Professional Learning In Nursing / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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The way nurses are taught is constantly evolving and changing.Workplace learning is seen as key to developing practitioners. Inthis book Jenny Spouse discusses how students learn in a range ofdifferent clinical settings and how best to facilitate thisprocess.
How do students learn to become nurses? What knowledge andunderstanding do they need to acquire? How do their preconceptions,beliefs about the learning process, and social needs affect theirdevelopment? What do they find helpful and unhelpful? What makesclinical settings good for learning? Is it helpful for students todocument their learning? What are the best ways for lecturer/practitioners to facilitate student learning and what other factorsinfluence their progress?
The book explores how professional development can be betterunderstood, following the progress of six nurse learners drawn fromdifferent parts of nursing and investigating both thosedifficulties faced by all students and those issues unique toparticular students. It places these narratives in the context ofnurse education today, exploring the implications of 'Fitness forpractice' and 'Making a difference', and looking at theimplications for the future development, organisation and fundingof nurse education.
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Table of Contents
1. Introducing Professional Learning in Nursing.
1.1Nurse education 1971-1989.
1.2 Reforming nurse education.
1.3Organisation of the book.
2. Researching Nurses' Professional Learning.
2.1 The context of the research.
2.2 The curriculum.
2.3 The research design.
2.4 The research participants.
2.5 Data collection.
2.6 Analysing the data.
Quality assurance activities.
3. Case Studies of Professional Development.
4. Being a Nurse.
4.1 Images of being a nurse.
4.2 Caring and Intimacy.
5. Feeling Like a Nurse.
5.1 The nature of socialisation.
5.4 Impression management.
5.6 Feeling and acting like a nurse.
6. Learning to be a Professional.
6.1 Learning to relate to patients and their careers.
6.2 Developing technical knowledge.
6.3 Learning to bundle nursing activities together.
6.4 Developing professional craft knowledge.
6.5 Learning to manage feelings and emotions.
6.6 Learning to cope with ethical dilemmas.
6.7 Developing the essence of nursing and therapeuticaction.
6.8 Developing interprofessional relationships.
6.9 Developing professional knowledge.
7. Supporting Professional Development.
7.1 breaking through.
7.3 Explaining good mentorship.
7.4 Learning by flying solo.
7.5 Learning through story-telling.
7.6 Learning through assessment of theory and practice.
7.7 Students' professional development.
8. Enhancing Nurses' Professional Learning.
8.1 Conceptualising nurse education.
8.2 Researching nurses' professional learning.
8.3 Curriculum issues.
8.4 Conceptualising mentorship in nurse education.
8.5 Research and the future professional development ofnurses.