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Doing a Literature Review in Nursing, Health and Social Care

Doing a Literature Review in Nursing, Health and Social Care

Third Edition

December 2020 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A clear and practical guide to completing a literature review in nursing and healthcare studies.

Providing students with straightforward guidance on how to successfully carry out a literature review as part of a research project or dissertation, this book uses examples and activities to demonstrate how to complete each step correctly, from start to finish, and highlights how to avoid common mistakes.

The third edition includes:

  • Expert advice on selecting and researching a topic
  • A chapter outlining the different types of literature review
  • Increased focus on Critical Appraisal Tools and how to use them effectively
  • New real-world examples presenting best practice
  • Instructions on writing up and presenting the final piece of work

Perfect for any nursing or healthcare student new to literature reviews and for anyone who needs a refresher in this important topic.

Chapter 1: What is a Literature Review
Chapter 2: Types of Literature Review
Chapter 3: Selecting a Review Topic and Searching the Literature
Chapter 4: Reading and Organising the Literature
Chapter 5: Critically Appraising the Literature
Chapter 6: Combining (Synthesising) the Results
Chapter 7: Writing a Literature Review, Plagiarism and Referencing

This is an excellent clear and concise book on undertaking literature reviews being particularly good at demystifying jargon. It is timely given the move to student dissertations being primarily literature reviews in the current Covid pandemic. However nearly all the examples are drawn from nursing and health making the text less useful for social care and social work. A little disappointing given the title. SW students are likely to gravitate to texts where their subject is more prominent for a primary text.

Mr Peter Nelson
Social Work Collegiate, Sheffield Hallam University
December 18, 2020

This is a really helpful, accessible text for students and academic staff alike.

Mr Paul McCreary
Department of Mental Health Nursing, Bucks New University
December 11, 2020

A really good addition to the repertoire of skills and techniques for understanding the essential process of literature reviewing.

Professor David Thomas Evans
Faculty of Education & Health, Greenwich University
December 4, 2020

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