Hugh Mckenna

  • The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research is a practical guide to using the Delphi methodology for students and researchers in nursing and health. It adopts a logical step-by-step approach, introducing the researcher to the Delphi, outlining its development, analysing key characteristics and parameters for its successful use and exploring its applications in nursing and health. The book addresses issues of methodology, design, framing the research question, sampling, instrumentation, methodological rigour, reliability and validity, and methods of data analysis.
    The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research enables the reader to be aware of the limitations of the technique and possible solutions, to design a Delphi questionnaire for each of the different rounds of a study, to consider different approaches to the technique in relation to a study, to analyse the data from each round of a Delphi study, and to understand the importance of feedback between rounds. Key Features A practical guide to facilitate use of the Delphi technique Provides the reader with the necessary information to participate in and conduct Delphi studies Examines different types of Delphi, including the e-Delphi, and modifications made to the technique Includes examples of real empirical investigations, brief case scenarios and key learning points for each chapter Explores the role of the Delphi researcher Explores ethical issues and issues of anonymity, use of experts and controlled feedback

  • A concise, accessible introduction to the development, application and evaluation of nursing theories, this new edition of Fundamentals of Nursing Models, Theories Practice provides a thorough overview of the body of knowledge on the topic, and a clear outline of their relevance to everyday nursing practice. Linking the development of theory to practice, this full-updated text features learning outcomes, key concept summaries and reflective exercises to aid the study of this key element of all modern nursing courses.Special FeaturesClearly examines the relationship between nursing theory, clinical practice and nursing rolesAccessible and user-friendly with a range of features to help study, including key concepts, learning objectives and reflective exercisesUseful for all pre-registration nursing students, as well as newly qualified nursesAccompanied by an online resource centre featuring case studies, multiple choice questions, exercises and activities

  • Almost everyone, at one time or another, is affected by a broken heart. But how can we cope with this most personal of traumas? This book shows how to cope with the grief which can accompany the break-up of a relationship. It offers practical techniques which aim to make you feel better fast, and bring about lasting change.

  • Vital Notes for Nurses: Nursing Models, Theories and Practice provides a concise, accessible introduction to the development, application and evaluation of nursing theories and clearly outlines their relevance to everyday nursing practice. It encourages the reader to view theories from a broader conceptual base, enabling them to be more objective when it comes to clinical practice.
    Suitable for nursing students and newly qualified nurses, the authors explore the relationship between nursing theories and practice, specifically analysing their origins, development, selection and use. It discusses how nursing theories evolve, how they relate to nursing roles, how to select a nursing theory relevant to your practice, and how to evaluate theories critically.
    Key Features:
    o Clearly examines the relationship between nursing theory, clinical practice and nursing roles
    o Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no prior knowledge
    o Useful to all nursing students on the common foundation programme as well as newly qualified nurses.
    o Each chapter includes features such as activities, case studies and learning objectives
    o In the Vital Notes for Nurses series

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