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Writing Skills in Nursing and Healthcare

Writing Skills in Nursing and Healthcare
A Guide to Completing Successful Dissertations and Theses

September 2014 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

Introduction to the Graduate Student Experience
Developing the Supervisory Relationship and Opportunities for Funding
Critical Reading and Writing: Essential Strategies
The Thesis Proposal
Writing and Editing the Thesis
Writing the Introduction Chapter
Searching and Evaluating the Literature
Writing Up your Literature Review
Writing Up the Methods, Results, and Final Chapters
Disseminating your work: Presentations and Conferences
Disseminating Knowledge through Publication
Pulling into the Station: Final Tasks

This book clearly states what students need to know to write both academically and effectively. The book is very readable which is difficult given the topic that is addressed.

Mr Stuart Anthony Baker
Nursing and Midwifery Glyntaf, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
November 5, 2015

good reading to support all healthcare professionals

Mrs Lisa Lawton
Faculty of education, Heart of England NHS Trust
November 2, 2015

Useful book for students who are staring their academic journey

Miss Sue Lillyman
Institute of Health, Social Care and Psychology, Worcester University
October 29, 2015

Excellently structured to assist with any academic writing for nurses. Easy to follow and concise. An area that doesn't always come easily to nurses is laid out bare in this book and gives you the confidence to write.

Ms Deborah June Rowberry
College Of Human And Health Sciences, Swansea University
October 12, 2015

Easy to read and full of practical tips set out in a reader friendly way. Essential for all nurses studying at post graduate level

Mrs Susan Jean Holmes
Department of Work Based Learning, Canterbury Christ Church University
September 1, 2015

A useful book for anyone starting out on preparing for their dissertation. Even a chapter on the funding process.

Miss Martina Kirlew
Health and Social Care, University of Bolton
July 1, 2015

Writing a thesis is a daunting task for most students as the length is considerable longer that other assignments.
This text gives valuable advice to encourage writing in a clear and appropriate academic style

Mrs Sheila Reading
Faculty of Health Sciences, Southampton University
June 25, 2015

'This book was written for those wishing to survive the process of writing at thesis/dissertation level but can easily be applied to degree level work.I have found it an invaluable guide in my post registration studies with an easy to read,clear content and methodical approach to study.Chapters 10 and 11( on the topic of dissemination of work) can be used for teaching and presentation purposes.'

Mrs Lisa Jennison
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
September 15, 2015

Its a great aid to students to write a academic piece of work and to master the art of writing a dissertation. Its really practical and offers some great tips.

Mr Simon Hall
Mental Health Nursing, University of The West of England
September 3, 2015

A very good book

Mr Chris Wheable
School of Health, Wolverhampton University
May 1, 2015

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