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Critical Thinking and Writing in Nursing
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Critical Thinking and Writing in Nursing

Fifth Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)
  • Bob Price - Healthcare Education and Training Consultant


April 2021 | 224 pages | Learning Matters

Critical thinking and writing is central to effective nursing practice. Written specifically for nursing students, this book offers practical guidance on what it means to think critically as a nurse and how to apply this to study and practice.  From critically reviewing literature for assessments to evaluating evidence to support decision-making in practice, the book provides a unique framework for developing essential critical skills.

Key features

  • A new chapter on 'Writing the Clinical Case Study', along with new guidance on how to become a successful independent learner, advice on managing information overload, and many more updates and enhancements on the previous edition.
  • Each chapter is mapped to the 2018 NMC standards            
  • Filled with activities and student case studies demonstrating how to apply critical thinking and reflection in practice
  • Innovative approach that introduces the different levels of critical thinking and reflection required of degree level study
 
Introduction
 
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 interactive enquiries
 
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: Writing the clinical case study
 
Chapter 12: Building and using your portfolio of learning
 
Glossary

The academic level of the text is too high for the students and does not fully suit the curriculum's content.

Ms Lynn Brown
Healthcare, City of Glasgow College
July 5, 2021

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 7: Making Use of Electronic Media


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