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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

I will no longer be teaching the study skills unit in our programme so i will pass this book onto the new lecturer with a recommendation.

I will also recommend the text to some of my tutor group who struggle with writing skills.

Ms Alison Busby
Health , university of manchester
March 5, 2013

An excellent, easy to read resourse for students at any level.

Mrs Lyn Jones
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
December 9, 2012

This is an excellent resource for student nurses. It will particularly help all those students who do not have recent study skills and those who find academic writing very daunting. The examples that are given are relevant and helpful and the evidence base is well researched.
Every institutional library that delivers nurse training should have this book on their shelves.

Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Pro, Northumbria University
November 28, 2012

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