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Critical Thinking for Nursing, Health and Social Care

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Red Globe Press

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Macmillan Study Skills

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This practical book will equip students with the critical thinking, reading and writing skills required to succeed both on their course and in their professional placements. It takes readers through the core stages of...

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This practical book will equip students with the critical thinking, reading and writing skills required to succeed both on their course and in their professional placements. It takes readers through the core stages of working on an assignment, from finding and evaluating sources through to critically reading material and demonstrating critical analysis in their writing. With chapters featuring content-specific examples and engaging exercises, this book is an essential resource for undergraduate students of Nursing, Health, Social Care and related disciplines.

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Practice exercises which cater to students' specific needs

Relevant, content-specific examples

Practical guidance on developing a critical voice for a wide range of assignment tasks

Systematic approach in which topics are addressed in the order expected over the course of university study

Organised around four key aspects which are based upon researcher expertise

Introduction
1. What is critical thinking?
2. What is academic writing?
3. How do you get started on assessments? Using a 5-step process to begin thinking critically
4. How do you read with a critical eye?
5. How do you use evidence? Building a logical system to organise and critically analyse sources
6. How do you refer to the evidence effectively in your writing?
7. How do you put it all together? Building logical academic paragraphs that demonstrate a critical voice
8. How can you apply critical thinking to write reflections and develop life-long learning behaviours?
9. How can you demonstrate critical thinking and effective communication on placement?
10. Glossary
11. References
12. Index.
This highly practical book shows students how to read critically, apply theory to practice and improve the structure and flow of their writing. I recommend this book to nursing students. – Julie Jackson, University of Huddersfield, UK
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​Rena Frohman is a Language and Learning Educator at The University of Queensland, Australia.


Karen Lupton is a Language Educator and Learning Adviser at The University of Queensland, Australia.

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​Rena Frohman is a Language and Learning Educator at The University of Queensland, Australia.


Karen Lupton is a Language Educator and Learning Adviser at The University of Queensland, Australia.

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