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The book provides a practical guide to doing a literature review from start to finish. This third edition includes: Even more examples of real life research scenarios More emphasis on how to ask the right question New and updated advice on following a clear search strategy Expanded guide to using a range of critical appraisal tools More coverage of how to write up your results Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care, 3rd Edition is essential reading for students at all levels within the health and social care field - and a useful text for anyone new to reviewing and appraising evidence. (hide)
Thoroughly updated but retaining its well-loved style, this 6th edition provides: A brand new chapter describing the benefits of using social media in research, including how to use blogs, sharing ideas on research community sites, crowdsourcing, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook Tips on using online tools such as Delicious, Mendeley, Dropbox, EndNote and RefWorks to manage and organize your research Guidance on searching efficiently and effectively online using Google Scholar, Google Books and library databases and on correctly citing online sources Advice on creating online surveys for your research project, plus new material on using Skype and Google Hangouts for online interviewing To support your learning, each chapter contains introductory key points, "Dead End" boxes to warn of pitfalls, "Success" checklists and further reading sections. This practical, no-nonsense guide is vital reading for all those embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study in any discipline, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education and health. (hide)
The new edition of this book aims to critically examine the new EYFS and the key elements of the revised framework document, i.e. quality and consistency; a secure foundation; partnership working; and equality of opportunity (EYFS Page 2:II) and these four elements form the essential structure of the book. Across the full age range from birth to five, it covers a range of issues underpinning the new EYFS, for example, that children are still perceived as 'deficit' in some way and in need of 'being school ready' rather than as developing individuals who have a right to a childhood.
Each chapter considers the overarching principles of the EYFS and uses relevant and contemporary research to explore critical perspectives in the EYFS. Alongside the background to each topic, there is commentary on why the situation is as it is and how it might move forward within the new Early Years Foundation Stage. As well as outlining the critical issues and challenges facing practitioners there will be suggestions for dealing with dilemmas, for example between professionals' perceptions of good practice and the practicalities of provision and meeting Ofsted requirements.(hide)
Exploring the legal aspects and ethical issues around medication management in mental health, it also discusses other concepts such as medicines adherence and the therapeutic alliance. The book uses straight-forward language to help the reader master the key concepts and how to apply them to clinical practice. It features: Drug calculations and multiple choice questions to help you assess your learning * Key learning points to sum up each chapter; Patient case studies across a range of mental health disorders; References and suggested reading to help take your knowledge and learning further.
The book places an emphasis on applying underpinning pharmacological principles to clinical practice and is useful to all nurses who work with patients who have a mental health disorder. "A knowledge and understanding of medicines and medication management is a fundamental aspect of the role of the mental health nurse. The author succeeds in her aim of providing of both a basic knowledge of the subject area, and an understanding of how the principles of psychopharmacology and medicines management are applied to clinical practice and the role of the nurse.
This new edition features: Additional material on literature reviews and searching for literature Even more examples for health and social care practice Extra material on qualitative research and evidence based practice Expanded section on hierarchies of evidence and how to use them A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice in Health and Social Care is key reading for everyone involved in looking at and applying evidence - students, practice educators, mentors and practising health and social care professionals. (hide)
"I honestly found this better than my dissertation supervisor. It was never off my desk and I scanned it thoroughly and followed it religiously. Highly recommended with a proven technique to help you gain a good mark!" ("Amazon reviewer"). "This book is, well...excellent! Simply and succinctly it takes you through each stage of planning a dissertation." ("The Psychologist").
A dissertation is likely to be the largest single piece of work you will be asked to produce. This handy book guides you through the whole process: planning your dissertation project, managing it, and writing it up. It offers friendly and practical advice and addresses all the questions students ask, including: How do I choose a topic? How should I manage my time? How can I make best use of my supervisor? How many chapters should my dissertation have? And which is the best referencing system to use?(hide)
A fantastic, well written book, which is well presented and full of useful references." Ruth Lambert, Registered Paramedic "This enjoyable book is written in a language and a format which is easy to read and follow. The bitesized chapters feature a comprehensive reference list, enabling further research, and "stop and think" examples which encourage you to consider your own knowledge and experiences whilst reflecting on how theory fits with practice. The additional sections on Vulnerable Adults and End of Life Care are also invaluable. (hide)
This second edition: provides practical guidance and tools for planning, delivering and evaluating health promotion gives greater emphasis to upstream health promotion interventions, including Healthy Public Policy and health advocacy includes activities to help you make applications to your own study or practice of health promotion Health Promotion Practice, 2nd Edition is an ideal resource for students of public health and health policy, public health practitioners and policy makers. Understanding Public Health is an innovative series published by Open University Press in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where it is used as a key learning resource for postgraduate programmes. It provides self-directed learning covering the major issues in public health affecting low, middle and high income countries. (hide)
Long regarded as the PhD 'bible', this edition is brought right up-to-date for today's student, retaining the straightforward and practical approach that has made it indispensable for students and supervisors across all academic disciplines. (hide)
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