The ability to reflect critically is a vital nursing skill. It will help your students to make better decisions, avoid errors, identify good and bad forms of practice and become better at learning from their experiences. The challenges they will face as a mental health nurse are complex so this book breaks things down to the foundations helping them to build critical thinking and reflection skills from the ground up.
· Covers the theory and principles behind critical thinking and reflection
· Explores the specific mental health context and unique challenges students are likely to face as a mental health nurse
· Applies critical thinking to practice but also to academic study, showing how to demonstrate these skills in assignments
About the Author
Dr Marc Roberts is a researcher, writer and lecturer with extensive and varied experience working in mental health practice and education. In addition to having clinical experience in mental health care he also has an academic background in philosophy. His research is therefore concerned with the way in which critical thinking, critical reflection and philosophy more generally can contribute to the theory and practice of contemporary mental health care.
Table of Contents
IntroductionCritical ThinkingCritical ReflectionDeveloping Critical Mental Health PracticeSelf and ValuesOthers and DifferenceInterventions and InvolvementAcademic StandardsCritical EvaluationCritical WritingGlossary