Illustrated throughout with practical tools and exercises, this guide shows how to create a positive learning culture within healthcare organizations. It demonstrates the importance of linking investments in individuals' learning to a learning strategy for the whole organisation.
This ground-breaking and highly regarded book explores the central ethical issues arising from the day-to-day care of older patients. This Third Edition incorporates key recent developments including guidance from the General Medical Council and the National Council for Palliative Care on consent and refusal of treatment, The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the NHS Code of Practice on Confidentiality. The key aim of the book remains to provide a practical guide for health professionals who are involved with doctors in making difficult decisions. Medical students who now study medical ethics and their application in the day-to-day management of patients as part of the undergraduate curriculum will also benefit.
Considers the adult learning process and recognises different individuals' learning patterns, adapting current skills to address new issues; Practical, how-to-do-it approach; Based on real-life training experience of authors; Can be applied to a wide range of learning environments such as one on one, apprenticeships, mentoring, supervision, small group work and lecturing.
Many doctors do not receive training early in their careers on the broad range of non-clinical aspects of their work, and confront day-to-day issues for which initial medical education has failed to prepare them. Experienced doctors and consultants can also experience a similar lack of accessible reference material on these aspects of their role and for the non-clinical training of their juniors. This book and its companion volume The Doctor's Handbook Part 2: understanding the NHS, have been written to address these and other needs. Previously published as The Specialist Registrar and New Consultant Handbook, these completely revised and reconfigured volumes reflect the changing everyday wo...
Getting research published can be difficult and frustrating. Many authors experience long delays, high rejection rates and journal processes that can seem so opaque and arcane that even those who have successfully published are often unable to say what they did right. Understanding publication strategy can prevent or reduce many of these problems. This revised and updated edition of Liz Wager's popular and highly regarded guide uncovers the ethics, conventions and often unwritten rules of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences. It gives clear advice on how to choose the right journal, how to avoid delays, authorship disputes and many other problems associated with being published. The A-Z format makes this a clear, accessible resource relevant to readers with different levels of experience and different backgrounds, including students and healthcare professionals, medical researchers, and people working in drug companies and communications agencies developing publication strategies.
Getting published is crucial for success in biomedicine. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer, you will find this book has fresh, practical tips on everyday issues. Based on the author's renowned courses at the University of Oxford, this book answers the questions writers actually ask, in a clear, concise and easy-to-read style. It comprehensively covers: what to write; how biomedical publishing works; how to write scientific papers, abstracts, review articles and book chapters; how to write clearly, concisely and correctly; how to write efficiently and more effectively; and Internet resources.This bestselling guide is highly recommended for all professionals and students in biomedical disciplines, including doctors, PhD and post-doctorate students, lecturers and researchers in medicine, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and pharmacology. It is also offers vital guidance for researchers in pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies, including veterinary, agricultural and medical sectors. Professional writers and editors will also find it enlightening.
This highly practical text is full of interesting tips and words of advice covering all stages in publishing including proposals, selection of authors, writing, editing, finding the right publisher, managing other authors, self discipline, marketing, and finance. "This is a 'how to do it' book for anyone considering writing a book. It helps inexperienced or frustrated authors realise where they may be going wrong. Learn how to write to be understood. Pick up tips from the authors of this book- who have all been in the writing and publishing business for a long time. Although, the book focuses on writing for health and social care, most of the information and guidance about getting published can be transferred to any kind of book or publication." - From the Preface.
Assessment is a key method of improving standards as well as establishing competency. However, despite major developments in the assessment of clinical competence in the last two decades, there is still more bad practice and ignorance of significant issues in this area than any other aspect of medical higher education. This book comprehensively covers all aspects of assessment. It considers current and future policy and practice, including the Modernising Medical Careers training programme; it promotes a system incorporating more meaningful assessments, rather than just >tests' of knowledge and skill. Assessment in Medical Education and Training will be useful to everyone involved in healthcare education, including tutors, trainers, clinical supervisors and assessors in both primary and secondary care. It will also be important reading for consultants and general practitioners with responsibility for registrars, and healthcare education policy makers and shapers.
This book equips trainees with the skills needed to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues and the community, employing a 'learning by doing' approach for effective and engaging learning. It is designed for practice leaders, hospital leaders and public health professionals helping health care professionals upgrade their skills, and especially for faculty members who teach students and residents. Featuring more than 100 exercises ideal for use in a variety of training situations, this book takes into consideration the often limited training time available for non-clinical topics. Exercises range in length from minutes to over an hour, whilst a selection grid allows trainers and educators to select the right exercises to cover topics in the available time.