Nursing can be complex and challenging to new students and trainee practitioners. Key Concepts in Nursing provides a much needed guide to the central topics and debates which shape nursing theory, policy and contemporary practice. From assessment to ethics, and leadership to risk management, the book offers a comprehensive yet concise guide to the professional field.
Each entry features:
" a snapshot definition of the concept;
" a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice;
" key points relevant to the entry;
" case studies to illustrate the application to practice;
" examples of further reading.
Highly readable, with clear indexing and cross referencing, this is an ideal book for trainees to turn to for learning more about key issues in nursing practice and education. It meets the validation requirements of all training programmes and will also be invaluable for nurses continuing their professional education, those returning to practice and for mentoring.
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.
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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