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Critical Thinking and Writing in Nursing

Critical Thinking and Writing in Nursing

Fourth Edition

November 2018 | 216 pages | Learning Matters

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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 content on the reflective practice requirements for revalidation and is mapped to the new 2018 NMC standards. This text provides an innovative new framework that helps students appreciate different levels of critical thinking and reflection required 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

  • Each chapter is linked to the new NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses

Part 1: Understanding thinking, reflecting and writing
Chapter 1: Critical thinking
Chapter 2: Reflecting
Chapter 3: Scholarly writing
Part 2: Critical thinking and reflecting in nursing contexts
Chapter 4: Making sense of lectures
Chapter 5: Making sense of demonstrations, seminars and workshops
Chapter 6: Making clinical placements successful
Chapter 7: Making use of electronic media
Part 3: Expressing critical thought and reflection
Chapter 8: Critiquing evidence-based literature
Chapter 9: Writing the analytical essay
Chapter 10: Writing the reflective essay
Chapter 11: Building and using your portfolio of learning

Great guide to critical analysis for health higher education students.

Miss Holly Joanna Magenta Scott
Education Department, Newcastle College
April 15, 2019

I have always liked Bob's writing. It is very readable and current and non threatening to undergraduates. We have adopted it for our reading list and use it to develop module materials

Mrs Julie Rowe
Health and Social Care at Derby, Derby University
February 28, 2019

This useful text has been added to the reading list for both the course I run. It has useful guide for students that wish to develop their critical analysis skills within their academic writing

Mrs Lisa Clarke
Faculty of education, health and wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
November 14, 2018

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Bob Price

Bob Price is a healthcare education and training consultant. Formerly, he was Director, Postgraduate Awards in Advancing Healthcare Practice at the Open University. A passionate educator, Bob has assisted students at every level from pre-registration programmes of study up to and including Doctor of Philosophy. Bob’s doctoral thesis was on the negotiation of learning and strategies used by students and tutors to develop scholarly and professional forms of expression. More About Author

Anne Harrington

Anne Harrington is a senior lecturer in Ethics, Public Health, Mentor in Practice, Leadership & Management and Study Skills at Brighton University. Anne has been teaching for nearly 25 years, and is passionate about supporting and enhancing students’ learning experience. Her PhD in Education focused on the students’ experience of academic support in higher education and reported that many of them who had their prior academic education overseas found it difficult to develop critical and analytical thinking when writing their essays. More About Author

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