Writing Skills in Nursing and Healthcare
A Guide to Completing Successful Dissertations and Theses
- Dena Bain Taylor - University of Toronto, Canada
Developing persuasive, clear, authoritative writing for academic and professional work can be a real challenge for many. This book guides the reader through the writing process for a dissertation, thesis or essay. Practical strategies and tips for each stage of the process are offered throughout, from critical reading through to preparing the final piece of work for submission. The author pays particular attention to an understanding of the English language, and how it is be best used in academic work.
Key features of the book are:
- Real examples from postgraduate work which show the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
- Glossaries of terms
- Case studies of published research which demonstrate good practice in writing
- Checklists of tasks to complete whilst working on a writing project
It will be essential reading for all those writing dissertations, essays and theses at post-registration and postgraduate level in health and nursing.
'This is a practical and engaging guide to completing a dissertation or thesis. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience and expertise, the book contains a raft of insights, hints and tips. It will be of great value to all post-graduate students of nursing and midwifery.'
Writing is at the heart of academic life. Through this concise guide, Dena Bain Taylor has not only provided an invaluable resource for graduate students learning to master writing and critical thinking, she has provided excellent suggestions for navigating the realms of presenting and publishing.
The author draws on her own extensive experience and expertise to present the reader with practical strategies for each stage of the writing process from the initial critical reading through to submission of the final piece of work. The book has been written in a straightforward, user friendly style that takes the post graduate student through the process of writing each chapter of their dissertation/thesis through to some excellent suggestions for preparing for the viva. I would recommend this as essential reading for post graduate nursing and healthcare related students.
This book gives information on essentials things to do with regards to Nursing and Healthcare. It covers information on effective writing skills. Fantastic and helpful to read.
Excellent book to help students with dissertations and theses. Chapters are detailed and very informative.
This is an excellent book which succeeds in helping nursing students from diverse access routes to come to terms with the complex requirements of writing fro academic assignments.
The structure, layout and content of the book allow students to not only familiarise and experiment with different approaches, the book also serves to provide important skills which can be transferred into clinical practice.
The book is written in a simple language which even the students who are new in the field of research can easily understand . It is also relevant for the academics who wants to publish research.It also provide the basics for writing dissertation for Post graduate students using acceptable academic language.
It demonstrate easy steps which can guide students to logically present their research reports
This is a very clear book which you can dip in and out of which is exactly what you need when you can see problems with your writing but you are not sure what you need to do to improve it.
A really good resource to enable students to produce excellent academic writing.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Ch. 1: Introduction to the post-graduate student experience