Workplace Learning In Health And Social Care: A Student'S Guide

A Student's Guide
Author: Jackson, Carolyn,Thurgate, Claire
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335237509
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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This is a practical resource for anyone undertaking work based learning in health and social care. It introduces and explores the practicalities of learning and work, and is designed to help you make the most of your work based learning experience. The book includes insights from other work based learners, case studies and tips for practice. There are chapters on reflective practice, personal development and how to document your learning - making this the essential practical guide for work based learners.

Your Foundation in Health & Social Care


Author: Graham Brotherton,Steven Parker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446291189
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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Your Foundation in Health & Social Care provides readers with all the knowledge and skills necessary for effective learning at Foundation level, both in study and the workplace. It explores all the key areas of the Foundation Degree, including: - critical analysis and practice - communication - work placement skills - psychology Each chapter features case studies to translate theory into real-life practice, activities to challenge readers, and further reading so that students can develop their understanding. This is an essential companion for those studying foundation degrees across health and social care, and also valuable reading for students at higher education level.

Surviving Your Placement In Health And Social Care: A Student Handbook

A Student Handbook
Author: Healey, Joan,Spencer, Margaret
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335222595
Category: Medical
Page: 165
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?This book provides a comprehensive account of the issues concerning students' placements. It is well structured and represents great value.? .Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP) .."This attractive workbook provides a wealth of tools and ?top tips? for students of health and social care struggling to survive the demands of 21st century practice placements. The authors artfully distil their knowledge, experience and expertise in placement learning in order to accompany the student on their journey from novice to qualified professional." .Stephanie Hobson, Head of Practice Education, Oxford Brookes University .."I found the text to be set at a good level for new students of nursing, allied health and social care especially for the early placements in their programme of study. In an easy and engaging style the book offer a range of useful tools to helps students make the most and get the best from their placement experiences. I would be happy to recommend this to students on a range of courses." .George Bell, Northumbria University, UK ....As students in health and social care professions, you will spend up to half of your time out on placement. This accessible and practical book is designed to help you make the most of this invaluable learning experience and is suitable for use in all areas of practice, whether you are training to be a nurse, midwife, occupational therapist, social worker or physiotherapist. ..In student friendly language it covers all the main areas of placement learning, including: .. Developing a learning contract . Reflective practice . Using supervision. Managing time . Evidence-based practice. Capturing your learning in a personal and professional portfolio. Failing placements ..This book of highly practical chapters provides reflection exercises, questions, tests, ideas and tools to use on your placement, case studies to read and practical tips throughout to help you achieve your best on placement, in whatever area of practice you are in. ..Surviving Your Placement in Health and Social Care is key reading for all health and social care students, including nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and radiographers amongst other..

Being an E-learner in Health and Social Care

A Student's Guide
Author: Julie Santy,Liz Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134144598
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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E-learning is a new, exciting and increasingly popular way of learning for health and social care professionals, both in the pre- and post-qualification stages. However, many people are apprehensive about what it involves and whether they will be able to study effectively in this way. This book is designed to help students and their tutors to become acquainted with the issues and methods around being an online learner in health and social care. It gives practical advice and provides guidance on developing skills and attitudes for successful online learning within health and social care. Based on the authors’ experience of teaching online, the book includes numerous tips and case studies. Topics discussed include: skills and responsibilities for successful online learning the virtual learning environment and using online resources clinical, professional and communication skills online assessment and evaluation. Being an E-learner in Health and Social Care is essential reading for all students undertaking online courses or continuing professional development in nursing, public health, social work, social care and health psychology.

Enabling Learning in Nursing and Midwifery Practice

A Guide for Mentors
Author: Sue West,Tim Clark,Melanie Jasper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470697911
Category: Medical
Page: 268
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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 mentorsseeks 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 mentorsaddresses 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 mentorsis 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

Extraordinary Learning in the Workplace


Author: Janet P. Hafler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400702714
Category: Education
Page: 212
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The contributing authors of this multidisciplinary text agree that workplace learning truly is extraordinary when it is marked by structural congruence and a positive synergy among the intended and formal preparation of professionals, that tacit learning occurs within the hidden curriculum, and that the subsequent demands, both formal and tacit, are embedded in subsequent workplace settings. Thus, for this text, these authors explore research and practice literature related to curriculum, instruction and assessment of professionals’ learning in the workplace and the implications for best practices. But what makes this book truly unique is that the authors examine that literature in the context of four professions—education, nursing, medicine and clergy—at the point of those professions wherein students are learning during the degree program stages of their education. Extraordinary Learning in the Workplace is broken into four main sections. Part I explores curriculum, both formal and hidden. Part II focuses on conceptions and theories of learning and instruction and is intended to inform the work of educators with regard to components of professional education that occur in the practice settings of the workplace. Part III covers assessment, using medicine as its example to argue that assessment has remained largely unchanged for years, thus making the multiple choice questions tests introduced in the 1950s the de facto gold standard for “quality” assessment. And Part IV focuses on the training of the instructors, visiting the three key themes of relationships, activities or tasks, and work practices.

Best Practice in Professional Supervision

A Guide for the Helping Professions
Author: Allyson Davys,Liz Beddoe
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109956
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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This is an accessible guide to being an excellent supervisor. It includes practical examples and offers a model of supervision which has been tried and tested in the field.

Placement Learning in Community Nursing - E-book

A guide for students in practice
Author: Jane Harris,Sheila Nimmo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070205173X
Category: Medical
Page: 320
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Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a placement in the community to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise on a community placement Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you ‘fit in’? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Titles in this series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing Each book also covers: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes

Work Integrated Learning

A Guide to Effective Practice
Author: Lesley Cooper,Janice Orrell,Margaret Bowden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136991026
Category: Education
Page: 240
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The demand for work-ready graduates, who are familiar with organizational practices in the workplace is increasing, and so the need for greater work integrated learning (WIL) is a growing concern for the education sector. With the globalization of higher education and the cultural and linguistic challenges this brings, WIL has become a core strategic issue for many organizations. Examining WIL as a process of integration between workplaces, higher education institutions, government, business and industry, this book includes: Strategies for managing work integrated learning experiences The what, when, where, why and who of WIL across professions Advice on building relationships between higher education and the workplace Guidance on preparing learners effectively for work Practical case studies from firsthand experience Direct information and instruction on the use of WIL Work Integrated Learning is a practical guide that can be used by the education sector and employers alike. An integrated resource, applicable to all involved in work integrated learning, it will also appeal to pro-Vice Chancellors of teaching and learning, WIL coordinators, careers services, and all those involved with standards and competency.

Working in Multi-professional Contexts

A Practical Guide for Professionals in Children's Services
Author: John M Davis,Mary Smith
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446290506
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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Making links between different professional roles, policies and practices, this book equips readers swith the skills, knowledge and understanding that managers, practitioners and students require to work in integrated multiprofessional settings. It draws on case studies to consider the dilemmas, challenges and complexities common within workplaces. Chapters cover: - roles, policies and practices in integrated services - quality assessment in a multiprofessional context - evaluating and developing children and family services - participation and engagement in integrated family centres - contemporary leadership and management in multiprofessional teams - innovative multiprofessional learning - creative multiprofessional environments. Each chapter incorporates activities to support professional development. Six chapters analyse: multi-professional case studies on inclusive education; joint assessment and family support; leadership in integrated children's services (education, health and social services); participatory one-stop family centre design; and mentoring in the childcare/early years sector.

Service Learning for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

A Step-by-step Guide
Author: Cheryl Stevens
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736060226
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 99
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Service Learning for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation is a unique workbook for planning, implementing and evaluating service-learning projects. It includes an easy-to-follow process for planning and completing projects and a range of tools and activities to help students maintain progress and navigate the complexities of their projects.

Using Evidence to Guide Nursing Practice


Author: Mary Courtney,Helen McCutcheon
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579506
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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Using Evidence to Guide Nursing Practice 2e is an invaluable ‘how-to’ guide for students and experienced nurses alike. Emphasis is placed on how to develop an evidence-based culture in the workplace, support clinicians to make decisions using the best available evidence and translating this evidence into practice. This new edition is divided into five concise sections which guide readers from an examination of evidence, to developing a workplace culture that supports Evidence-Based Practice. It demonstrates how to locate and appraise evidence, how to evaluate practice and finally how to translate evidence into practice with a new applied case study included. includes two new chapters; ‘Locating and appraising the evidence’ and ‘ Evidence to inform nursing practice: An applied approach’ highlights Evidence-based Practice (EBP) initiatives and demonstrates how to develop an evidence-based culture in the workplace includes Step-by-step guides to undertaking a systematic review, a clinical audit and a program evaluation each chapter will have contributions from experienced academics and clinicians across Australia so as to ensure health industry relevance and academic rigour are addressed

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.

Clinical Education in the Health Professions

An Educator's Guide
Author: Clare Delany,Elizabeth Molloy
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 072957900X
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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Clinical settings are dynamic educational spaces that present both opportunities and barriers to learning and teaching. Designed to inform, challenge and educate health professionals about the evidence underpinning clinical education practices and outcomes, this multi-disciplinary book brings together important concepts in healthcare education and addresses context and processes of learning, professional identity and socialisation, feedback and assessment, ethics, and inter-professional education. The authors encourage teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation, and the development of individual teaching methods and styles from a theoretical base that provides relevant principles, direction and support. With clear links between theory, research and practice, collaboration from a broad range of clinical disciplines, and models for learning and teaching grounded in empirical research, Clinical Education in the Health Professions will become a standard reference for all health professionals and educators. examines patterns of practice in clinical education in the health professions, using a qualitative research focus identifies the roles of university and clinical educators, students, peers and patients in clinical education highlights implicit tensions in clinical education practice and presents strategies to identify and address such tensions challenges the reader to consider new approaches to clinical education that may optimise students’ learning and enculturation into the health professions Despite claims that clinical education lies at the heart of health care education, little empirical research has explored what constitutes effectiveness in clinical teaching and learning. This book draws on the research, ideas and expertise of researchers who have observed and researched different aspects of clinical education. Their research has spanned clinical education topics including professional identity and socialisation, assessment and feedback, pedagogical methods, clinical reasoning, dealing with ambiguity, dealing with diversity and interprofessional education. This book has been designed to synthesise empirical clinical education research and ideas about the context, value, processes and outcomes of clinical education. Each chapter presents a research based facet of clinical education as a platform from which knowledge and future research in clinical education can occur. The authors entice the reader to reconceptualise facets of their own teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation.

A Handbook for Action Research in Health and Social Care


Author: Carol Munn-Giddings,Richard Winter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134590695
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
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Action research is a form of research closely linked to practice which can readily be undertaken by practitioners and service users. This handbook offers a comprehensive guide to action research as a strategy for inquiry and development in health and social care. It can be used by individuals or groups working independently on their own projects or as a basis for a tutor-led course. It features * an introduction to the theories behind action research and other forms of research related to it *lively case studies from social work, nursing, mental health care and community work * a step-by-step study guide. The theoretical section of the book provides a general definition of action research, compares action research with other forms of social research, outlines the nature of a 'culture of inquiry' in the workplace, and describes the links between action research and service-user research, management,community development, evaluation, reflective practice, feminist research and anti-racist research. This practical study guide covers issues such as preparing a proposal, ethics and principles of procedure, gathering and analysing data, writing a report, the links between action research and critical reflection. It will be particularly useful for groups wishing to undertake action research on an independent basis

Business Roundtable Participation Guide

Primer For Business On Education
Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788100673
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 117
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Designed to acquaint CEOs and their senior corporate staffs with the challenges in education, and the kinds of actions they need to take in cooperation with education, political, and community leaders. Extensive list of resources. Graphs.

A Guide to Assessing Needs

Essential Tools for Collecting Information, Making Decisions, and Achieving Development Results
Author: Ryan Watkins,Maurya West Meiers,Yusra Visser
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821389017
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 316
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Making informed decisions is the essential beginning to any successful development project. Before the project even begins, you can use needs assessment approaches to guide your decisions. This book is filled with practical strategies that can help you define the desired results and select the most appropriate activities for achieving them.

Placement Learning in Cancer & Palliative Care Nursing - E-Book

A guide for students in practice
Author: Penny Howard,Becky Whittaker (nee Chady)
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702051748
Category: Medical
Page: 264
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Are you unsure about your cancer and palliative care placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for people with cancer? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies. Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a cancer and palliative care placement Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of someone with a cancer diagnosis, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual with cancer Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a cancer and palliative care placement Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse Adopts a case-study approach to consolidating learning and to explore the patient pathway from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to living beyond cancer or end-of-life care. Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.