Making Sense of Research

An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners

Author: Pam Moule,Gill Hek

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243855

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Research is now an integral part of everyday practice in health and social care. The fourth edition of this essential book equips professionals in these fields with the tools to read, analyse and apply research effectively in their work. Though research topics can be difficult to grasp, Making Sense of Research, fourth edition clarifies the subject by providing a straightforward guide to the basics. Topics covered include: - The role of research in health and social care - The nature of knowledge in health and social care - The research process - Ethical issues - Searching and reviewing the literature - Making sense of data analysis. The fourth edition has been updated to include new reference material, websites and practice examples to support the development of essential critical appraisal skills for health and social care professionals.
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Making Sense of Research

An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners

Author: Pam Moule,Gill Hek

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446210367

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Research is now an integral part of everyday practice in health and social care. The fourth edition of this essential book equips professionals in these fields with the tools to read, analyse and apply research effectively in their work. Though research topics can be difficult to grasp, Making Sense of Research, fourth edition clarifies the subject by providing a straightforward guide to the basics. Topics covered include: - The role of research in health and social care - The nature of knowledge in health and social care - The research process - Ethical issues - Searching and reviewing the literature - Making sense of data analysis. The fourth edition has been updated to include new reference material, websites and practice examples to support the development of essential critical appraisal skills for health and social care professionals.
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Making Sense of Research

An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners

Author: Pam Moule,Gill Hek

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1849207798

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Hek's name appears first on the earlier edition.
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Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care

Author: Pam Moule

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526430916

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care? Now in its 6th edition, this easy to read guide keeps on providing a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology and helps readers understand how research is implemented in practice. The new edition includes: o Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and countries o Updates in light of the new NMC standards, more on critical appraisal tools and service improvement o Chapter learning outcomes and key points o A companion website featuring an interactive glossary, reflective exercises and free access to SAGE journal articles for students, as well as SAGE videos and seminar notes for lecturers and more This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.
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Making Sense of Factor Analysis

The Use of Factor Analysis for Instrument Development in Health Care Research

Author: Marjorie A. Pett,Nancy R. Lackey,John J. Sullivan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761919503

Category: Education

Page: 348

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Making Sense of Factor Analysis: The Use of Factor Analysis for Instrument Development in Health Care Research presents a straightforward explanation of the complex statistical procedures involved in factor analysis. Authors Marjorie A. Pett, Nancy M. Lackey, and John J. Sullivan provide a step-by-step approach to analyzing data using statistical computer packages like SPSS and SAS. Emphasizing the interrelationship between factor analysis and test construction, the authors examine numerous practical and theoretical decisions that must be made to efficiently run and accurately interpret the outcomes of these sophisticated computer programs.
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Understanding Health and Social Care

An Introductory Reader

Author: Julia Johnson,Corinne De Souza

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781847870803

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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The new edition of the best-selling reader Understanding Health and Social Care combines classic works with newly commissioned material, offering readers unparalleled coverage of the key issues in health and social care. The breadth of material encompasses voices of service users, professional and lay carers, as well as academics and researchers. This Second Edition is organised into four new parts, each with a part introduction pulling together the main themes: " Part 1: People focuses on those who use and provide health and social care services " Part 2: Places focuses on where care takes place " Part 3: Approaches considers different ways through which care takes places " Part 4: Ideas focuses on the ideas and policies that underpin care provision Full of real practice scenarios and examples, the book successfully makes the links between theory and practice, and will be an essential resource for all students studying at undergraduate level across the wide spectrum of health and social care.
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Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy

Author: Garrard

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284115194

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy: The Matrix Method, Fifth Edition describes the practical and useful methods for reviewing scientific literature in the health sciences. Please note that an access code to supplemental content such as Appendix C: Data Visualization is not included with the eBook purchase. To access this content please purchase an access code at www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781284133943/.
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Researching Health

Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods

Author: Mike Saks,Judith Allsop

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271838

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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The second edition of Researching Health covers everything that a student or new researcher will need when starting to conduct their own research in a range of healthcare settings. The chapters guide the reader through each specific qualitative, quantitative and mixed method, and show how these work in practice. In the second edition, the authors place particular focus on the critical appraisal of research - asking not only how different forms of research can be conducted, but also how we can use the research of others effectively. Two new chapters have also been included, on: - Gender and Health Research - Public Health Research A full companion website accompanies the book, with a range of teaching materials for lecturers and online learning resources for students. It is an ideal companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students on health programmes. The book is also valuable reading for researchers, academics, managers and practitioners working across the healthcare field.
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Making Sense of Multivariate Data Analysis

An Intuitive Approach

Author: John Spicer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412904018

Category: Mathematics

Page: 233

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'This book is a helpful guide to reading and understanding multivariate data analysis results in social and psychological research' --C. Y. Joanne Peng, Indiana University at Bloomington 'This book serves as a resource for readers who want to have an overall view of what encompasses multivariate analyses. The author has discussed some important issues rather philosophically (e.g., theory vs. data analysis). These points are valuable even for readers who have extensive training with multivariate analyses' --Jenn-Yun Tein, Arizona State University
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Research Methods for Health and Social Care

Author: Joanne Neale

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137153385

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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This accessible and clearly structured book, written by experienced researchers and practitioners, provides a one-stop introduction to the most common qualitative, quantitative and desk-based research designs and methods in health and social care.
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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

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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.
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Ethics, Law and Professional Issues

A Practice-Based Approach for Health Professionals

Author: Ann Gallagher,Sue Hodge

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230363695

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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As a healthcare practitioner, you will face a broad range of professional dilemmas in your everyday practice. From seeking consent to upholding patient confidentiality, you'll rely on your knowledge of ethics, the law and professional codes of conduct to guide your actions. Balancing these three strands can be difficult, but with detailed scenarios and accessible discussion, this book guides you through the complexities of practice. Taking a practice-based approach, the text explores the combination of ethical, legal and professional issues which characterise the field of healthcare. A range of experienced contributors come together to provide: ■ detailed analysis of confidentiality, accountability, consent, capacity and justice, all grounded within the daily practice context; ■ authoritative guidance through discussion of legal cases, excerpts from statutes and extracts from professional guidelines; ■ realistic scenarios drawn from a range of health settings, unravelling and illustrating the guidelines, statutes and policies which influence practice; ■ advice on balancing the conflicting pressures of the modern healthcare context, from facing time limitations to challenging the unprofessional practice of others. Ethics, Law and Professional Issues puts you at the centre of some of a practitioner's most difficult decisions. It is therefore an essential resource for any student of healthcare looking to develop an ethically, legally and professionally sound approach to practice.
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Irrationality in Health Care

What Behavioral Economics Reveals About What We Do and Why

Author: Douglas E. Hough

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804785740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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The health care industry in the U.S. is peculiar. We spend close to 18% of our GDP on health care, yet other countries get better results—and we don't know why. To date, we still lack widely accepted answers to simple questions, such as "Would requiring everyone to buy health insurance make us better off?" Drawing on behavioral economics as an alternative to the standard tools of health economics, author Douglas E. Hough seeks to more clearly diagnose the ills of health care today. A behavioral perspective makes sense of key contradictions—from the seemingly irrational choices that we sometimes make as patients, to the incongruous behavior of physicians, to the morass of the long-lived debate surrounding reform. With the new health care law in effect, it is more important than ever that consumers, health care industry leaders, and the policymakers who are governing change reckon with the power and sources of our behavior when it comes to health.
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Introducing Research and Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses

Author: Jeremy Jolley

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273719168

Category: Medical

Page: 156

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Want to know what research and nursing have in common? The answer is everything. Every time you meet a new patient you gather information about them, which is a form of research. This book looks at research in the context of a nursing student so you can learn how to use research skills during your study and future career. It covers everything from basic interviews, quantitative and qualitative data all the way to creating and summarizing questionnaires. Research is a fundamental part of the nursing and An Introduction to Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare is the ideal book to get you started. "I read your excellent book, one of the only 2 I read cover to cover, and was delighted that by the end, I had a pretty good idea of what to do and write. The last section, 'How to succeed with your essay', is brilliant and I am sure I am not the only student whose bacon you saved." Ms AC Silva, University of Greenwich "The book is not overly academic, it debunks jargon, advises caution over reliance on internet sources and introduces new words and terminology well. There are examples of how practitioners are using research and evidence-based practice on the ground, and it keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. It is like having a friendly, informative chat." Review by Irene Mabbott, practice development co-ordinator, evidence based practice, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Review from Nursing Standard magazine, volume 25 no. 19 January 2011 "Very easy to follow and not too much jargon." - Ms Cobbold, INSTITUTE OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY "This will be a good start for students new to research." - Dr Horton, DIVISION OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY "Some of the chapters in this book would be particularly useful for undergraduate students. Chapter two entitled The literature and Chapter three Evidence-based practice should provide useful information for undergraduate students studying research for the first time ." - Dr Curtis, SCHOOL OF NURSING, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN "This is an ideal introductory text for nursing students new to research. I read it cover to cover in two days!" - Dr McNicholas, DEPT OF NURSING & MIDWIFERY, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY "I already recommend Rana & Upton and I think that this book offers a good complementary text. I particularly like the practice examples and thinking points that are specifically applied to nursing." - John Aldridge, School of Health, University of Northampton "Easy to read clear advice" - Ms Brady, SCHOOL OF NURSING, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY "Following reading through I found it a clear and easy to read and digest text and have been reccomending to students," Ms Atherton, School of Health Care, LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY "This book is straight forward in approach and is well structured." Mrs. Caroline Downs, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
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Motivational Interviewing in Health Care

Helping Patients Change Behavior

Author: Stephen Rollnick,William R. Miller,Christopher Butler

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 159385613X

Category: Medical

Page: 210

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Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behavior change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and show how to incorporate this brief evidence-based approach into any health care setting. Appendices include MI training resources and publications on specific medical conditions. This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series.
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The Research Process in Nursing

Author: Kate Gerrish,Judith Lathlean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522567

Category: Medical

Page: 632

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Comprehensive and thorough in scope, The Research Process in Nursing 7th edition provides everything you could want to know about research methods. This established textbook reflects the significant advances in nursing research and the importance of evidence-based practice, and provides an invaluable resource for both the novice and the more experienced researcher. It includes practical information and advice on: How to find and critique the evidence How to choose the right approach How to collect data How to make sense of the data How to put research into practice Special features: A clear, explicit and easy to understand text which links theory with practical steps in the research process. Examples provided allow the reader to apply a variety of research concepts to theoretical learning and professional practice. Incorporates chapters, research examples, and policy from a range of international countries, including Canada, Australia, USA and Hong Kong. Provides detailed discussions around each example, which clearly link theory with practice Easy to read for novice researchers and undergraduate nursing students, but at the same time provides sufficient depth and detail to be of value to experienced researchers and practitioners.
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Making Sense Together

The Intersubjective Approach to Psychotherapy

Author: Peter Buirski,Pamela Haglund

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0765707527

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Peter Buirski and Pamela Haglund argue that intersubjectivity is founded on two assumptions: First, our moment-by-moment experience of ourselves and the world emerges within a dynamic, fluid context of others; and, second, that we can never observe things as they exist in isolation.
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Engineering a Learning Healthcare System:

A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309120640

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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Improving our nation's healthcare system is a challenge which, because of its scale and complexity, requires a creative approach and input from many different fields of expertise. Lessons from engineering have the potential to improve both the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery. The fundamental notion of a high-performing healthcare system--one that increasingly is more effective, more efficient, safer, and higher quality--is rooted in continuous improvement principles that medicine shares with engineering. As part of its Learning Health System series of workshops, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care and the National Academy of Engineering, hosted a workshop on lessons from systems and operations engineering that could be applied to health care. Building on previous work done in this area the workshop convened leading engineering practitioners, health professionals, and scholars to explore how the field might learn from and apply systems engineering principles in the design of a learning healthcare system. Engineering a Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary focuses on current major healthcare system challenges and what the field of engineering has to offer in the redesign of the system toward a learning healthcare system.
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Research for Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare

Author: Robert Newell,Philip Burnard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444331124

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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This is an essential, accessible introduction to research and evidence-based practice aimed at all pre-registration nursing and health care students. It places research and evidence in the context of clinical practice, introduces the main methodological approaches in qualitative and quantitative research and describes the processes of research appraisal, dissemination and implementation. The new edition of Research for Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses and Health Professionals has been updated to include information for a broader health care audience, it engages students with the research and evidence agenda, demonstrates the relevance of research and evidence to nursing practice, and provides them with the skills needed to explore these areas in greater detail. Special features: A practical guide to research methods and evidence-based practice New edition of a successful student textbook Includes a glossary of common research terms, Provides case studies, key points, further reading, and activities throughout Accompanying website, featuring further case studies, exercises, and links to further reading
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Cultural Contexts of Health

The Use of Narrative Research in the Health Sector

Author: Who Regional Office for Europe,Trisha Greenhalgh

Publisher: Health Evidence Network Synthe

ISBN: 9789289051682

Category: Medical

Page: 62

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Storytelling is an essential tool for reporting and illuminating the cultural contexts of health: the practices and behavior that groups of people share and that are defined by customs, language and geography. This report reviews the literature on narrative research, offers some quality criteria for appraising it and gives three detailed case examples: diet and nutrition, well-being and mental health in refugees and asylum seekers. Storytelling and story interpretation belong to the humanistic disciplines and are not a pure science, although established techniques of social science can be applied to ensure rigor in sampling and data analysis. The case studies illustrate how narrative research can convey the individual experience of illness and well-being, thereby complementing and sometimes challenging epidemiological and public health evidence.
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