book also prepares students for future empirical research by providing examples of best practice in healthcare research. The book is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates who want to succeed in their nursing or midwifery research project.
A Basic Guide to Research Using the Literature Review Methodology
Author: Carroll Siu,Huguette Comerasamy
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
Author: Bob Price,Anne Harrington
Publisher: Learning Matters
This essential handbook helps midwifery students to make the most from their time studying. It clearly explains the core learning skills you will need right from the start of the course, such as academic writing, placement learning and understanding theoretical concepts. It also introduces more advanced skills, such as reflection, research, evidence-based practice, writing a dissertation and complex decision making. It shows why these important skills are essential for you both to succeed at university and when you are a registered midwife. Key features - An accessible student-friendly guide specifically written for midwifery students - Three midwifery students are followed throughout the book to show real issues that you may face during your studies - Activities throughout help you test and develop your own learning skills - Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC and QAA standards, so that you can see what you are expected to know in order to pass your programme. Series Editor The Transforming Midwifery Practice series editor is Judith Jackson, Canterbury College.
Author: Siobhan Scanlan,Hilary Walker
Publisher: Learning Matters
A guide to balancing academic work, placements and home life to help students to stay the course and succeed at their studies!
A Toolkit for Success
Author: Monica Gribben,Stephen McLellan,Debbie McGirr,Sam Chenery-Morris
The new edition upholds the premise that knowledge about research process and design is mandatory in today's health care arena, and that all nurses and midwives need to understand research findings and their implication for changing practice. It is completely revised with many new chapters. The text has been restructured into three sections. Section 1 Research Awareness sets the scene for the importance of nursing and midwifery research and provides an overview of research theory and practice as processes. Chapters on searching for and reviewing the literature provide detailed advice for undergraduates and facilitate access to research articles online. One of the new chapters discusses ethical issues in Australia and New Zealand. Section 2 Appreciation and Application provides a detailed discussion of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research approaches with many useful examples from the clinical area. Section 3 Conducting primary research is new and is designed to accommodate both undergraduate and postgraduate students in their research effort. Writing research proposals may be a requirement for undergraduates in their research program and postgraduates will find the information useful for undertaking a higher degree or applying for university or external funding. This final Section is also useful as a guide on disseminating and publishing conducted research findings. Combined Australian and New Zealand editorship ensures greater trans-Tasman coverage, awareness and relevance. Contributions from international luminaries are balanced by a heightened focus on research conducted within Australia and New Zealand. New edition conscientiously recognises midwifery research as related to but independent from nursing. The research process-driven approach is directed towards ‘consumers' of research, and the comprehensive coverage extends from undergraduate through to a postgraduate level of knowledge. Expanded pedagogy includes Key Terms and Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter; Icons throughout that direct readers to web-based material; Evidence-based Tips, Research in Brief boxes and Points to Ponder for constant reinforcement that links evidence to practice. Integrated Tutorial Triggers with suggested answers provided and Multiple Choice Questions enable students to assess their understanding of key points. Evolve Website provides True/False questions and access to journal articles cited in the text, with additional reflective questions. Australian adaptation of Nursing Research: Lobiondo-Wood & Haber
Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice
Author: Dean Whitehead,Geri LoBiondo-Wood,Judith Haber
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
A guide to all student midwives. It provides a foundation of knowledge and key facts on education, research, practice and policy whilst also encouraging the reader to debate and reflect upon their personal experiences.
Preparing for Professional Practice
Author: Tina Lavender,Sue Jacob
This book helps students master the key learning skills they need to become successful learners throughout their degree and beyond. It clearly explains the core skills they will need right from the start of the course, such as writing and numeracy skills and how to organise studies. It also introduces more advanced skills that students will need as the course progresses, such as research and evidence based practice. It shows how to use these important skills to succeed both at university and as a registered nurse.
Author: Nicola Davis,Alison C Clark,Martina O'Brien,Karen Sumpton,Caroline Plaice,Suzanne Waugh
Developing persuasive, clear, authoritative writing for academic and professional work can be a real challenge for many. This book guides the reader through the writing process for a dissertation, thesis or essay. Practical strategies and tips for each stage of the process are offered throughout, from critical reading through to preparing the final piece of work for submission. The author pays particular attention to an understanding of the English language, and how it is be best used in academic work. Key features of the book are: Real examples from postgraduate work which show the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches Glossaries of terms Case studies of published research which demonstrate good practice in writing Checklists of tasks to complete whilst working on a writing project It will be essential reading for all those writing dissertations, essays and theses at post-registration and postgraduate level in health and nursing.
A Guide to Completing Successful Dissertations and Theses
Author: Dena Bain Taylor
An easy-to-follow introduction to the legal issues affecting health care providers in Australia. Law for Nurses and Midwives, 7th edition gives undergraduate and postgraduate nursing and midwifery students a concise introduction to the law as it pertains health care provision in Australia. As students will already appreciate, nursing and midwifery practice involves making decisions with and for others. This often requires evaluation of best interests and obligations and an assessment of what will best protect or enhance a patient or client’s wellbeing. Understanding the application of current legal statutes – particularly those relating to negligence and consent – as they apply to professional practice is therefore essential for all nurses and midwives. Law for Nurses and Midwives, 7th edition provides students with information and knowledge necessary to make well informed and considered decisions – both for themselves and for those under their care. The six previous editions of this text were published as Nursing & the Law, and this seventh edition builds upon their established high regard. With its new title, Law for Nurses and Midwives reflects recent regulations changes under Australian National Registration, implemented in July 2010. All Australian state and territory statutes have been revised and Chapter 8: Professional regulation of nursing practice has been completely rewritten. There is now a specific section included on Maternity Services law to address the new standards and guidelines for eligible midwives. Students will benefit from actual legal cases within the book, which provide examples of the law in context, while extensive endnotes offer detailed referencing. Tables and boxed information highlight the most up-to-date data, research and statutes for ease of reference. Completely revised to reflect recent changes in legislation and regulations Chapter 8 now fully updated for national registration requirements A specific section on Maternity Services law A valuable resource for nurses and midwives returning to the workforce who are seeking an Australian law text to assist with CPD for National Registration More accessible language throughout
Author: Patricia Staunton,Mary Chiarella
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This book is the only research methods book you need to succeed whilst studying nursing and midwifery. Ideal for all pre and beyond registration nurses, this book has everything you need to know about consuming, critiquing and using research; it then builds on this foundation to develop these ideas into workable practice for real-world research. Inspired by over 25 years combined experience, the authors have structured the book around the complimentary spheres of theory and practice and take you through each step of the research process, demonstrating how to choose a question, design your research proposal, collect data, analyse your findings and write up your research. It explores: · Evidence-based research · Literature and systematic reviews · Ethics · Secondary Data · Research design · Methodologies and individual methods · Data analysis – quantitative and qualitative Interwoven with case studies and embracing quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods alike, this balanced textbook provides an introduction to a wide range of theories and methods and is packed full of material specially created to meet student and instructor needs. Whether you are new to research methods or returning to formal education and hoping to conduct your own research, this book is your ideal companion.
Theory and Practice
Author: Merryl Harvey,Lucy Land
"This book is easy to read and has relevant content for student midwives, with inclusion of reflective activities which are clear and appropriate. I particularly like the vignette's which are relevant and explore the challenges that midwives face. The script-like format of these adds a further layer to the narratives, and the inclusion of non-verbal communication as well is excellent. This will be an essential text for all student midwives." Mary Beadle, Midwifery Lecturer, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, UK "Communication Skills for Midwives is a unique book that focuses not only on fundamental communication issues, but goes much further by including the many difficult and tricky issues experienced within contemporary midwifery practice. This much needed text provides detailed and comprehensive information which is reinforced by illustrations, vignettes and activities that engage the reader from the beginning. This is an excellent resource for students, practitioners and educators." Nicky Clark, Lead Midwife for Education, University of Hull, UK "This book covers many poignant examples of difficult and challenging communication that midwives face in everyday practice ... It covers both every day aspects of care such as facilitating choice and less common experiences like responding to domestic violence ... This book is unique and would be good bedtime reading for any midwife!" Tandy Deane-Grey, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, UK "This comprehensive and reader friendly text ... utilises a variety of strategies to aid understanding and application to practice. Each chapter has clear aims to address a challenging situation that readers will readily identify with and provides an excellent mix of vignettes, reflective activities, text and diagrams to support the development of knowledge and skills..." Heather Passmore, Senior Lecturer, UCS, UK This is the first book on communication skills to explore the more challenging contexts and circumstances that midwives encounter in practice. As these occur infrequently and often unexpectedly in the daily practice of many midwives, they may find it difficult to communicate effectively to alleviate the situation. Knowing what to say and how to say it is part of this dilemma. The book uses case vignettes, reflective questions, illustrations, tools and techniques to provide the evidence base needed to cope effectively in a range of situations by offering support to enhance your communication skills. Communication Skills for Midwives explores challenges relating to: Negotiating with others within inter-professional and inter-agency teams Working with minority groups Breaking significant news when labour threatens the life of a baby Telling parents that their baby has an abnormality Coping with loss and bereavement Addressing issues of domestic abuse Importantly the book provides information on how thoughts and feelings may be expressed both through body language and in words. Taking a practical and problem solving approach, the book will help you to enhance your learning and improve interaction with your colleagues, the women you care for and their families.
Challenges in every day practice
Author: England, Carole,Morgan, Ransolina
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Midwifery & Women's Health, Fifth Edition is an accessible and easy-to-use quick reference guide for midwives and women’s healthcare providers. Completely updated and revised to reflect the changing clinical environment, it offers current evidence-based practice, updated approaches, and opportunities for midwifery leadership in every practice setting. Also included are integrative, alternative, and complementary therapies. The Fifth Edition examines the transition to the use of ICD-10 codes, women’s health policy and advocacy, risk assessment and decision-making in practice, and inspiring trust in midwifery care. New clinical practice guidelines include health promotion and primary care practice, such as promoting restorative sleep, optimizing oral health, promoting a healthy weight, and caring for the woman with a substance abuse disorder.
Author: Nell L. Tharpe,Cindy L. Farley,Robin G. Jordan
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
This handy pocket guide is the perfect quick reference. Organized alphabetically for easy reference, this is a repository for all concepts, treatment options, drugs and dosages, which are difficult to remember and vitally important. A must-have for every midwife!
The Efficient Midwife
Author: Lauren A. Dutton,Jessica E. Densmore,Meredith B. Turner
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Gaining your first job as a nurse or midwife is becoming not only highly competitive but an increasingly more complex process. Get ahead of the other applicants with this practical guide offering application advice, interview preparation techniques, a comprehensive overview of the selection process and 'insider tips'.
A Practical Guide
Author: Annabel Smoker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Business & Economics
Now fully revised and updated, with the most up-to-date guidelines, references and resources, this new edition of the bestselling Oxford Handbook of Midwifery provides a concise and logical approach to midwifery practice in all its varied settings. With practical and expert advice, this handbook is the definitive guide on all aspects of midwifery practice. The handbook gives a complete picture from pre-conceptual advice to the final postnatal examination of mother and baby. The fundamentals of midwifery are divided into seven main sections, covering antenatal care; normal labour and birth; complicated labour and birth; postnatal care; family planning; care of the newborn; and infant feeding. The handbook also gives information rarely covered in standard midwifery texts, including sexual health, complementary therapies, common blood values, investigations, and midwifery emergencies. Key interventions are laid out as algorithms to aid quick assimilation of the crucial facts. With a wealth of references, recommendations, and guidance from the authors' many years of experience this handbook will help practitioners and students achieve the best possible results for their patients. Presented in concise and easily readable style, the book is clearly laid out with clear headings, and key facts in bullet points. Pocket-sized, with sturdy plastic covers, the Oxford Handbook of Midwifery is a unique and invaluable companion for students, practising midwives, educators, and anyone who needs to understand the challenging and rewarding work of midwifery. understand the challenging and rewarding work of midwifery.
Author: Janet Medforth,Sue Battersby,Maggie Evans,Beverley Marsh,Angela Walker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The new edition of Study Skills for Nurses will help you develop the skills and techniques you need for stress-free studying throughout your nursing training. This invaluable book will help you face everyday challenges like essay writing, doing assignments, and taking exams, with confidence. All chapters have been revised and updated for this Second Edition, which also includes a new chapter giving advice to students with special needs (including dyslexia, hearing and visual impairments, disability and mental health concerns), as well as more material on the importance of achieving a study/life balance. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the core study skills, including practical advice on: how to manage your time effectively how to conduct literature searches how to use technology in your study how to use references how to write assignments how to pass exams. With summaries, learning aids, and a glossary of key terms, students at all levels will find Study Skills for Nurses an accessible and indispensable companion throughout their training. Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead is a Reader in Community Nursing and Health at the University of Chester. Tom Mason is Professor of Mental Health and Learning Disability at the University of Chester. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success! Praise for previous edition: 'This book should be a useful source of information and reference to aid nurses in general, not just Accident and Emergency nurses, who are undertaking new academic study' - Accident and Emergency Nursing 'Reader-friendly format and wide-ranging coverage of material... this will be useful as a pre-course reader to new students and as a companion during the course' - Journal of Advanced Nursing 'This book is definitely for you if you want to perfect the art of studying and turn what is usually viewed as a chore into a pleasurable, rewarding experience' - Journal of Neonatal Nursing
Author: Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead,Tom Mason