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Critical Thinking and Writing in Nursing

Critical Thinking and Writing in Nursing

Sixth edition
  • Bob Price - Healthcare Education and Training Consultant

February 2024 | 216 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
Each chapter is mapped to the 2018 NMC standards
Includes new guidance on developing resilience, reflective essays and practice templates and portfolios           
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
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

This book is well written and easy to understand for the students. Current evidence is used that aligns well to our programme.

Mrs Lisa Clarke
Faculty of Education, Health & Well-being (Walsall), Wolverhampton University
March 27, 2024

Similar edition to previous ones but a good book to teach critical writing.

Mrs Alison Hasselder
Health, Sunderland University
March 18, 2024

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Sample Chapter - Critical Thinking

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ISBN: 9781529666595

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