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  • This book is designed to support trainee doctors during the Foundation Stage of postgraduate training, including preparation and application for Specialty Training posts, and covers the generic (non-clinical) aspects of postgraduate education, training and professional development. It shows trainees how the 'generic skills' fit into professional practice and development and how the knowledge base provided by the book underpins professional practice.

    The book will assist the development of the knowledge, skills and competences required for good medical practice and uses case studies, activities and policy examples to illustrate key learning points.

  • Government drivers promote integrated health and social care services for children and adults yet the field is immensely complex, with the involvement of multiple agencies, professionals and other stakeholders. This book will help students and new practitioners make sense of this rapidly changing scene. It provides an overview and introduction to core leadership and management principles, the key management structures and organisations that comprise integrated services. It also considers some of the differences and dilemmas arising from the range of professions and organisations involved in delivering integrated services.

  • The concept of global health has moved on from focusing on the problems of the developing world to encompass health problems with global impact. Global health issues impact daily on local healthcare delivery and professional practice. This illuminating guide for healthcare students and practitioners introduces the major themes, challenges and debates relevant to global health that will equip the reader with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in this multi-faceted area of practice.
    Key features

    Puts global health in context considering key issues including health inequalities, human health and the global environment and climate change.
    Ideal reading for international electives, voluntary work, and further qualifications in global health.
    Contains insights from leading experts in the field.
    Relevant to those working in a culturally diverse context whether domestic or international.

  • Healthcare Simulation at a Glance presents an accessible overview of everything you need to know about simulation in clinical practice and healthcare education. From embedding simulation in programmes, to technical and non-technical features of simulation in a variety of contexts, to how simulation can be used in assessment and the provision of feedback to healthcare professionals, this practical guide is the perfect resource for developing the skills and knowledge required as both a student and an educator. Healthcare Simulation at a Glance: Introduces the concepts and theories underpinning simulation practice Provides an understanding of the key terms and processes involved Includes a range of examples and tips for easy application in practice Healthcare Simulation at a Glance is ideal for both those new to using simulation in education, as well as experienced academics.

  • Health Care Professionalism at a Glance offers accessible coverage of an increasingly important aspect of medical and health professional education. This concise text includes how to identify and develop professional behaviours, how they are assessed, and how to challenge unprofessional behaviours.
    Health Care Professionalism at a Glance:
    o Provides a user-friendly and thought provoking overview of health care professionalism
    o Introduces the main topics, key definitions and explores aspects relevant to learners and novice professionals
    o Considers fundamental features of professionalism that students are expected to acquire as well as how they are taught, learned and assessed
    o Includes summary boxes that highlight important points, reflection points, clinical cases and suggested further reading
    o Includes references relevant to different countries' accrediting bodies
    This important new book will assist students in understanding the nature of professionalism, its assessment, and the implications for professional practice.

  • This new addition to the popular Essentials series provides a broad, general introduction to the topic of simulation within clinical education. An ideal tool for both teaching and learning, Essential Simulation in Clinical Education provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the subject of simulation, whilst also offering strategies for successful use of simulators within general clinical education and demonstrating best practice throughout.This timely new title provides:
    The latest information on developments in the field, all supported by an evidence-base Content written by a global team of experts Discussion of policy and strategy initiatives to ground simulation within the healthcare context Practical examples of cases, including inter-professional learning.A superb companion for those involved in multi-disciplinary healthcare teaching, or interested in health care education practices, Essential Simulation in Clinical Education is the most comprehensive guide to the field currently available.

  • This important book offers an introduction to the theory and the varying types of assessment for health care professionals. The book includes information on such topics as Where have work based assessments come from?; Why do we have different parts to the same exam like MCQs and OSCEs?; How do colleges decide who has passed or not?; Why can people pick their own assessors for their MSF?; The role of formative assessment Portfolios and their value. The book avoids jargon, is clear and succinct, and gives the pros and cons of the different assessment processes.

  • Covering the core concepts, activities and approaches involved in medical education, Medical Education at a Glance provides a concise, accessible introduction to this rapidly expanding area of study and practice.  This brand new title from the best-selling at a Glance series covers the range of essential medical education topics which students, trainees, new lecturers and clinical teachers need to know.  Written by an experienced author team, Medical Education at a Glance is structured under the major themes of the discipline including teaching skills, learning theory,and assessment, making it an easy-to-digest guide to the practical skills and theory of medical education, teaching and learning.  Medical Education at a Glance: Presents core information in a highly visual way, with key concepts and terminology explained. Is a useful companion to the Association for the Study of Medical Education's (ASME) book Understanding Medical Education. Covers a wide range of topics and themes. Is a perfect guide for teaching and learning in both the classroom and clinical setting.

  • The ability to reflect on practice is a fundamental component of effective medical practice. In a sector increasingly focused on professionalism and patient-centred care, Developing Reflective Practice is a timely publication providing practical guidance on how to acquire the reflective skills necessary to become a successful clinician. This new title draws from a wide range of theoretical and practical multidisciplinary perspectives to assist students, practitioners and educators in embedding reflection in everyday activities. It also offers structures and ideas for more purposeful and meaningful formal reflections and professional development. Developing Reflective Practice: Focuses on the developing practitioner and their lifelong learning and the development of professional identity through reflection Provides practical how-to information for students, practitioners and educators, including realistic case examples and practice-based hints and tips Examines and explains the theoretical and conceptual approaches to reflective practice, including its models and frameworks.

  • The ABC of Clinical Leadership explores and develops the key principles of leadership and management.  It outlines the scope of clinical leadership, emphasising its importance in the clinical context, especially for improving patient care and health outcomes in rapidly changing health systems and organisations. Using short illustrative case studies, the book takes a systematic approach to leadership of clinical services, systems and organisations; working with others and developing individual leadership skills.  This second edition has been fully updated to reflect recent developments in the field, including current thinking in leadership theory, as well as a focus throughout on workforce development and working in multidisciplinary healthcare teams.  International examples are used to reflect global practice and two new chapters on leading projects and followership have been added. Combining theory and practical clinical examples, and written by clinical educators with a wealth of experience of leadership in the clinical and educational environment, the ABC of Clinical Leadership is an ideal resource for all healthcare professionals, both during training and for continuing professional development.

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