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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book examines concepts of clinical teaching and provides a comprehensive framework for planning, guiding, and evaluating learning activities for undergraduate and graduate nursing students and healthcare providers in clinical settings.
Purpose: This thirteenth volume in the Springer series on the Teaching of Nursing focuses on clinical teaching.
Audience: The book is written for the teachers of future nurse educators, according to the authors.
Features: The 16 chapters cover such topics as the philosophy of clinical teaching, objectives of that teaching, preparing for clinical teaching, models to guide teaching, the teaching process, and ethical/legal issues. In addition, it covers the process of choosing clinical assignments, self-directed learning activities, case-based teaching approaches, clinical conferences, written assignments, the use of preceptors, clinical evaluation, and grading. A unique feature is the presentation of specially authored chapters covering quality clinical education for nursing students at a distance, clinical simulations, and clinical teaching in diverse settings.
Assessment: This high quality book addresses one of the most challenging aspects of teaching in a practice discipline. It makes a very important contribution to the literature on clinical teaching in nursing.