Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions

Author: Paula McGee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444306439

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied HealthProfessions enables nurses and members of allied healthprofessions to effectively diagnose and treat patients, in a widevariety of settings. It is especially relevant in regions whereaccess to other health providers is limited. This new, completely revised, third edition shows how advancedpractice continues to develop in response to the impact of healthservice reforms, the introduction of health policies aimed atdeveloping a patient-led service based in primary care and changesin working conditions. Advanced Practice in Nursing and theAllied Health Professions presents an examination of thepotential for advanced practitioners, at all levels, to have asignificant effect on the health of the population and provideholistic care for the sick. Practice is identified as the centraland most important feature of the advanced role in nursing andallied health professions. Advanced Practice in Nursing and the Allied HealthProfessions also considers: The development of advanced practice in nursing and the alliedhealth professions and the implications for future health andsocial care services; Challenging professional boundaries that hinder the provisionof care and pioneering innovation within a diverse society; The relationship between health policy and service reforms,current and future advanced roles; International developments in advanced practice; Leadership, management in relation to advanced roles; The responsibilities of advanced practitioners in meetinghealthcare needs in a diverse society; Educating advanced practitioners and tracking their careerdevelopment; The future possibilities for advanced practice and an agendafor research.
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Advanced Practice in Healthcare

Skills for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Author: Carol Cox,Marie Hill,Victoria Lack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136598065

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Advanced Practice in Healthcare outlines the key components of advanced practice in which healthcare professionals are engaged. With a clear skills focus, it explores issues critical to providing effective enhanced care to patients whilst managing and negotiating the complexities of the healthcare delivery system. Perspectives on advanced practice are illuminated throughout the text and are designed to promote the formation of new thinking in relation to practice, education and research. The text is comprised of three sections that address different aspects of advanced practice and these in turn: Provide guidance on the development of clinical skills, including consultation, clinical decision making, holistic care, and the role of care planning in advanced practice. Explain management skills and how to manage, negotiate and monitor the complexities of the healthcare system in order to ensure the delivery of quality patient care. Clarify the professional role of the advanced practice clinician and how implementation of the role can improve the delivery of patient care. In each chapter activities are presented that assist in the development, implementation and extension of advanced level practice. This text is especially relevant to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals practising within primary and secondary care who wish to advance their practice or clarify their roles within the context of advanced practice, particularly those undertaking masters level study.
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Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

An Evidence-based Approach to Musculoskeletal Care

Author: Sonya Clarke,Julie Santy-Tomlinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118438841

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing provides practitioners working in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal trauma settings with the essential evidence, guidance and knowledge required to underpin effective practice. This comprehensive and contemporary textbook explores the variety of adult and paediatric clinical settings where orthopaedic and trauma practitioners work, including acute wards, clinics, community hospitals, nursing homes and patients' homes. Divided into 5 sections, this book looks at: key issues in orthopaedic and musculoskeletal trauma care; specialist practice issues; common orthopaedic conditions and their care and management; musculoskeletal trauma care; and care of children and young people. Suitable for students at degree level as well as those clinicians practicing in more advanced orthopaedic and trauma care roles, Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing is a foremost authority on orthopaedic and musculoskeletal practice for both students and practitioners. Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing: Is strongly supported by the latest evidence, with chapters summarizing evidence, with reference to relevant and seminal research Offers practical guidance based on the relevant evidence Focuses on the perspective of the patient with patient narrative and case studies throughout Includes a section specifically dealing with children and young people
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Leadership For Nursing And Allied Health Care Professions

Author: Bishop, Veronica

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225330

Category: Medical

Page: 196

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The aim of this book is to empower would be leaders of nursing and allied health professions to be effective. The text examines differences between leadership and management, inspirational education to support would be leaders, and a major UK programme to promote politically aware leaders.
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Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Author: Janet Barker,Paul Linsley,Ros Kane

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473968275

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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In the current healthcare climate, it is more important than ever to be able to select and find the right evidence for your practice to ensure patients receive safe, high quality care. The fully updated new edition of this comprehensive book helps nurses and healthcare professionals understand how to use evidence in all aspects of care, with plenty of examples and activities to help relate concepts to practice. The new edition features: * Explanation of what values-based practice means and how it fits alongside evidence-based practice * A new chapter on innovation and improvement to help you make a difference in your practice * Even more examples from a range of professions to understand how different professions work together * Learning features to make it easier to learn, including word puzzles, chapter summaries and a glossary It is essential reading for all pre-qualifying and qualified nursing and allied health students who are exploring evidence-based practice for the first time. Janet Barker was formerly Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Nottingham. Paul Linsley and Ros Kane are both Principal Lecturers at the University of Lincoln.
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Physical Assessment for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Author: Carol L. Cox

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119108977

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Physical Assessment for Health Care Professionals offers a practical and comprehensive guide to best clinical practice when taking patient history and physical examination. This accessible text is structured in accordance with the competencies for advanced practice in assessment, diagnosis and treatment as published by the RCN. Following a systematic, systems-based approach to patient assessment, it includes a summary of the key clinical skills needed to develop and improve clinical examination in order to confidently assess, diagnose, plan and provide outstanding care. In this revised edition, colour photographs and case studies have been included to assist health care practitioners in their assessment of the patient. This important guide: Includes a highly visual colour presentation with photographs and illustrations. Features a wide range of key learning points to help guide practice. Offers illustrative examples, applications to practice and case studies. Is available in a range of digital formats – perfect for ‘on the go’ study and reference. Written for health care students, newly qualified and advanced nurse practitioners, and those in the allied health professions, Physical Assessment for Health Care Professionals is the essential guide for developing the skills needed to accurately access patient history and physical examination.
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Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals: Applying Theory to Practice

Author: Richard Gross,Nancy Kinnison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444116754

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a brand new textbook written for all those studying and working in nursing and in the allied health professions including midwifery and health visiting. It provides comprehensive coverage of the core subject areas of psychology: social processes such as conformity, obedience, social behaviour, development across the lifespan, including early experiences, cognitive, adolescence, adulthood and old age - as well as health psychology, stress and personality. Written by the bestselling Psychology author Richard Gross, and Nancy Kinnison, a highly experienced nurse and nursing lecturer, Psychology for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a refreshingly new approach to applying the theoretical aspects of psychology to the practical aspects of nursing and health care. This highly illustrated text is accessible, practical, and comprehensive.
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Allied Health Professionals and the Law

Author: Rosemary Kennedy

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862877085

Category: Law

Page: 238

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News: this book has been included as one of the texts for the National Psychology Examination - Curriculum Domains 1 (Ethics) and 4 (Communication), developed by the Psychology Board of AustraliaThis book targets a wide range of allied health professions. The list, while not exhaustive, embraces occupational therapy, podiatry, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, nuclear medicine, speech pathology, radiography, physiotherapy, psychology, osteopathy, chiropractic care and optometry.The authors explain the legal context in which these professions function, the various forms of legal regulation which apply to them, their legal liabilities, and legal imperatives which bear upon their practice.Also included is commentary on the limits and ambiguities of law in relation to allied health activity, the interaction between law and professional ethics, and some significant legal challenges in normal professional life. Allied Health Professionals and the Law expands the legal knowledge of allied health readers whether they are practitioners seeking to understand the legal aspects of their work or researchers engaged in analysis of professional matters which have legal dimensions and implications.
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Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice

Author: Associate Professor Connell School of Nursing Boston College Boston Massachusetts Pamela Grace,Pamela J. Grace

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449667430

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice, Second Edition is a comprehensive textbook focused on advanced practice nursing ethics. The text proactively addresses challenges that span specialty areas well as issues unique to these areas of practice. This is the only resource available that addresses the range of ethical problems that advanced practice nurses face. Advanced practice nurses (APNs) share the same professional responsibilities that other practicing nurses do, however, given their expanded scope of practice they assume a role with greater responsibility. Advanced practice nurses are often the primary care givers for their patients but even when they are not, they assume total responsibility for some critical aspect of the patient's care. For example, nurse anesthetists are accountable for the safe induction and recovery of their patients (this includes understanding the unique nature of individuals), and diabetic clinical nurse specialists are responsible for the education and management of their especially vulnerable population and for educating others. This text is suitable for a graduate level audience as well as those pursuing a DNP level degree. Key Features include: Relevant case studies woven throughout the text that refer to content Updated content on electronic media and privacy In-depth coverage of international implications and laws Strong emphasis on developing the DNP and other leadership roles in nursing Revised Women's Health Chapter Additional content on Genetics and Genetic Testing Updated End of Life and Palliative Care chapter Adult health content includes information on gerontology
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Developing Advanced Skills in Practice Teaching

Author: Anne Smith,Heather McAskill,Kirsten Jack

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137262656

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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This engaging book is written for Practice Teachers who need to educate and assess students at advanced level in the practice setting. Including contributions from a range of healthcare workers it provides: ■ guidance on how to create a dynamic and effective experience for the learner ■ support for the teacher, including how to deal with failure and cope with challenging students ■ advice to help readers build their self-awareness and reflect on their role. With references to the latest professional guidelines as well as practical exercises, resources and support material, Developing Advanced Skills in Practice Teaching draws together disparate information into one comprehensive resource. It explores the core issues surrounding education in health and social care practice settings and is essential reading for all those who want to operate in this arena at an advanced level.
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Advanced Practice Nursing E-Book

An Integrative Approach

Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437720080

Category: Medical

Page: 848

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Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.
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Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice

Author: Heyward Michael Dreher,Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826105564

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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Functioning as both a graduate textbook and a professional resource, Role Development for Doctoral Advanced Nursing Practice explores the historical and evolving role of the doctorally-prepared Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Because the role of the DNP graduate is evolving, the primary authors and contributing authors of this text present positions and reflective responses that represent a diverse range of current views on the DNP role and the diverse 'ideals' of what the role of the doctorally-prepared APRN should be. This is also the first text to market that exclusively examines the evolving and expanding role functions of the DNP graduate. Too often, nursing texts offer the sole view of the author. This one uniquely does not. The highlight of this text is the two-part chapter organization that presents the chapter content followed by a Reflective Response, which is commentary that may counter or support the opinions of the chapter author. Each Reflective Response is written by well-known DNP leaders representing the diverse roles and experience of academics, administrators and practitioners. This innovative chapter presentation is bound to provide for more stimulating classroom discussion. This work is stimulating and possibly provocative, but in the end is a well-rounded, landmark presentation of a wide range of topics surrounding education of the DNP, the core competencies and the unfolding DNP role development. It is a 'must have' text for use in all DNP role development courses and courses covering contemporary DNP degree issues! Each of the textbook's sections thoroughly covers important aspects of role development: Section I: provides background information on the evolution of the DNP degree; essential content on role theory; what nursing "roles" are and how they evolved; and a discussion of how masters versus doctoral level advanced nursing practices differ Section II: focuses on the four basic roles of the DNP graduate which currently predominate: practitioner, clinical executive, educator, and clinical trials research scientist, as well as the role of the clinical scholar which each graduate is expected to be Section III: covers the diverse skills that comprise the doctoral APRN role; including leadership content, negotiation skills, and leveraging technology to support doctoral advanced level practice; debate over the DNP Exam; discussion of DNP grads using the title "Dr"; and how the doctoral APRN can use their new competencies to function at a higher level
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Statistics for Nursing and Allied Health

Author: Stacey Beth Plichta,Laurel S. Garzon

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781754590

Category: Medical

Page: 420

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This introductory textbook explores the role of research in health care and focuses in particular on the importance of organizing and describing research data using basic statistics. The goal of the text is to teach students how to analyze data and present the results of evidence-based data analysis. Based on the commonly-used SPSS software, a comprehensive range of statistical techniques—both parametric and non-parametric—are presented and explained. Examples are given from nursing, health administration, and health professions, followed by an opportunity for students to immediately practice the technique.
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Managing and Leading in the Allied Health Professions

Author: Robert Jones (MMACP.),Fiona Jenkins

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857757064

Category: Medical

Page: 275

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Edited by Robert Jones and Fiona Jenkins, this book describes how allied health professions (AHPs) relate to today's NHS, and how they themselves are organised as well as covering key management challenges currently facing the profession.
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Public Health Nursing - E-Book

Population-Centered Health Care in the Community

Author: Marcia Stanhope,Jeanette Lancaster

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294103

Category: Medical

Page: 1128

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Now in its 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing provides comprehensive and up-to-date content to keep you at the forefront of the ever-changing community health climate and prepare you for an effective nursing career. In addition to a solid foundation in concepts and interventions for individuals, families, and communities, you will find real-life applications of the public nurse's role, Healthy People 2020 initiatives, new chapters on forensics and genomics, plus timely coverage of disaster management and important client populations such as pregnant teens, the homeless, immigrants, and more. Evidence-Based Practice boxes illustrate how the latest research findings apply to public/community health nursing. Separate chapters on disease outbreak investigation and disaster management describe the nurse's role in surveilling public health and managing these types of threats to public health. Separate unit on the public/community health nurse's role describes the different roles and functions of the public/community health nurse within the community. Levels of Prevention boxes show how community/public health nurses deliver health care interventions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. What Do You Think?, Did You Know?, and How To? boxes use practical examples and critical thinking exercises to illustrate chapter content. The Cutting Edge highlights significant issues and new approaches to community-oriented nursing practice. Practice Application provides case studies with critical thinking questions. Separate chapters on community health initiatives thoroughly describe different approaches to promoting health among populations. Appendixes offer additional resources and key information, such as screening and assessment tools and clinical practice guidelines. Linking Content to Practice boxes provide real-life applications for chapter content. NEW! Healthy People 2020 feature boxes highlight the goals and objectives for promoting health and wellness over the next decade. NEW! The Nurse in Forensics chapter focuses on the unique role of forensic nurses in public health and safety, interpersonal violence, mass violence, and disasters. NEW! Genomics in Public Health Nursing chapter includes a history of genetics and genomics and their impact on public/community health nursing care.
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Mosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book

Author: Mosby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323066046

Category: Medical

Page: 1488

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This convenient, concise version of the best-selling Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions provides condensed definitions to incorporate only the most essential information. Mosby’s Pocket Dictionary includes all of the information you need, including content on diseases, procedures, equipment, drugs, and so much more. Screened thumb tabs make it easy to locate definitions quickly, and a list of common medical abbreviations printed in the front and back covers make this a perfect reference for clinical practice. UNIQUE! Emphasis on nursing and health science terminology makes this the most useful pocket dictionary for students and practitioners in nursing and health professions. Its small size makes it easy to transport, and the sturdy, flexible cover increases the durability. The practical, straightforward alphabetical organization with no subentries and easy-to-use thumb tabs make it easy to find and understand information. UNIQUE! A section on nursing diagnoses with entries for all NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses prepares you for real-world practice. British spellings for selected entries help you recognize alternate spellings. Etymologies aid your understanding of medical terminology and help you develop a professional vocabulary. Pronunciations provided for key entries help you use terminology correctly in everyday practice. Includes 38,700 definitions, with over 5,000 new and 25,000 revised definitions, to reflect the latest information in all areas of nursing, medicine, and health professions. UNIQUE! Current definitions for all NANDA nursing diagnoses, NIC (Nursing Interventions Classifications) and NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classifications) ensure you have the most up-to-date information for clinical documentation, communication, and care evaluation.
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The Practice Environment of Nursing

Author: Karin Polifko-Harris

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428317929

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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The primary purpose of THE PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT OF NURSING: ISSUES AND TRENDS is to provide the registered nursing student with tools to build the required problem-solving skills to do the job. With contributions from expert clinicians, administrators and educators, this resource was developed with an eye toward what is needed for the successful transition into practice. Written in a manner that encourages the students and the professor to become engaged in an active discussion, each chapter contains case studies that may be used individually or as a group assignment. In addition, Internet Assignments and Written Assignments are placed throughout the chapters to encourage individual critical thinking, continuing dialog, thoughtful discussion and classroom debate. THE PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT OF NURSING: ISSUES AND TRENDS can be used in the traditional setting or accompany an online course. The Online Companion -- includes links to relevant websites, learning activities, case studies, and practice questions. To assist faculty, THE PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT OF NURSING: ISSUES AND TRENDS also features the Instructor Resource to Accompany The Practice Environment of Nursing, which includes an Instructor’s Manual, Testbank in ExamView consisting of over 600 questions and a presentation done in PowerPoint© for each chapter in the book. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare

A Practical Approach

Author: Kate Kilgallon,Janet Thompson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118276094

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare is a practical,interactive resource that promotes active participation andenhances a deeper level of understanding of mentorship. It exploreswhat is meant by the process of mentoring, addresses what a mentoris, what the role entails, and gives practical help on teaching andassessing students in clinical practice. Written primarily formentors, this book offers a range of theoretical and practicalactivities and resources that are enhanced by online learningresources. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of mentorship,including: The role of mentorship The mentor-student relationship The mentor as teacher Experiential learning and reflective practice Learning styles and teaching theories The mentor as assessor Competence and capability Health improvement Career development A core text for mentor preparation and mentor update courses innursing and allied health, Mentoring in Nursing andHealthcare is an essential guide that supports learning andongoing professional development. Key Features: Includes not only the latest and most up-to-date NMC standards,but also the Health and Care Professions Council'sstandards of proficiency Accessible and practice-oriented, with case studies, reflectiveexercises and activities throughout Has a strong focus on assessment skills Supported by interactive online resources that includetest-yourself questions, multiple choice questions, web-links,PowerPoint slides, case studies, and activities at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/mentoring"www.wiley.com/go/mentoring/a
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Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions E-Book

Author: Joy Higgs,Mark A Jones,Stephen Loftus,Nicole Christensen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702065056

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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Clinical reasoning lies at the core of health care practice and education. Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions, therefore, occupies a central place in the education of health professionals, the enhancement of professional decision making of individuals and groups of practitioners with their clients, and research into optimal practice reasoning. All chapters updated and 20 new chapters added Concrete examples, cases and vignettes were added to bring discussions to life for the reader Reflection points strategically placed to assist readers to extend their insights and build learning from their own practical experiences and theoretical knowledge Devices of particular value to reflective practitioners and educators
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