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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Theresa A. Herb, MEd, BSN, RNC (Pennsylvania State University)
Description: This is an interesting book on teaching strategies to use when teaching nursing. It includes content on lecture, simulations, technology-assisted strategies, remote faculty, clinical teaching, homemade strategies, and descriptions of futuristic techniques.
Purpose: This purpose is to introduce those interested in teaching nursing to adult learning theory, citing 31 teaching strategies and emphasizing experiential learning and creativity.
Audience: This book is targeted generally for anyone who is interested in improving their teaching ability with nurses and patients.
Features: The book has interesting concise information in short chapters. Each chapter can be read or used as a reference separately from the total book. Many teaching strategies are addressed with specific examples and illustrations that aid the reader's understanding. There is an excellent section on clinical teaching with a specific chapter on mapping. References are current and content is updated from the previous edition.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource book on teaching strategies in nursing, regardless of the setting —academia, service, hospital, community, undergraduate, graduate, professional development or continuing education programs. Interesting case studies are presented throughout the book that are thought provoking even for the experienced teacher. It would also be a useful book for the novice and to those beginning their teaching career, in addition to those nurses responsible for teaching patients. This edition represents an improvement over the first edition published in 1989. Specifically, a section on clinical teaching, a revised CAI chapter, and more strategies for teaching have been added to the book.