Learning

Building Your Portfolio

Author: Kath Owen, Margaret Watson. Pages: 144 Size: 749 KB Format: PDF Publisher: Facet Publishing
Published: 10 June, 2015
eISBN-13: 9781783300723

Thoroughly updated to reflect the new requirements of CILIP’s revamped suite of Professional Registration qualifications, this is the essential ‘how to’ guide to producing a successful portfolio. Reflecting on achievements and presenting evidence of enhanced knowledge and skills underpin many professional and educational qualifications. Building a portfolio is key to recording and demonstrating this professional development, and gaining official recognition in the form of Professional Registration qualifications. Set out in a user-friendly format, and covering each element of a portfolio, the guide is jam-packed with examples, useful hints and tips, personal contributions from successful applicants, web links, and further reading to help you develop a top-notch portfolio. The role of the VLE, new submission routes including e-submission and the new route to Revalidation all clearly explained. Readership: Library and information practitioners working towards any of the three levels of CILIP Professional Registration (Certification, Chartership, Fellowship), candidates for Revalidation and those beginning their first job in the sector. Mentors, employers of library and information staff, students of library and information science, and others interested in effectively recording their continuing professional development.

Putting a Bullet in the Head of Getting Organised

Here we go again trying to bring some sort of organisation to this crazy mixed up life.  Once more on the Bullet Journal trail.  It kind of works for me because its brief, I can keep it messed up with a mix of work and home life.  It is sufficiently flexible for me to have flights of fancy and I can get creative with the thing. The key question is can I use the thing consistently.  Well this year is the year to try,  It’s part of a drive to be more productive.

Reflective Practice in Nursing

Author: Edited By Chris Bulman, Sue Schutz.
Pages: 274 Size: 2.21 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: 10 January, 2013
eISBN-13: 9781118307762

From reviews of previous editions: `This excellent book provides useful guidance on the use of reflection in practice…a helpful addition to any nursing library.` Primary Health Care `…an excellent investment in any nurses` library portfolio.` Journal of Advanced Nursing `An extremely welcome addition to nursing`s literature on thoughtful, knowledgeable practice.` Nursing Times `This is an excellent practical guide to reflective practice…I would highly recommend this book to all practice teachers and students.` Journal of Practice Nursing The ability to reflect on practice has become a competency demanded of every healthcare professional in recent years. It can be a daunting prospect- but this practical and accessible text guides the way, using the latest research and evidence to support the development of skills in reflective practice and provides help and advice on how to get started, how to write reflectively and how to continue to use reflective practice in everyday situations. This fifth edition of Reflective Practice in Nursing is an indispensable guide for students and practitioners alike who wish to learn more about reflective practice, as well as containing essential information for teachers and lecturers.

Reflective Practice For Healthcare Professionals

Author: Beverley Joan Taylor.
Pages: 242 Size: 7.6 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Open University Press
Published: 01 May, 2010
eISBN-13: 9780335238361

Taylor reveals how reflection and contemplation creatively welds the everyday working day world to a myriad of cultural, ethical, moral and managerial challenges. This book offers the beginning practitioner a broad understanding of why conscious awareness of one`s thinking matters. Taylor`s insight reveals her deep thoughtfulness as a meticulous researcher, supervisor and mentor and her guidelines will ground you in shaping your own development as a researcher in practice”. (Dr Margaret Martin, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand). “Reflection, as a process of critical self-evaluation, continues to grow and be recognised as a successful, approach to improving, changing and managing healthcare practice. This latest text by Taylor is a welcome addition to the increasing body of knowledge on the subject. She writes, as always, with exceptional clarity and manages to combine practical guidance with experiential insights and theoretical frameworks. Highlighting the importance of ordinary human communication for all healthcare professionals, Taylor`s text and presence is anything but ordinary”. (Professor Dawn Freshwater, University of Leeds, UK). “This book is about more than reflection, it is about a philosophy of nursing that Taylor has espoused throughout her career, and it makes a connection with the reader in a way that many books do not. This is a must-have book for all who wish to move their practice forwards”. (Joanne Pike, Senior Lecturer, NEWI, North Wales). This popular book provides practical guidance for healthcare professionals wishing to reflect on their work and improve the way they undertake clinical procedures, interact with other people at work and deal with power issues. The new edition has been broadened in focus from nurses and midwives exclusively, to include all healthcare professionals. Practice stories by a variety of healthcare professionals are interweaved throughout the book to illustrate reflective practice and `author`s reflections` boxes are used to illustrate the author`s experience of reflective practice. The book contains a clear and comprehensive description of: the fundamentals of reflective practice and how and why it is embraced in healthcare professions; strategies for effective reflection; systematic approaches to technical, practical and emancipatory reflection; and, a step-by-step guide to applying the Taylor REFLECT model. This edition also introduces the concept of `ordinariness` in health care, which used consciously with the reflective practice processes in this book should increase the likelihood that patients receiving healthcare will feel acknowledged, heard and comforted as intelligent human beings.

Reflective Practice

Author: Janet Hargreaves And Louise Page.
Pages: 206 Size: 1.79 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Polity Press
Published: 16 December, 2013
eISBN-13: 9780745656656

Reflective practice is an essential skill for those working in health and social care, but why is it so vital and how can it be learned? As inter-disciplinary working becomes more common, finding shared ways of reflection on practice are becoming more and more important. How do we share our ideas and thoughts to enrich both professionals and their client base? This book uses stories and exercises to enable readers to develop their skills. Its emphasis is on the practical, from how to construct a reflective essay to the ethical ambiguities of whistleblowing and constructing a professional persona. The book is written with the needs of students of health and social care in mind. For those who want to develop their skills beyond the scope of the book, each chapter ends by with a step-up suggestion enabling them to build on what they have already learned.

Reflection for Nursing Life

Author: John McKinnon.
Pages: 151 Size: 1.68 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Routledge Ltd
Published: 29 January, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781315766324

Over the past decades, reflection has taken centre stage in nursing education but it is easy to get stuck in a superficial cycle of storytelling and self-examination, without getting any further insights into your own practice and abilities. Reflection for Nursing Life starts with a basic introduction to reflective practice and moves through to look at more critical perspectives, with guidance for reflecting on the complex realities of practice. This accessible text is designed to support a deeper understanding of the value of reflection and its relationship with the needs of modern practice. Beginning with discussions of self-awareness and the reflective cycle, it goes on to explore ideas about critical incidents, critical reflection models and transformational learning. It integrates cutting-edge neuro-scientific research and thinking about emotional labour and intelligence in healthcare into mainstream reflective practice, drawing on both new and established ways of guiding learning and professional judgment. Reflection for Nursing Life includes numerous exemplar reflective narratives, diagrams and exercises to help the reader identify their strengths and weaknesses, whilst tips for overcoming weaknesses and developing strengths are also provided. It is the ideal text for nursing students and practitioners looking to improve their reflective practice skills.

Foundations For Operating Department Practice: Essential Theory For Practice

Author: Edited By Hannah Abbott And Helen Booth.
Pages: 231 Size: 1.07 MB Format: EPUB Publisher: Open University Press
Published: 01 August, 2014
eISBN-13: 9780335244980

This breakthrough new text is the first `theory` textbook published for ODP students studying at degree level and maps neatly onto the ODP degree curriculum. Written by experts from the Profession the book covers the core theoretical and professional components of the ODP curriculum, including chapters on: Professionalism, Law, Ethics, Reflective practice, Decision making, Psychosocial aspects of care, and, Research and evidence based practice. Each chapter includes case studies and pedagogy designed to help ODP students see the relevance of these issues to their everyday practice, and enhance learning and study. This book is key reading for all ODP students and qualified professionals.

Facilitating Reflective Learning: Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision

Author: Anne Brockbank And Ian McGill.
Pages: 336 Size: 5.06 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
Published: 03 July, 2012
eISBN-13: 9780749465087

“Facilitating Reflective Learning: Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision” is written by two leading experts in the field. The text explains how coaching and mentoring works in different situations. The authors guide the reader through key learning theories; describe the different models available for coaching and mentoring; and, demonstrate how they can be applied in practice. In this completely revised new edition, robust theory is backed up by practical advice and numerous case studies. The coaching and mentoring skills used in different situations are clearly described. Ready to use resources include templates for contracting, reviewing and evaluating, as well as guidance on group dynamics for team coaching and group supervision. Advice is also included on sensitive areas such as the boundary between mentoring or coaching and therapy, and the desirability of supervision.

Enabling Learning in Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Author: Edited By Sue West, Tim Clark And Melanie Jasper.
Pages: 270 Size: 924 KB Format: PDF Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Published: 20 March, 2009
eISBN-13: 9780470697917

With current Government targets to increase health and social care practitioners, there is an increased need for informed mentors and preceptors to support the development of the students and new health professionals. Enabling learning in nursing and midwifery practice: A guide for mentors seeks to underpin recent mentoring initiatives, exploring the impact of mentoring, supervision and preceptorship on professional practice, covering principles that underpin effective learning and providing practical guidance on mentoring and assessment strategies within practice settings. Enabling learning in nursing and midwifery practice: A guide for mentors addresses the inter-professional and policy context for mentorship, examines the nature of effective learning environments and provides mentors with the necessary tools to assist students in their development within a practice setting. It explores the use of reflective practice, virtual learning and other core resources to enhance and support learning in practice and addresses assessing practice, making correct judgements about student competence and the development of competence in newly qualified practitioners. Enabling learning in nursing and midwifery practice: A guide for mentors is an important resource text for practitioners seeking to support learning in practice as well as experienced mentors and preceptors seeking to update their skills and understanding. Key features

  • Evidence-based, practical guide to effective mentoring and preceptorship.
  • Integrates theory and practice.
  • Addresses the context of learning in practice and the challenges of clinical supervision.
  • Promotes understanding of the importance of assessing practice and managing the mentoring process.
  • Equips mentors to enable students and newly qualified staff to gain confidence and expertise Includes activities, points for reflection and examples from practice

Achieving Competencies For Nursing Practice: A Handbook For Student Nurses

Edited By Sheila Reading And Brian Webster.

Pages: 346 Size: 9.63 MB Format: EPUB Publisher: Open University Press
Published: 01 January, 2014
eISBN-13: 9780335246755

Quality patient care relies on the demonstration of competencies by nurses at all stages of their education and developing career. This exciting textbook is designed to help student nurses better understand the competencies set out by the NMC and equip them to achieve and demonstrate competency as they prepare to qualify as a nurse. The book is divided into sections that address the four domains of competency: professional Values; communication and interpersonal skills; nursing practice and decision making; and leadership, management and team working. Suitable for all student nurses on pre-registration degree programmes in nursing across the UK, the book includes examples and insights from the fields of adult, child, mental health and learning disability that reflect a range of clinical and community settings. Amongst other topics this book covers: communication skills; working with patients and their families; solving problems in practice; clinical decision making; working in interprofessional teams; and written by experts, each chapter challenges you to reflect on your own values and beliefs, giving you opportunities to learn and reflect on your nursing skills and knowledge. The chapters include reflective activities, portfolio activities, case studies & vignettes, key points and further resources. It is an essential purchase for all student nurses. Contributors: Mary Addo, Heather Bain, Debbie Banks, Mary Jane Baker, Owen Barr, Pauline Black, Jackie Bridges, Alison Brown, Jean Cowie, Debbie Good, Ruth Taylor, Kate Goodhand, Chris McLean, Yvonne Middlewick, Avril Milne, Eloise Monger, Delia Pogson, Mark Rawlinson, Beth Sepion, Steve Smith, Cathy Sullivan, Kay Townsend, and Alison Trenery. “What we have in this textbook is a user friendly but rigorous presentation of the main competencies for professional nursing practice. Its easy style and `readability` is one of its most pleasing features and the case studies, information boxes and key learning points give structure to the book as well as helping to engage readers. I recommend with enthusiasm this book to would-be readers. It is a solid and significant contribution to the on-going development of best nursing practice. It should be on the recommended reading list of any nurse who plans, delivers and evaluates patient care.” (Professor Hugh P. McKenna CBE, Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, University of Ulster). “To date, I would consider this the `must-have` book on achieving competence for any nursing student in all four countries of the United Kingdom.” (Melanie Jasper, Professor of Nursing and Head of the College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK).

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