A Beginner'S Guide To Critical Thinking And Writing In Health And Social Care

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Aug 1, 2011 - Medical - 157 pages
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This book offers an alternative, realistic and practical approach to help those in health and social care critically appraise what they read and what they see in the workplace.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 What is critical thinking and why is it important?
5
2 How you can think more critically about information that is readily available
25
how you can find the best available evidence
37
4 How you can demonstrate your critical thinking skills in your written work and presentations
64
5 How you can adopt critical thinking in your professional practice
88
what is the role of critical thinking in the development of health and social care services?
118
useful websites
142
Glossary
145
References
148
Index
154
Adverts
158
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About the author (2011)

Helen Aveyard is Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, UK and author of the bestselling book Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care, 2nd edition and A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice, both published by the Open University Press.

Pam Sharp is Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She is co-author of A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice, published by the Open University Press.

Mary Woolliams qualified as a nurse and health visitor in 1990, then specialised in acute general medical nursing and the care of older people. In 2003 Mary joined the School of Health and Social Care at Oxford Brookes University, UK as a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing.

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