A Beginner s Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing in Health and Social Care

This is a beginner's guide to the skills of critical thinking, critical writing and critical appraisal in health and social care, and talks you through every stage of becoming a critical thinker.

Author: Helen Aveyard

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 0335264344

Category: Medical

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Ever struggled to write a critical essay? Ever wondered what critical thinking actually is and how you can apply it in your academic work and practice? This bestselling guide takes you through every stage of becoming a critical thinker, from approaching your subject to writing your essays or dissertation in health and social care. Each chapter tackles a different aspect of critical thinking and shows you how it's done using examples and simple language. Beginning with an overview of the importance of critical thinking, the book goes on to cover: How to think critically about different types of information as potential evidence, including books, journals, articles, websites, and, new to this edition, social media How to demonstrate critical thinking in written work and presentations How to adopt critical thinking in practice Updated with more references to online resources and critical appraisal tools, this fully revised second edition includes: The key tool 'Six questions for critical thinking' which will assist you in developing your skills for academic work and practice - updated for this edition in response to student evaluation An expanded worked example of critical analysis New exploration of the connection between theory and practice This book is an essential purchase for students and qualified healthcare staff alike and was highly commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012. "This is an amazing book that I recommend to all levels of students as there is something in it for all. It is written in an easy to understand and friendly style that is accessible to anyone has an interest in critical thinking whether they are studying or not. It puts a different perspective on one's thinking and has even turned it on its head for some students. I love this book and the sound of the penny dropping for my learners!" Liz Rockingham, Adult Field Lead / Teaching Fellow, University of Surrey, UK "In my estimation this is the definitive beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care. After reading this book any student should understand why and how critical thinking underpins professional practice and the highest endeavours in academic work and research. Within the book are three invaluable checklists: 1) 'Six questions for critical thinking',2) 'Critical thinking skills in your written work' and 3) 'Critical thinking, or relying on routine'. A wonderful book for both Undergraduate and Masters' students and a must for hard-pressed academics who wish to encourage and endorse the need for critical thinking at all levels in all of their students". Dr Ruth Davies, Associate Professor Child and Family Health, Swansea University, UK "I did not intend to read this book cover to cover but it was such a pleasure I did. The book by Aveyard, Sharp and Woolliams achieves exactly what it sets out to do and is a comprehensive and highly readable guide. In this little gem the mysteries of critical thinking and writing are unpacked. Useful tools, resources, activities and worked examples are included and the reader is guided to develop their own skills. From the initial challenge to explore their personal values, beliefs and assumptions, through to how to adopt critical thinking in practice, the reader is left in no doubt as to the valuable contribution this book will make to developing their skills of critical thinking and writing for professional practice." Ailsa Espie, Senior Lecturer, Division of Nursing, Queen Margaret University, UK "Health and social care professionals navigate through extensive quantities of information in the course of their work. The ability to think clearly and critically is fundamental for appraising and implementing evidence and knowledge in practice. This book is an excellent place to start learning these vital skills and I recommend it to my students and to you." Dr Martin Webber, Anniversary Reader in Social Work, University of York, UK

A Beginner S Guide To Critical Thinking And Writing In Health And Social Care

There are a variety of resources and web links. www.criticalthinking.org/index.cfm Department of Health. Access to national guidance, benchmarking standards and policy relating to health and social care. www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm ...

Author: Aveyard, Helen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335243662

Category: Medical

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A realistic and practical introduction to all the skills of critical appraisal and writing designed to meet the needs of the health and social care student.

How To Write Well A Guide For Health And Social Care Students

A Guide for Health and Social Care Students Keeling, June, Chapman, Hazel M, Williams, Julie. A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CRITICAL THINKING Be inner's Guide A 9 AND WRITING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CAFIE to Critical Thinking and Writing ...

Author: Keeling, June

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335244935

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Good writing skills are essential for all students, but many students struggle to master good writing skills until later in their course. This book will help students doing health and social care subjects to better understand what good writing looks like, and how to do it themselves. The book shows students how to: *Plan pieces of writing *Execute good writing basics *Edit and refine their work *Write to a brief This essential guide includes multiple examples of good and bad writing to help students unpick the nuts and bolts of writing and writing skills. Taking an accessible approach, the authors include quotes and stories from real life students to help embolden students to tackle their writing fears - and become confident writers.

EBOOK A Beginner s Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing in Health and Social Care

Liz Rockingham , Adult Field Lead / Teaching Fellow , University of Surrey , UK " In my estimation this is the definitive beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care . After reading this book any student ...

Author: Helen Aveyard

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335264353

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Ever struggled to write a critical essay? Ever wondered what critical thinking actually is and how you can apply it in your academic work and practice? This bestselling guide takes you through every stage of becoming a critical thinker, from approaching your subject to writing your essays or dissertation in health and social care. Each chapter tackles a different aspect of critical thinking and shows you how it's done using examples and simple language. Beginning with an overview of the importance of critical thinking, the book goes on to cover: How to think critically about different types of information as potential evidence, including books, journals, articles, websites, and, new to this edition, social media How to demonstrate critical thinking in written work and presentations How to adopt critical thinking in practice Updated with more references to online resources and critical appraisal tools, this fully revised second edition includes: The key tool 'Six questions for critical thinking' which will assist you in developing your skills for academic work and practice - updated for this edition in response to student evaluation An expanded worked example of critical analysis New exploration of the connection between theory and practice This book is an essential purchase for students and qualified healthcare staff alike and was highly commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012. "This is an amazing book that I recommend to all levels of students as there is something in it for all. It is written in an easy to understand and friendly style that is accessible to anyone has an interest in critical thinking whether they are studying or not. It puts a different perspective on one’s thinking and has even turned it on its head for some students. I love this book and the sound of the penny dropping for my learners!" Liz Rockingham, Adult Field Lead / Teaching Fellow, University of Surrey, UK "In my estimation this is the definitive beginner‘s guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care. After reading this book any student should understand why and how critical thinking underpins professional practice and the highest endeavours in academic work and research. Within the book are three invaluable checklists: 1) 'Six questions for critical thinking',2) 'Critical thinking skills in your written work' and 3) 'Critical thinking, or relying on routine'. A wonderful book for both Undergraduate and Masters’ students and a must for hard-pressed academics who wish to encourage and endorse the need for critical thinking at all levels in all of their students". Dr Ruth Davies, Associate Professor Child and Family Health, Swansea University, UK "I did not intend to read this book cover to cover but it was such a pleasure I did. The book by Aveyard, Sharp and Woolliams achieves exactly what it sets out to do and is a comprehensive and highly readable guide. In this little gem the mysteries of critical thinking and writing are unpacked. Useful tools, resources, activities and worked examples are included and the reader is guided to develop their own skills. From the initial challenge to explore their personal values, beliefs and assumptions, through to how to adopt critical thinking in practice, the reader is left in no doubt as to the valuable contribution this book will make to developing their skills of critical thinking and writing for professional practice." Ailsa Espie, Senior Lecturer, Division of Nursing, Queen Margaret University, UK "Health and social care professionals navigate through extensive quantities of information in the course of their work. The ability to think clearly and critically is fundamental for appraising and implementing evidence and knowledge in practice. This book is an excellent place to start learning these vital skills and I recommend it to my students and to you." Dr Martin Webber, Anniversary Reader in Social Work, University of York, UK "I would recommend this book to any health care student, not just nurses, that require help in starting out how to write critically in essays, presentations, literature reviews and dissertations." Jade Day, Student Nurse at Anglia Ruskin University, UK

A Beginner S Guide To Evidence Based Practice In Health And Social Care

A Beginner's Guide A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CRITICAL c . . 'y THINKING AND WRITING IN HEALTH AND F° F'F'C'“ : SOCIAL CARE Thinking and writing in HeaIth and sociaI Care Helen Aveyard, Pam Sharp and Mary Woolliams 9780335243662 (Paperback) ...

Author: Aveyard, Helen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335246724

Category: Medical

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Have you heard of 'evidence based practice' but don't know what it means? Are you having trouble relating evidence to your practice? This is the book for anyone who has ever wondered what evidence based practice is or how to relate it to practice. Fully updated in this brand new edition, this book is simple and easy to understand - and designed to help those new to the topic to apply the concept to their practice and learning with ease. The book provides a step by step guide to what we mean by evidence based practice and how to apply it. This new edition features: Additional material on literature reviews and searching for literature Even more examples for health and social care practice Extra material on qualitative research and evidence based practice Expanded section on hierarchies of evidence and how to use them A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice in Health and Social Care is key reading for everyone involved in looking at and applying evidence in healthcare.

Mastering Mentorship

Aveyard, H., Sharp, P. and Woolliams, M. (2011) A Beginners Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing in Health and Social Care. Maidenhead: Open University Press. Bahn, D. (2007) 'Reasons for post registration learning: impact of the ...

Author: Julie Bailey-McHale

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781446281604

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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This book is an essential guide to mentorship in health and social care. The chapters focus specifically on the eight Nursing and Midwifery Council domains for the preparation and training of mentors. A rich range of real-life case studies are included in every chapter, to demonstrate the challenges and dilemmas of mentoring in practice. The chapters cover a range of settings, including community nursing, school nursing, acute care, social work and biomedical science. Learning objectives, chapter summaries and reflective questions are also included to help readers reappraise what they have learned. Mastering Mentorship will be essential reading for both those preparing to become nurse mentors at post-registration level and those already qualified to mentor.

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

GlossaryCritical thinking: Adopting a questioning approach and thoughtful attitude to what you read, see or hear, ... Sharp P, and Woolliams M (2011) A Beginners Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing in Health and Social Care.

Author: Sam Willis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118486276

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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An essential text for the aspiring student paramedic, Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice makes paramedic science and pre-hospital care accessible, straightforward and exciting. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, presenting the must-have information that students need about both the theory and practice of what it means to be a paramedic. With extensive full-colour illustrations throughout, as well as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook will support paramedic students throughout their course.

Doing A Literature Review In Health And Social Care A Practical Guide

Aveyard H and Sharp P (2013) A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice (2nd edn.). Maidenhead: Open University Press. Aveyard H, Sharp P and Woolliams M (2011) A Beginner's Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing.

Author: Aveyard, Helen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335263073

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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This popular book demystifies literature reviewing and answers the questions students have about how to tackle the process.

Essentials of Mental Health Nursing

Aveyard, H., Sharp, P. & Woolliams, M. (2015) A beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care, 2nd edition. Milton Keynes: Open University Press. A useful text on understanding critical thinking and writing ...

Author: Karen Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526418203

Category: Medical

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This groundbreaking textbook provides Mental Health nursing students with the essential knowledge needed to deliver truly person-centred and compassionate care. It also adopts the latest approaches to mental health care by focusing on positive recovery and exploring both the bio-medical and psycho-social approaches.

Clinical Pocket Reference Fundamental Care

... DH (2010) Essence of Care: Benchmarks for the fundamental aspects of care, London: Department of Health; Aveyard H, Sharp P & Woolliams M (2015) A Beginner's Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing in Health and Social Care (2nd edn) ...

Author: Juliet Bostwick

Publisher: Clinical Pocket Reference

ISBN: 9781908725554

Category: Medical

Page: 90

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Effective nursing care requires knowledge, skills, and an understanding of the individual who is receiving care. Through the use of this new resource care providers will become better informed about the key elements of care and empowered to deliver that care effectively and with compassion. · Essential guide to the importance and provision of person-centred care · Covers a range of fundamental skills central to daily practice · Supports communication with the patient, promoting the physical and psychological wellbeing of the patient at all times · Enables rapid reference and reflective revision before and after shifts Contents 1: Introduction What is nursing care? - Person-centred care - Fundamentals of care - Person-centred evidence-based practice - The nursing process - Professional regulation - The 6Cs 2: Compassion 3: Care Emotional and psychological care - Caring for an older person - Caring for a person with mental health needs - Caring for a person with a learning disability 4: Communication Person-centred communication - Documentation - Consent and mental capacity - Confidentiality - Discharge planning - The Patient’s Voice - Public health and health promotion 5: Competence Hand hygiene - Comfort and hygiene - Nutrition and assisting with eating - Hydration and assisting with drinking - Assisting with elimination - Assisting with stoma care - Assisting with wound care 6: Courage Safeguarding - Raising concerns/whistleblowing 7: Commitment Reflection - Caring for ourselves

Critical Thinking for Nursing Health and Social Care

When you are preparing to write a reflection take note of the assessment instructions. Some critical reflection essays may expect you to use a formal style of writing. It may not be appropriate to use first person “I, me, my, mine”.

Author: Rena Frohman; Karen Lupton

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781352009804

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How to be a Great Nurse the Heart of Nursing

Guidance for mentors of nursing and midwifery students. ... How professionals think in action. USA: Basic Books. Spencer, S. (2009). ... A beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care. 2nd edn.

Author: Dr Julie Santy-Tomlinson

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 9781910451625

Category: Medical

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How to be a great nurse focuses on fundamental issues that are relevant to all nurses, across all countries, fields and areas of practice. It is essential reading for student nurses, qualified nurses, supervisors, assessors, managers and nurse academics, who all want the nursing profession to invest in the highest-quality care, firmly rooted in the real heart of nursing practice. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of great nursing, illustrated by case studies, self-assessment tools and exercises, and supported by suggestions for further reading and self-development. Chapter 1 explores the ‘head, heart and hands principles’ of nursing care. Chapter 2 focuses on the core values of nursing practice from a professional perspective, with an emphasis on personal integrity. Chapters 3 and 4 enable readers to reflect on the skills and emotional intelligence needed to be an effective nurse, highlighting the importance of communication and individual learning needs. Career progression, resilience and the support of other nurses are discussed in Chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 7 then draws many of these ideas together by looking at nursing practice from the perspective of those receiving care. This enables readers to deepen their learning and reflect on their own practice. The final chapter considers the future of nursing, and the new nursing roles that may be needed, to ensure that great nurses meet the varied demands of future practice scenarios. Contents include: • The meaning of great nursing • Core values for nursing • Learning to be a great nurse • Effective nursing • Making a successful career of nursing • Supporting and influencing others to be great nurses • Patient perceptions of great nursing care • Embracing the future of nursing

Nursing Research in Canada E Book

Methods, Critical Appraisal, and Utilization Mina Singh, Lorraine Thirsk, Sarah Stahlke, Ramesh Venkatesaperumal, Geri LoBiondo-Wood, ... A beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care (2nd ed.).

Author: Mina Singh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323778992

Category: Medical

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Learn how to better understand and apply research to your everyday practice with LoBiondo-Wood and Haber’s Nursing Research in Canada: Methods, Critical Appraisal, and Utilization, 5th Edition. Written by an all-star team of educators and research experts from Canada and the US, this thoroughly updated text is the perfect resource to help ground you in the processes behind nursing research and evidence-informed practice. This edition features new research examples that reflect the most current Canadian studies, fresh vignettes, easy-to-use navigation tools, enhanced readability, and well-balanced coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Balanced-but-distinct coverage of both the qualitative and quantitative approaches to nursing research acquaints you with the processes behind research and evidence-informed practice. Complete, high-quality research examples, including four new sample critiques, demonstrate how to apply the judgement and reasoning principles outlined in the text to published quantitative and qualitative research studies. Research Vignettes introduce you to real-world practitioners of nursing research and help bridge the gaps among clinical research, academia, and clinical practice. Vignettes cover timely topics facing Canadian nurses such as immunization, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), medical cannabis, public health, Indigenous health and nursing, and rural and remote nursing. Effective learning aids in every chapter include Key Terms, Learning Outcomes, Research Hints, Evidence-Informed Practice Tips, Appraising the Evidence, Critiquing Criteria, Critique of a Research Study, Critical Thinking Decision Paths, Critical Thinking Challenges, Critical Judgement Questions, and Key Points. NEW! Part 2: Indigenous Peoples: Research, Knowledges, and Ways of Knowing introduces you to the history and significance of colonization as it relates to how Indigenous peoples have been affected by, and are affecting, nursing and health research. NEW! Inclusion of Indigenous Research Methods and application to the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. NEW! All-new research examples and vignettes demonstrate the most current, high-quality published studies to exemplify the work of prominent nurse-researchers and to encourage the development of clinical reasoning and judgement. NEW! Critical judgement-focused practice questions in the printed text, accompanying study guide, and companion Evolve website promote critical thinking and prepare you for exam licensure. NEW! Glossary of key terms at the end of the book gives you quick access to all new key terms.

Safeguarding in Social Work Practice

Aveyard, H (2015) A Beginner's Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing in Health and Social Care, 2nd edn. Maidenhead: Open University Press. Baillot, H and Connelly, E (2018) Women Seeking Asylum: Safe from Violence in the UK?

Author: Charlotte Chisnell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781526470904

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Safeguarding is a serious and complex area of social work, and demonstrating an understanding of important theory, law, policy and skills for practice is essential and it is vital that this understanding extends across the lifespan. This book brings together common safeguarding themes and knowledge across social work with children, young people and adults to help do just that.

Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration Management and Policy

Aveyard, H., Sharp, P., and Woolliams, M. (2011) A beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care. London: Open University Press. Bazeley, P. and Jackson, K. (2013) Qualitative data analysis with NVivo, ...

Author: Eran Vigoda-Gadot

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789903485

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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This Handbook comprehensively explores research methods in public administration, management and policy. Exploring the richness of both traditional and contemporary methods and strategies for making progress in the field, it provides an advanced toolkit for understanding the science of public administration and management in the 21st century.

Nursing Research

Aveyard, H. (2014) Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care. Maidenhead: Open University Press. Aveyard, H., Sharp, P. and Woolliams, M (2015) A Beginner's Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing.

Author: Pam Moule

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473998469

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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This book answers all your students' questions on the nursing research process. Restructured to follow their progress from being a novice nurse researcher to an experienced one, it gives them the knowledge to understand evidence-based practice and critical appraisal and to succeed in their own projects. Key features of the book are: Updated practical coverage of key methods such as conducting a survey and a section on the Research Excellence Framework International research examples in action Reflective exercises A companion website including access to journal articles and flashcards. It is essential reading for nursing undergraduates, postgraduates and all new researchers.

The Critically Reflective Practitioner

Aveyard, H., Sharp, P. and Woolliams, B. (2015) A Beginner's Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing, 2nd edn. ... Hurley, J. and Linsley, P. (2011) Emotional Intelligence in Health and Social Care: A Guide ...

Author: Sue Thompson and Neil Thompson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781352002164

Category: Experiential learning

Page: 171

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Getting Critical

A beginner's guide to critical thinking in health and social care. ... critical thinking skills in your studies, with examples and activities: from exploring your approach, through reading, argument and in different writing tasks.

Author: Kate Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781137402523

Category: Critical thinking

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EBOOK A Postgraduate s Guide to Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care

A Post-graduate's Guide to Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care “Consistently“Consistentlyclear clearand ... oftoolsA Beginner's Beginner's More coverage Guide Guide to to Evidence Critical of how to Thinking Basedwrite ...

Author: Helen Aveyard

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335263691

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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This text is a comprehensive, highly readable guide to how to undertake a literature review in health and social care, tailored specifically for postgraduate study. Essential reading for all those undertaking any study at post-graduate level, the book provides clarity and a step by step approach to doing a literature review from start to finish which will enable you to: • Identify which type of review is appropriate for your study • Select the literature that you need to include in your review • Search for, appraise and analyse relevant literature • Write up your review Crucially the book explores the common features of a broad range of types of literature review, which serve different functions – including the literature review that is a pre-requisite prior to a larger empirical study, and the literature review that is a study in its own right. With real-life examples of written research and succinct summaries at the end of each chapter, A Post-Graduate’s Guide to Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care is the ideal text for students wanting to get the very most from their study. “Consistently clear and concise and using contemporary examples of research applied to the descriptions of methodology, this guide will be useful and accessible at whichever stage in your post-graduate project you come across it. For those people pondering the most suitable approach to literature reviewing to use, it provides answers to fundamental and technical questions. For those already immersed in their chosen approach, the style and layout will make it a refreshing resource. The breadth of content will demystify approaches that are unfamiliar but that are necessary to understand. A highly readable guide whatever your health or social care topic.” Clare Oakland, PhD Student, University College London, UK

Critical Thinking in Health and Social Care

Department of Health (DOH) (2002) Liberating the Talents: Helping Primary Care Trusts and Nurses to Deliver the NHS Plan. ... Department of Health and Social Security (1980) The Black Report on Inequalities in Health. London: HMSO.

Author: Stella Jones-Devitt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412920698

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Critical Thinking in Health & Social Care is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and tools they need to critically examine practice in their own workplace. The book presents a range of different approaches, each of which is explained and grounded in practice using case studies, problem-solving scenarios and workplace examples. The practical tools which form the core of the book are contextualised by an exploration of what constitutes knowledge and evidence and the types of assumptions which are commonly held and which have a bearing on practice.