Reflective Practice

A Guide for Nurses and Midwives

Author: Beverley J. Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335217434

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 226

View: 4406

Reflection is taught as a means for nurses to understand the impact of their actions. This practical guide shows nurses and midwives how to develop their reflective skills and how to sustain reflective practice throughout their career.

Reflective Practice

A Guide for Nurses and Midwives

Author: Beverley J. Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 258

View: 7003

"This practical guide shows nurses and midwives how to develop a reflective approach to their work and how to sustain reflective practice throughout their professional lives." "Bev Taylor acknowledges the issues faced by practitioners in bureaucratic work settings with time constraints and regulated routines, and shows how reflection can help professionals deal with the complexity of their working lives. Readers are given a 'kitbag' of strategies they can use to get started." "She describes how developing a reflective practice is part of learning how to value yourself as a nurse or midwife, and as a person. Throughout the book she provides real examples of reflective writing from nurses and midwives, and shows how these professionals have been able to improve their skills as a result of being alert to their practice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Reflective Practice For Healthcare Professionals

A Practical Guide

Author: Taylor, Beverley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335238351

Category: Medical

Page: 228

View: 684

This popular book provides practical guidance for healthcare professionals wishing to reflect on their work and improve the way they undertake clinical procedures, interact with other people at work and deal with power issues. The new edition has been broadened in focus from nurses and midwives exclusively, to include all healthcare professionals.

Enabling Learning in Nursing and Midwifery Practice

A Guide for Mentors

Author: Sue West,Tim Clark,Melanie Jasper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470697911

Category: Medical

Page: 268

View: 1105

With current Government targets to increase health and social care practitioners, there is an increased need for informed mentors and preceptors to support the development of the students and new health professionals. Enabling learning in nursing and midwifery practice: A guide for mentorsseeks to underpin recent mentoring initiatives, exploring the impact of mentoring, supervision and preceptorship on professional practice, covering principles that underpin effective learning and providing practical guidance on mentoring and assessment strategies within practice settings. Enabling learning in nursing and midwifery practice: A guide for mentorsaddresses the inter-professional and policy context for mentorship, examines the nature of effective learning environments and provides mentors with the necessary tools to assist students in their development within a practice setting. It explores the use of reflective practice, virtual learning and other core resources to enhance and support learning in practice and addresses assessing practice, making correct judgements about student competence and the development of competence in newly qualified practitioners. Enabling learning in nursing and midwifery practice: A guide for mentorsis an important resource text for practitioners seeking to support learning in practice as well as experienced mentors and preceptors seeking to update their skills and understanding. Key features * Evidence-based, practical guide to effective mentoring and preceptorship * Integrates theory and practice * Addresses the context of learning in practice and the challenges of clinical supervision * Promotes understanding of the importance of assessing practice and managing the mentoring process * Equips mentors to enable students and newly qualified staff to gain confidence and expertise * Includes activities, points for reflection and examples from practice

Writing Skills for Nursing and Midwifery Students

Author: Dena Bain Taylor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271455

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 9808

Nursing and midwifery students are required to communicate in writing in a variety of forms, for a variety of potential audiences including their colleagues, allied health professionals, administrators and, most importantly, their patients and the public. Dena Bain Taylor is an experienced teacher of writing and critical skills across the range of allied health professions, and understands the types of writing nursing and midwifery students do and the writing issues they face. Her accessible, straightforward book - tailored specifically to the content and conventions of nursing and midwifery curricula - teaches students to write persuasively and correctly, both to support them in their courses and to prepare them for their professional careers. The book: - offers practical strategies for using language to achieve clear, persuasive writing; - provides clear explanations of underlying principles; - contains samples of good and improvable writing, leading the student step-by-step through the whole writing process; - focuses on the genres and styles of writing that nursing and midwifery students are typically asked for. With regular summaries, learning aids, checklists and a glossary of key terms, nursing and midwifery students at all levels will find this book easy to follow and handy to refer to for help with the writing they need to do throughout their course.

Writing for Nursing and Midwifery Students

Author: Julio Gimenez

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230366287

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 3335

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.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

Author: Lioba Howatson-Jones

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967708

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 1601

Would you like to develop some strategies to manage knowledge deficits, near misses and mistakes in practice? Are you looking to improve your reflective writing for your portfolio, essays or assignments? Reflective practice enables us to make sense of, and learn from, the experiences we have each day and if nurtured properly can provide skills that will you come to rely on throughout your nursing career. Using clear language and insightful examples, scenarios and case studies the third edition of this popular and bestselling book shows you what reflection is, why it is so important and how you can use it to improve your nursing practice. Key features: · Clear and straightforward introduction to reflection directly written for nursing students and new nurses · Full of activities designed to build confidence when using reflective practice · Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters

Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

Author: Christopher Johns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111868723X

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 5178

From Reviews of the second edition: 'Christopher Johns is an internationally recognised pioneer of reflective practice in nursing and health care. The first edition of this book was an excellent resource and this updated version is equally impressive. This is a superb resource for nurses and all those eager to enhance their knowledge and skills in reflective practice. It is well presented, user-friendly and stimulating.' Nursing Standard Becoming a Reflective Practitioner is a practical guide to using reflection in every day clinical practice. It explores the value of using models of reflection, with particular reference to Christopher Johns' own model for structured reflection. Becoming a Reflective Practitioner includes accounts of everyday practice to guide the reader through the stages of reflective practice within the context of care, 'desirable practice', and the caring relationship. This third edition reflects significant developments in reflective theory and gives greater attention to different approaches to reflection including the use of narrative dialogue. New chapters are included on ensuring quality and managing conflict. Exemplars are included throughout and further references and reflected reading are included at the end of each chapter. Reflective practice is acknowledged as an effective approach to developing nursing care which evolves as the practitioner develops his or her own practice. This book will therefore be of interest to all nurses involved in developing their clinical practice. A practical guide to developing reflective practice Reflects significant developments in reflective theory Examines Christopher Johns’ own model for structured reflection Centred on care and the caring relationship Challenges practitioners to question their practice

A Handbook for Caring Science

Expanding the Paradigm

Author: William Rosa, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN, FCCM, Caritas Coach,Sara Horton-Deutsch, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, FAAN, ANEF,Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826133894

Category: Medical

Page: 900

View: 1402

A monumental compendium of Caring Science past, present, and future This groundbreaking work is an encyclopedic reference on the full spectrum of Human Caring Science. With contributions from highly accomplished scholars and practitioners from six continents, it spans the evolution of Caring Science from its origins 40 years ago through its ongoing innovation and development and into the future. Comprehensive and in-depth, this resource brings multigenerational perspectives to Caring Science and demonstrates its ethical nursing applications across cross-cultural settings worldwide. The book’s broad scope embodies the paradigm’s theoretical foundations, guidance from Caring Science educators and researchers, and practice insights from expert clinicians and administrators. It offers strategies to influence meaningful policy change, integrate principles throughout cross-cultural and global settings, and introduces inspiring voices from luminaries in coaching, Caring Science creative arts, spirituality, and self-care. The text clearly demonstrates how theories, frameworks, and paradigms are directly integrated into practice, research, and educational settings. Scholarly narratives and discourses on Caring Science will facilitate understanding of how to transform systems with a caring consciousness and ethically informed action. Chapters, consistently formatted to promote ease of comprehension, include exemplars with reflective questions and references. Key Features: Traces the history of Caring Science and merges it with current and future perspectives Provides a “how-to” guide for understanding the integration of theories, frameworks, and paradigms into practice, research, and education Distills a vision of how to transform systems with a caring consciousness and a commitment to ethically informed action Enables readers to cross-reference Caring Science leaders across specialties Illustrates Caring Science practice through case studies, examples, and discourses Supports hospitals in procuring or maintaining ANCC Magnet certification Identifies research and practice opportunities for readers to integrate Caring Science into their professional milieus

Profiles and Portfolios

A guide for nurses and midwives

Author: Cathy Hull,Liz Redfern

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349133663

Category: Medicine

Page: 170

View: 2864

This handbook will help all nurses and midwives who have to complete a personal profile or portfolio. The authors have assumed no prior knowledge of the subject and the book covers a wide range of topics related to constructing a profile. These topics include explaining the terminology, the theory underpinning this type of learning, reflective practice for beginners, getting started with a profile and how to facilitate others who are working with a profile. The book successfully brings together the theory and the practice of working with a profile.

Developing Reflective Practice

A Guide for Students and Practitioners of Health and Social Care

Author: Natius Oelofsen

Publisher: Lantern Publications

ISBN: 9781908625014

Category: Medical

Page: 228

View: 2514

From Reviews: "...In this book the clinical psychologist Natius Oelofsen describes the processes of learning and the three-step reflective cycle, explaining how keeping a reflective journal offers insights into self and behaviour, and using critical analysis to reflect on even ordinary, everyday incidents. He shows how the insights of understanding help our interactions with patients and colleagues. Reflection helps us work together, offer support and see where we are able to fit in as team members. The chapter 'All for one and one for all: building supportive teams' is particularly illuminating. There is so much in this book, including getting the most from supervision, ethical issues and dealing with work-based stress, as well as exercises, activities and case examples." Nursing Standard, Vol. 26, No. 48, August 2012 "Developing Reflective Practice is a thorough and concise book enabling students, qualified nurses and any other health professional to become confident reflective practitioners within their own field.... A well-written and educational tool particularly for a nursing student and even a social work student." Nursing Times, 11 October 2012 Developing Reflective Practice is suitable for students and practitioners in a variety of fields, including nursing, psychology, social work, therapeutic child care, and education. What all of these fields have in common is that practitioners deal with fundamental human needs such as physical and mental health, housing, and education. Students on placement as well as qualified and experienced practitioners can benefit from reading this book and working through the reflective exercises that accompany the text. The goal of the book is to help the reader feel confident and competent when confronted with complex and emotionally demanding situations in the workplace. By working through the numerous and varied activities and exercises detailed in this book, the reader will acquire the skills needed to make sense of their experiences in a professional context.

Nurses Reflection Diary

Revalidation

Author: Jane Coombs

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781517428716

Category:

Page: 94

View: 7187

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.

Counselling Skills For Nurses, Midwives And Health Visitors

Author: Freshwater, Dawn

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335207812

Category: Psychology

Page: 121

View: 4690

This book examines contemporary developments in nursing and health care in relation to the fundamental philosophy of counselling, the practicalities of counselling and relevant theoretical underpinnings. Community nurses often find themselves in situations which require in-depth listening and responding skills: for example, in helping people come to terms with chronic illness, disability and bereavement.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People and Families

A Guide for Nurses and Midwives

Author: Gill Watson,Sandra Rodwell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144629739X

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 4914

Safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children is a statutory duty for all nurses and midwives. This book helps equip student nurses and midwives with the confidence, knowledge and skills needed for working with families to support and protect children. It covers the full spectrum of safeguarding work, from professional issues such as boundaries and confidentiality through to attachment and communication. Key features: -A clear explanation of the policy and key theories informing safeguarding work. -Consideration of the common challenges you are likely to face, such as vulnerability in pregnancy, domestic violence and parenting capacity. -Reflective activities and case histories which help you to develop and enhance your own practice. The book also considers multi-agency working and includes important coverage on professional issues like boundaries, confidentiality, referral and accountability. Written with clarity and accuracy, the authors have produced an important resource suitable for any nurse or midwife preparing to work with children and families.

Transforming Nursing Through Reflective Practice

Author: Christopher Johns,Dawn Freshwater

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9781405114578

Category: Medical

Page: 187

View: 8631

Summary: Focusing on transforming nursing through practice, education and research of reflective practice, the contributors address distinctions between theoretical reflection and practical application.

Bailliere's Study Skills for Nurses and Midwives E-Book

Author: Sian Maslin-Prothero

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049360

Category: Medical

Page: 364

View: 1323

Whether you are a first time student or returning to study, it can seem very daunting. This book can help you get the most from studying and shows how to make good use of your time and achieve success. This 4th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. It demonstrates how to develop and build on existing strengths and experiences to get the most out of any course. Using a down-to-earth and user-friendly style, it concentrates on what you need to know. It can help you to: • get the most from reading and lectures • access libraries • use the Internet and databases • develop IT skills • learn through reflection • develop a portfolio • prepare assignments • get the most from placements. activities reflection points case studies annotated further reading useful websites This new edition reflects recent changes in nursing and midwifery policy and practice including aspects such as ePortfolios, the European Computer Driving Licence and podcasts The majority of the chapters have been rewritten with either a student, or a practitioner to reflect the need for greater evidence of practice and its importance to midwifery and nursing students. More emphasis on clinical nursing and midwifery practise by relating skills to clinical placements and employment with a new chapter on Clinical Skills. New chapter on ‘Getting ready to study’

Contexts of Nursing

An Introduction

Author: John Daly,Sandra Speedy,Debra Jackson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579255

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 4001

Contexts of Nursing 3e builds on the strengths of previous editions and continues to provide nursing students with comprehensive coverage of core ideas and perspectives underpinning the practice of nursing. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New material on Cultural Awareness and Contemporary Approaches in Nursing has been introduced to reflect the realities of practice. Nursing themes are discussed from an Australian and New Zealand perspective and are supported by illustrated examples and evidence. Each chapter focuses on an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program and the new edition continues its discussions on history, culture, ethics, law, technology, and professional issues within the field of nursing. update and revised with strong contributions from a wide range of experienced educators from around Australia & New Zealand new Chapter 17 Becoming a Nurse Leader has been introduced into the third edition to highlight the ongoing need of management in practice Chapter 20 Cultural Awareness Nurses working with indigenous people is a new chapter which explores cultural awareness, safety and competence Chapter 22 Using informatics to expand awareness engages the reader on the benefits of using technology evidence-based approach is integrated throughout the text learning objectives, key words and reflective questions are included in all chapters

Professional Skills in Nursing

A Guide for the Common Foundation Programme

Author: Rita Debnath

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206114

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 4094

"Students will find Rita Debnath's Professional Skills in Nursing a great introduction to the challenges of developing their clinical skills." - Mike Parkinson, Edinburgh Napier University What do I need to learn in order to progress through my course? How do I achieve the best possible patient-care? Professional Skills for Nurses answers both of these questions and supports the development of key nursing skills underpinned by theory. Designed specifically to meet the needs of nursing students in the initial stages of training, the book focuses on the essential knowledge and skills needed for effective patient-care while at the same time helping students to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into branch programmes. Each chapter focuses on a key aspect of nursing care backed up with - practical tips, - examples drawn from all branches of nursing, and - a range of study activities to help you reflect on your learning and get the most from practice placements. Key themes in healthcare such as ethics, evidence-based practice and health promotion are discussed throughout the book, highlighting how these relate to everyday nursing practice. Focusing on the core skills covered in the initial stages of training, Professional Skills in Nursing is the ideal introduction for students during the Common Foundation Programme.

Critical Reflection for Nursing and the Helping Professions

A User's Guide

Author: Gary Rolfe,Dawn Freshwater,Melanie Jasper

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333777954

Category: Introspection

Page: 194

View: 2610

Critical reflection, like all practice-based skills, can only be mastered by doing it. This practical user's guide takes the reader through a structured and coherent course in reflective practice, with frequent reflective writing exercises, discussion breaks and suggestions for further reading. With chapters on individual and group supervision, reflective writing, research and education, this book will be of interest to students and practitioners at all levels of nursing, midwifery, health visiting and social work.

Revalidation

A Journey for Nurses and Midwives

Author: Marianne Fairley-Murdoch,Paula Ingram

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335261420

Category: Midwives

Page: 213

View: 9664

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.