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Writing Skills for Nursing and Midwifery Students

Writing Skills for Nursing and Midwifery Students

December 2012 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Nursing and midwifery students are required to communicate in writing in a variety of forms, for a variety of potential audiences including their colleagues, allied health professionals, administrators and, most importantly, their patients and the public.

Dena Bain Taylor is an experienced teacher of writing and critical skills across the range of allied health professions, and understands the types of writing nursing and midwifery students do and the writing issues they face. Her accessible, straightforward book – tailored specifically to the content and conventions of nursing and midwifery curricula – teaches students to write persuasively and correctly, both to support them in their courses and to prepare them for their professional careers.

The book:

  • Offers practical strategies for using language to achieve clear, persuasive writing
  • Provides clear explanations of underlying principles
  • Contains samples of good and improvable writing, leading the student step-by-step through the whole writing process
  • Focuses on the genres and styles of writing that nursing and midwifery students are typically asked for

With regular summaries, learning aids, checklists and a glossary of key terms, nursing and midwifery students at all levels will find this book easy to follow and handy to refer to for help with the writing they need to do throughout their course.

Essential Management and Study Skills
Essential Management and Study Skills
Critical Reading and the Iterative Writing Process
Becoming a Better Writer
Critical Argument
How to Use and Acknowledge Sources
What Is a Literature Review?
How to Review the Literature
An Introduction to Professional Writing
Successful Presentations
Reflective Writing
How to Write Course Papers: Samples of Student Writing

This is a very comprehensive guide to support students academic writing skills. I have also recommended it to colleagues.

Mrs Izzy Bowles
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, University of Cumbria
October 15, 2013

Useful for first year degree midwifery students.
Helpful in planning essays and reports

Mrs Melanie Brooke-Read
Health & Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
October 9, 2013

Have recommended this book as supplementary reading for level 4 (first year ) midwifery students. Especially useful for those who are finding writing assignments and structuring assignments difficult

Julie Hadley
Nursing and Midwifery (Stafford), Staffordshire University
August 27, 2013

What a great book. Students will be using this text for the new term. They will find it extremely useful and accessible particularly those who have been out of education for a while

Ms Gerri Capper
Access to Higher Education, Warrington Collegiate Institute
July 24, 2013

A truly excellent book. Well structured and organised. Covers all elements of academic writing with good use of examples. A must for all nursing students.

Mr Chris Wheable
School of Health, Wolverhampton University
July 3, 2013

This is a good book for students to help them with their academic writing skills

Angela Poat
Sch of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
June 26, 2013

Nice to have to show students that help is out there for students starting to write academically.

Mr David Foreman
Faculty of Education, Health, Sciences, Derby University
May 31, 2013

I think many of my students will find this book helpful for their academic writing. Incorporating some of the very useful building blocks for structuring writing, to some of the basics (but which cause problems for lots of students), such as when to use capital letters. It also contains some useful information about communicating online - again useful for my learners who use email and discussion forums extensively throughout their course.

Mrs Perdi Welsh
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS), Royal Veterinary College
April 23, 2013

This book has already been loaned to numerous students since i received it, (it is hardly on my desk actually)! They find it easy to read, clear and informative. A number of them have said they will purchase it. I can't give specific feedback as i haven't really had the opportunity to read it, one of my first year students has it at the moment!

Mrs Jackie Robertson
School of Health, Community and Education Studies, Northumbria University
April 22, 2013

A nice, user friendly textbook written in an 'approachable' style students may find welcoming.

Mrs Trudi Neenan
Dept of Health Sciences, York University
March 6, 2013