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Practice Teaching in Healthcare

Practice Teaching in Healthcare

March 2010 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Practice Teaching and Learning in Healthcare is an essential textbook for anyone studying for the practice teacher qualification. Encouraging a critical understanding of the knowledge and competence required to fulfill the practice teacher role, the book examines and evaluates the concepts, theories, and frameworks underpinning the necessary skillset.

Structured largely around the Nursing and Midwifery Council's standards for practice teachers, the book provides comprehensive coverage of the knowledge and skills required to supervise and assess the learning of qualified healthcare practitioners such as those on post-qualifying specialist or advanced practice programs, and therefore includes:

  • Managing inter-professional relationships
  • Specialist and advanced practice and knowledge
  • Assessment and accountability
  • Leadership in facilitation of learning and assessment of clinical skills
  • Clinical practice development and evidence-based practice, and
  • Issues and further developments in learning beyond registration.

With think points, illustrations and case studies, this is an ideal textbook for healthcare professionals who are students on practice teaching courses, and all facilitators of learning beyond registration.

The Scope of the Practice Teacher Role
Establishing and Managing Effective Working Relationships as a Practice Teacher
Facilitating the Learning of Specialist and Advanced Clinical Practice
The Practice Teacher, Evidence-Based Practice and Practice Development
Assessing Specialist and Advanced Practice Knowledge and Competence
The Practice Teacher's Accountability
Practice Teaching and Leadership
Issues and Further Developments in Facilitating the Acquisition of Specialist and Advanced Practice Skills

"This is an important and timely publication for practice teachers - there is a paucity of information to guide and inform these practitioners - Neil Gopee's book fills this gap, providing an excellent resource for those supporting students in practice." - Sian Maslin-Prothero, Professor of Nursing, University of Keele

Clear and easy to read book which would be ideal for student nurses on placement in GP practices, or wishing for a qualified nurse post in that environment.

Mr Alan Keyte
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of The West of England
May 23, 2017

Excellent well written text book. course no longer running

Mrs Liz Snapes
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
March 1, 2016

This is an ideal book for mentors that are new and experienced that are progressing towards the sign off mentor and Practice teacher. It provides a detailed account of the role of the practice teacher, making use of action points to enhance learning.

Mr Alan Keyte
Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of The West of England
February 1, 2016

An excellent book to support the course

Mrs Liz Snapes
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
June 16, 2015

This is a good, well thought out and structurally easy book for the students to use. I feel that this would supplement our mentorship course well. It is still under consideration with other individuals in the team.

Mr Martin Lewis
Nursing and midwifery, University of the West Of England
February 25, 2015

Helpful text for mentors in practice.

Mrs Claire Horsfield
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Surrey University
March 27, 2013

This book relates to the NMC standards for practic and offers an indepth account of the concepts, theories and frameworks for the necessary skills to teach in healthcare and is a vital read for nursing lecturers or mentors within the clinical enviroment. It is an easy read and follows a logicla format. very informative and researched.

Ms Carol-anne Westwell
Nursing & Midwifery, Bangor University
March 13, 2013

This is a comprehensive book exploring the concept of teaching in healthcare. Mentorship/teaching in healthcare is a significant role in practice and this book will enhance all practitioners in facilitating the learning of others. A quality text that should complement CPD for all involved in mentorship/coaching in practice.

Mrs Karen Mettam
School of Nursing, University of Nottingham
January 3, 2013

Was very specific to nursing education and wanted something to address the Allied Health Professions and teaching. Book has been mailed back to you. Thank you for letting us review it!

Ms Diana Werderman
Health Sciences, Trinity College of Nursing / Health Science
November 30, 2012

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