Uncovering the knowledge embedded in clinical nursing practice; the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition applied to nursing; an interpretive approach to identifying and describing clinical knowledge; the helping role; the teaching-coaching function; the diagnostic and monitoring function; effective management of rapidly changing situations; administering and monitoring; monitoring and ensuring the quality of health care practices; organizational and work-role competencies; implications for research and clinical practice; implications for career development; the quest for a new identity and new entitlement in nursing; excellence and power in clinical nursing practice.
This book examines medical professionalism, dissecting the concept into various components while providing both an evidence-based and personal approach. In recent years professionalism has come under intense scrutiny and stimulated wide-ranging and far-reaching debate. The big issues include teaching and learning professionalism, the assessment of professional behaviour at all levels of practice and the problem of what should happen when professionals are deemed to be acting 'unprofessionally'. Professionalism also encompasses self-care, lifelong learning, teamwork and interaction within a culturally diverse society. This book comprehensively examines all these aspects, to provide a thorough overview of this important and evolving field. It has significant implications for doctors' education and continuing professional development, and is vital reading for medical educators and everyone concerned with the future of the medical profession.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Purchased with Kelowna General Hospital Foundation funds
Written as a 'step-by-step' guide, this book answers all the common questions nurses have about writing their portfolio. Each chapter includes suggested activities and tasks that can be completed and put into a portfolio, so readers can create a portfolio as they go.