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 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.
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
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. 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.
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 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