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  • Alan F. Chalmers

    Published by Brand: OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1982

    ISBN 10: 0335101070 ISBN 13: 9780335101078

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. What is This Thing Called Science? Chalmers, A.F.

  • Salmon, Gilly

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2008

    ISBN 10: 0335235344 ISBN 13: 9780335235346

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. "Few other technological developments have the same potential for transforming teaching and learning as podcasts This step by step guide can help the fledgling podcaster take the first few steps to using podcasts and can encourage those already dabbling to improve their practices by understanding underlying principles I can only urge you to give it a go."Dr Stephen Gomez, National Teaching Fellow and Principal Lecturer, University of the West of England, UK"With podcasting now really taking flight, this highly practical book is just what teaching practitioners need. It is refreshingly accessible in its use of language, making it suitable for those of us that don't know our vodcasting from our podcasting."Dr Gwen van der Velden, Director of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, University of Bath, UK"Podcasting is now at a tipping point and ready to provide universal 24/7 access to learning. This book provides the background and an invaluable "how to" guide It deserves to be in every library and faculty office."Dr Bill Ashraf, Director of Technology Enhanced Learning, University of Sussex, UK"Given the dominance of text-based formats, this timely book demonstrates that media-diversification is a MUST."Dr Thomas Hlsmann, Program Director of the Master of Distance Education (MDE), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany"'Podcasting made easy' - does that sound like a contradiction in terms? Well now you don't have to struggle with the technicalities because this book really does describe how easy it is to create and utilize podcasting in teaching I thoroughly recommend it"TingTing Zeng, Learning Technologist, Imperial College, UK"While the book is a mine of information, both pedagogical and practical, it is the hands-on aspect that captured my heart. Clearly written by experts, the process of creating podcasts is described in an easy-to-understand, practical way that is accessible to novice and experienced podcast author alike If you've been toying with the idea of podcasts, this is for you. If you've tried the basics and want to go the next step, this is for you. How to create Podcasts for Education will not merely be on your bookshelf; I predict that it will be well-thumbed!"Ruth Brown, Academic Developer, Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit, London South Bank University, UKFurther information on the theory and practice of podcasting can also be accessed on the dedicated website at www.podcastingforlearning.com.


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  • Clark, David

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 1993

    ISBN 10: 0335157645 ISBN 13: 9780335157648

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    Softcover. Condition: New. 1. Book by.

  • Levin, Peter

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2009

    ISBN 10: 0335237274 ISBN 13: 9780335237272

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    paperback. Condition: Good. 2. This book remains the book of choice for students with essays to writeHow to read selectively How to take notes effectively How to understand the academic speak in essay questions How to structure your work How to use and cite your sources accuratelyPeter Levin has comprehensively updated the book to incorporate student feedback and has included significantly more information on the kinds of material that are available online and on coping with the attentions of the plagiarism police The book clarifies all the key issues that students cite as blocks to the development of their writing skills and will help improve the grades of any student who takes the time to adopt the techniques offered No student with essays to write should be without a copy.

  • Gallagher, .

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2011

    ISBN 10: 0077129679 ISBN 13: 9780077129675

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. Focuses on comparative European politics. This title reflects key events and changes including the impact of the world financial and economic crisis; the EU's adoption of the Lisbon Treaty; and, the election of a centre-right governments in Germany and the UK.


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  • Wonderling, David

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2005

    ISBN 10: 0335218342 ISBN 13: 9780335218349

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. Resources are inevitably scarce and hard choices have to be made. Health economics, as you will see in this book, is about helping to make those choices in a way that improves people's health and the way services are delivered. The book provides insight into the economic methods that are used to promote public health policies, analyse health care delivery and shape health sector reforms.Unlike other books in this area, Introduction to Health Economics takes an international perspective, considering public and private health systems across countries with different income levels.The book examines:Supply and demand Markets Health system financing Economic evaluation.

  • Bernard Crick

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 1987

    ISBN 10: 0335153879 ISBN 13: 9780335153879

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. book.

  • Phyllis Creme

    Published by Brand: Open Univ Pr, 1997

    ISBN 10: 033519642X ISBN 13: 9780335196425

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    paperback. Condition: Good. This practical guide aims to help students to tackle writing assignments more confidently and competently It aims to make students more aware of the complexity of the writing process and suggests strategies and techniques that they can use to gain more control over their own writing.

  • Gilbert, Nigel

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 1999

    ISBN 10: 0335197442 ISBN 13: 9780335197446

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. * What can computer simulation contribute to the social sciences?* Which of the many approaches to simulation would be best for my social science project?* How do I design, carry out and analyse the results from a computer simulation?Simulation for the Social Scientist is a practical textbook on the techniques of building computer simulations to assist understanding of social and economic issues and problems.Interest in social simulation has been growing very rapidly world-wide as a result of increasingly powerful hardware and software and also a rising interest in the application of ideas of complexity, evolution, adaptation and chaos in the social sciences. This authoritative book outlines all the common approaches to social simulation at a level of detail which will give social scientists an appreciation of the literature and allow those with some programming skills to create their own simulations.Social scientists in a wide range of fields will find this book an essential tool for research, particularly in sociology, economics, anthropology, geography, organizational theory, political science, social policy, cognitive psychology and cognitive science. It will also appeal to computer scientists interested in distributed artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems and agent technologies.

  • Higham, Rob

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2009

    ISBN 10: 0335236111 ISBN 13: 9780335236114

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. "With all the current interest in system reform and the spread of leadership, System Leadership in Practice is the only book in existence that treats the topic thoroughly and with insight. The authors have written a gem - a book that presents clear conceptual clarity linked to case after case example. They answer the burning question, how can we establish multi-faceted leadership that produces deep and sustained effectiveness."Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto"Leaders at all levels in schools and elsewhere in the public sector will readily engage with the issues and examples discussed in this book, and through doing so will understand more fully the new professional environment within which they work."Learning and Teaching UpdateSystem leadership is a new, exciting and growing phenomenon in education. It refers to leadership that goes beyond a single school, where leaders work directly for the success and welfare of students in other institutions as well as their own.In this inspirational book, the authors offer you new perspectives, support and guidance - whether you are a school leader, policy-maker or advisor - and show how working collaboratively and leading networks can bring about positive change. They encourage you to innovate, develop rigorous partnerships, take managed risks and deploy resources creatively in order to build sustained improvements in student learning and well-being.This much-needed book provides the first in-depth analysis of a term on the lips of many in the educational world. There is detailed reference to real cases of system leadership in practice, as well as recent legislation and relevant literature. At a time when prescription, bureaucracy and targets remain for many an impediment to the aims of education, school-led system leadership is seen to offer a means for professionals to take more control of educational renewal.This book is indispensable reading for school leaders and senior teachers, educational policy makers and advisors, as well as anyone involved or interested in education and its leadership.

  • Sinclair, Christine

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2010

    ISBN 10: 0335240860 ISBN 13: 9780335240869

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 2. Do you feel that your writing lets you down? Are you concerned about how to punctuate properly? Do you have problems turning your thoughts into writing? Do you need some help with referencing?If so, then this book will help you to address your concerns and feel more confident about your writing skills!This book introduces grammar in a gentle way by illustrating the kinds of issues students may come across by setting them in context using a soap opera style script. Through a combination of the stories of the students and carefully constructed chapters, the book provides details on the essential aspects of grammar, language use and punctuation needed by all university students. There are also exercises to encourage the reader to relate the issues to their own practice and experiences, as well as an extensive glossary which defines the terms that are used throughout the book.This new edition is completely revised and updated with a new structure covering: Academic language Standard English Sentence construction and punctuation Reflective writing When and where to place an apostrophe Using grammar checkers Avoiding plagiarism, Grammar: A Friendly Approach is an irreverent look at the rules of grammar that has become well-loved by students at college and university. It is also recommended by teachers and tutors who see rapid and noticeable improvements in the written work of those who employ the author's tactics.


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  • Wilcox, Brian

    Published by Brand: Open Univ Pr, 1996

    ISBN 10: 0335196748 ISBN 13: 9780335196746

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. Brian Wilcox is Professional Research Fellow in Education at the University of Sheffield.

  • Boylan, Jane

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2009

    ISBN 10: 0335223737 ISBN 13: 9780335223732

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. "A welcome contribution not only towards the development of advocacy policy and practice with children and young people across the UK and further afield but also towards the wider field of furthering children and young people's participation, individually and collectively in decisions affecting them. The authors . deftly combine . very pertinent theoretical perspectives with case studies and practical illustrations of how . discourses play out in the real world of children and young people's lives. In so doing the book provides a powerful and timely reminder to practitioners, policy makers and commissioners of the importance of critical reflective practice in understanding the dynamics at play."Anne Crowley, Assistant Director (Policy and Research), Save the Children UK"This book is a serious read for anyone interested in the development of children's rights and advocacy. It has been thoroughly researched by two of the most highly respected commentators on the subject, and represents an authoritative and comprehensive guide. I would especially commend it to policy makers as providing a realistic account of what sometimes prevents good children's rights and advocacy practice, and for tackling very real and contentious issues such as 'best interest' principles getting in the way of giving full expression of children's own views."Mike Lindsay, National Co-ordinator of Children's Rights Alliance for England"The authors of this most instructive new book see the 'radical potential' of advocacy to promote the voice and agency of the young . This is a significant book . It should prove useful to students of social work, law, and pre-eminently of children's rights. It is not an easy read, but it is well worth engaging with."Children and Society, Vol 24. 2010Presenting children and young people's advocacy as an exciting, radical and constantly developing way of working, Boylan and Dalrymple explore its controversial and challenging nature through a comprehensive examination of the theory and practice of advocacy. Readers are invited to consider advocacy as a powerful tool for promoting change in attitudes towards children and young people. The development of meaningful participation in decision making and systemic change in the provision of services for children and young people is identified as key to this process.While advocacy now has a higher profile within health, welfare and education services, the authors argue for critical engagement with the dilemmas and paradoxes it continues to present. More traditional ways of advocacy practice are evaluated alongside newer approaches such as non-instructed advocacy and e-advocacy. Key issues explored include: An historical overview of advocacy within professional practice The development of independent advocacy The contested nature of advocacy Children and young people's participation Forms and models for the provision of advocacy The relationship between advocacy and anti-oppressive practice The authors draw on their own research and the experiences of young people, advocates and professionals working with children and young people to examine key messages and debates that have emerged. Case examples are used to illustrate advocacy dilemmas in a range of settings.Understanding Advocacy for Children and Young People is an essential text for advocates and professionals working with children and young people. It is also suitable as a key resource for health and social care practitioners, educators, commissioners and policy makers.


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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. "Overall, the book walks a delicate balance between evidence and advocacy regarding the care of people with chronic conditions. Nolte and McKee conclude the volume with the following: 'A first step is to recognize that something must be done. A second, which we hope will be facilitated by the evidence provided in this book, is to realize that something actually can be done, and that they can do it (p. 240)' The overarching desire to match the need for evidence with the reality that advocates (including policy-makers) need a reasoned voice makes the book well suited to health policy deliberations."International Journal of Integrated CareThe complex nature of many chronic diseases, which affect people many different ways, requires a multifaceted response that will meet the needs of the individual patient. Yet while everyone agrees that the traditional relationship between an individual patient and a single doctor is inappropriate, there is much less agreement about what should replace it.Many countries are now experimenting with new approaches to delivering care in ways that do meet the complex needs of people with chronic disorders, redesigning delivery systems to coordinate activities across the continuum of care. Yet while integration and coordination have an intuitive appeal, policy makers have had little to help them decide how to move forward.The book systematically examines some of the key issues involved in the care of those with chronic diseases. It synthesises the evidence on what we know works (or does not) in different circumstances. From an international perspective, it addresses the prerequisites for effective policies and management of chronic disease.Taking a whole systems approach, the book: Describes the burden of chronic disease in Europe Explores the economic case for investing in chronic disease management Examines key challenges posed by the growing complexity in healthcare including prevention, the role of self-management, the healthcare workforce, and decision-support Examines systems for financing chronic care Analyses the prerequisites for effective policies for chronic care Caring for People with Chronic Conditions is key reading for health policy makers and health care professionals, as well as postgraduate students studying health policy, health services research, health economics, public policy and management.Contributors: Reinhard Busse, Elisabeth Chan, Anna Dixon, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, Daragh K Fahey, Nicholas Glasgow, Monique Hejmans, Izzat Jiwani, Martyn Jones, Cécile Knai, Nicholas Mays, Martin McKee, Ellen Nolte, Thomas E Novotny, Joceline Pomerleau, Mieke Rijken, Dhigna Rubiano, Debbie Singh, Marc Suhrcke.

  • Bishop, Veronica

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2009

    ISBN 10: 0335225330 ISBN 13: 9780335225330

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. "Good leadership is more creative and satisfying than simply managing. But it takes a book as good as this to help us realise that. Wherever you are in your career - this book offers a great deal to inspire and to provoke thought. We could all learn from it."Nursing Standard"This book is timely. The increasing emphasis on the need for good leadership is signalled by the establishment across the world of new leadership development initiatives. In the United Kingdom, for example, this includes the new NHS National Leadership Council that will champion the transformation of leadership capacity and capability across the healthcare system. Effective leadership is crucial for improving the quality of care for patients and others and for developing staff. This highly readable and informative book, written by experts in the field, will be of interest to all nursing and allied health professionals, particularly those aspiring and emerging leaders."Professor David R Thompson, University of Leicester, UK"This is a book that all students studying leadership in health care have been waiting for. It provides an excellent broad perspective on aspects of leadership common to all disciplines. It aims to empower all health care providers to fully realise their potential as a leader and demonstrates how this can be achieved in reality. It is inspirational, exciting to read with its many different case studies, exercises to bring about reflection and should result in a more empowered and enlightened work force."Phil Halligan, University College Dublin, Ireland"With the increased focus on clinical leadership this book is a welcome addition to the vast array of leadership books currently available and will appeal to a wide range of practising clinicians looking for an introduction to the subject. The use of historical case studies allows comparison of leadership styles of a range of well known figures and sets the scene for an exploration of some of the multitude of leadership theories that are available in the literature . Readers who are currently practising clinicians, regardless of profession, should use this opportunity to 'stand up and be counted' and to take forward the leadership agenda in their professions for the benefit of patients and inform future practice and knowledge."Mark Sewell, Postgraduate Student, University of Birmingham/University of Manchester, UKIt is time to take stock, to promote and support our articulate and strategic thinkers, and to let them shine!This inspiring book is a wake-up call to nurses and allied health professionals to develop their leadership skills and to make a real difference to global health and social development. Veronica Bishop uses high profile historical case studies to illustrate the concept of leadership and put it into a context that is easily understood.The book demystifies the key elements of leadership, highlights the difference between leadership and management and identifies the essential components for successful leadership amongst health care professionals. The book incorporates: A new research based theory of leadership that embraces clinical excellence Educational and practice based concepts to support key leadership skills Case examples of real experiences Exercises for developing your own leadership skills at the end of each chapter Contributions from experts from a wide range of countries and with diverse knowledge bases make a topic that is often presented as highly complex and 'out of reach' readily accessible.Leadership for Nursing and Allied Health Care Professions is key reading for all nurses and allied health care professionals aspiring to be leaders.Contributors: Sue Antrobus, Mary Lovegrove, Annie Macleod, Abigail Masterson, Dawn Freshwater, Iain Graham, Philip Esterhuizen, David Stanley, Mike Saks, Veronica Bishop, Tyrone Goh.With a foreword by Tony Butterworth.


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  • Iggulden, Helen

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2009

    ISBN 10: 0335223559 ISBN 13: 9780335223558

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. "This is an excellent book for anyone starting out on the Common Foundation year of their Nursing Degree, and as a reference to those further into their degree, on placement, or newly qualified. It covers everything from communication skills to pressure ulcers, and includes all four Nursing branches: Child, Adult, Mental Health and Learning Disability. The book is accompanied by an excellent CD-ROM that includes step-by-step Case Studies, resources for the books chapters, and skill-set video demos with self-assessment. The DVD applies the theory to practice in a style that is easy to understand and follow. It will prove invaluable in preparation for OSCEs and for refreshing skills that may not have been used for a while."Conor Hamilton, Student Nurse, Queens University Belfast, UK"An excellent foundation text for first year pre-registration nurses. The accompanying DVD encourages application of the theory and helps consolidate learning."Janine Lee, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK"This book provides an excellent alternative to other Clinical Skills books. The most obvious and most useful difference is the addition of a CD Rom. The book itself is clearly laid out from the beginning, with the table of contents detailing all the essential areas of nursing that are often forgotten. It is often assumed that nursing students already know the basics so the inclusion of how to bed bath a patient or how to feed a patient was welcomed. While primarily aimed at those following the common foundation program (1st year) it has also been of great use to myself during my 3rd year."Jackie Sheridan, Student Nurse, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK"I found this book useful for a backup from clinical skills sessions to refresh my mind. It uses simple easy understandable language with key ideas highlighted and uses pictures and diagrams where necessary. I found the cd-rom invaluable as it uses step to step guides of skills used and although we all learn them in skills sessions we sometimes forget the gold standard way as we learn to cut corners. It is easy to use and well designed . It covers all branches of nursing with case studies to back up understanding and provide real-life examples of using skills in practice."Becky Gray, Student Nurse, University of Worcester, UK"I was very impressed by this textbook. It reads very well, is easy to follow and is suitable for students within the common foundation programme. Allowing these students to see alternative aspects of other branches which they may not have seen within practice is valuable and the DVD material naturally adds to the learning and helps to show theory within practice."Conleth Kelly, Lecturer in The Faculty of Health and Social Care, The University of Chester, UK"This is an impressively comprehensive guide to clinical skills drawing from the expertise and real life experiences of a variety of contributors with health and social care backgrounds . The edge to the book that I feel raises it above other clinical skills guides, is the free interactive DVD. Designed to be used at certain points during the reading of the book, it provides the reader/viewer with extensive further reading and resources . Additionally, and perhaps most usefully, it provides the student with video clips of the clinical skills being performed, which show how the best evidence based methods can easily be applied in practice."Daniel Gill, Student Nurse, University of Salford, UKClinical Skills: The Essence of Caring is an innovative new textbook and integrated Media Tool package which makes teaching and learning nursing interactive! Based on the Essence of Care, this book covers the core clinical skills curriculum and takes a holistic approach to the importance of delivering excellent nursing care.Key Features:Comprehensive coverage: An accessible account of all fundamental skills is provided, including Record Keeping, Communication and Pressure Ulcers.Pedagogy: A multitude of activity and cas.

  • Skelcher, Chris

    Published by Brand: Open Univ Pr, 1998

    ISBN 10: 0335198813 ISBN 13: 9780335198818

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    paperback. Condition: Good. Book by Skelcher Chris.

  • Meade, Anne

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2008

    ISBN 10: 0335228801 ISBN 13: 9780335228805

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. What are schemas and how can they be used effectively to enhance learning? How can adults best support schema learning to extend children's thinking? This book explores the frequently observed schemas of young children - patterns of behaviour from which understanding and growth is derived - and draws out the nature of this learning.It is essential that adults working with young children are able to recognise and identify schema learning, and understand the opportunities for learning, as well knowing how to support and develop the schema appropriately, in order to extend children's thinking. Good observations skills are a key element and the book features a Child Observation Schedule.Rich with case studies and examples, the authors provide an accessible insight into: The theory behind schemas and memory development Curriculum and pedagogy Supporting schema learning Schemas and early literacy They show how schema learning is enhanced when children can choose what they play with and for how long in a varied play environment, and emphasize the important role of the adult in supporting schema-related learning.Thinking Children will help you feel more confident and knowledgeable about extending schema learning, whether you are a student on a course in early childhood or whether you are a more experienced practitioner in an early years setting.


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  • Walshe, Kieran

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2006

    ISBN 10: 033522119X ISBN 13: 9780335221196

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. " this is an excellent text. It is well constructed and appropriately pitched and, because the editors seek feedback on its style and content, it is likely to retain its relevance in future editions."Nursing ManagementThis comprehensive text covers all of the major aspects of healthcare management and is written by experts in the field. The book is structured into three main sections, bracketed by an introductory chapter setting the policy context and offering an overview/map of what follows; a concluding chapter draws together the key themes and offers a view about the future development and trends in healthcare management.The main sections of the book examine: The health policy and practice context for healthcare management The specific challenges of managing healthcare organizations Key managerial techniques and methods that managers need to be able to use effectively in their practiceChapters include self-test exercises, summary boxes, further reading and a list of web-based resources.This book is key reading for researchers, managers and healthcare policy makers with a genuine interest in the links between the theory and practice of healthcare management and how best practice might be achieved within healthcare systems.Contributors: Lawrence Benson, Carol Brooks, Ruth Boaden, Naomi Chambers, Deborah Davidson, Jennifer Dixon, Jenny Douglas, Tim Freeman, Jon Glasby, Neil Goodwin, Andrew Hine, Paula Hyde, Kim Jelphs, Justin Keen, Helen Lester, Ann Mahon, Anne McBride, Ruth McDonald, Shirley McIver, Steve Onyett, Helen Parker, Edward Peck, Suzanne Robinson, Ann Shacklady-Smith, Judith Smith, Anne Tofts, Tom Walley, Kieran Walshe, Juliet Woodin.

  • Neno, Rebecca

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2008

    ISBN 10: 0335223532 ISBN 13: 9780335223534

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. About the Author Rebecca Neno is Community Services Team Manager for Lincolnshire Teaching Primary Care Trust and Visiting Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Lincoln, UK. Debby Price is Head of School, Community Health and Social Care at Thames Valley University, UK. Product Description "This handbook provides comprehensive information relevant to community and district nurses and new community matrons. It incorpoprates discussions on legal and ethical issues, case management, interprofessional working, commissioning and leadership. This book is an excellent resource for nurses who want to broaden knowledge of their role and who may be undertaking community matron university modules." Nursing Standard"I believe that A Handbook for Advanced Primary Care Nurses should be extensively read and that it will prove to be an essential resource for nurses striving to improve public health and patient care in the communities of today and tomorrow. It may, with political will and a skilled and determined workforce help Florence Nightingales vision come true." Lynn Young, Primary Health Care Adviser, Royal College of Nursing, UK This important new handbook for Primary Care Nurses is designed to assist senior nurses in developing the understanding and skills required to be effective at both strategic and operational levels. As well as exploring the context of advanced primary care practice, the book provides the tools needed for enhancing care delivery within both primary care and community settings.A Handbook for Advanced Primary Care Nurses is an accessible guide to working strategically in primary care. It offers practical support across a range of core areas, including: Case finding and case management Mentorship Leadership and management Needs assessment Interprofessional working Prescribing Neno and Price encourage readers to think analytically about their practice and include activities and reflection points throughout the book to help with this. This book is the ideal companion both for nurse practitioners undertaking courses at advanced practice level and for professionals working at all levels in primary care.

  • Dowding, .

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 1996

    ISBN 10: 0335194400 ISBN 13: 9780335194407

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  • Bourner, Tom

    Published by Brand: Open Univ Pr, 2024

    ISBN 10: 0335206158 ISBN 13: 9780335206155

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  • Bowling, Ann

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2009

    ISBN 10: 0335233643 ISBN 13: 9780335233649

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 3. "The new edition of Research Methods in Health continues to provide an excellent broad based introduction to the subject. New or expanded sections, for example on the evaluation of complex interventions, mixed research methods, life history interviews, and socio-psychological theories make this third edition well worth purchasing. The content is clearly presented and at a suitable level for its intended audience of health professionals and post-graduate students in health and health-related social sciences."Virginia Berridge, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK"Research Methods in Health provides a comprehensive guide to the variety of methods for studying and assessing health and health services. The book not only covers all the topics you need regarding research methods, but also looks into the wider aspects of health and health services. I especially liked the way the book didnt jump straight into research methods and methodology, but took time to introduce some of the main sociological and psychological concepts and ideas, as well as looking at demography and epidemiology . Each chapter is introduced in easily understood terms and ends with the main points concisely summarized . Throughout the book clear examples are very well used to build on our understanding of key concepts and at the end of the book is a very useful glossary of terms."Conor Hamilton, Student Nurse, Queen's University Belfast, UK"The additional information in this third edition, for example the coverage of mixed research methods and pertinent social science concepts makes the third edition of this book stand out as a preliminary source of information for anyone looking at research and health . The summary of main points, key questions and key terms are outstanding and allow the book to be adapted into an essential revision tool as well as adding support and a focal point during reading the book."Lisa Perraton, Student Nurse, University of Chester, UK"A very simplified text book of research that guides students through different research designs/methodologies. I think this book must be recommended to every research student."Moses Murandu, Wolverhampton University, UKThis bestselling book provides an accessible introduction to the theoretical concepts and descriptive and analytic research methods used in research on health and health services. The third edition has been thoroughly revised throughout to include updated references and boxed examples, with additional information on key methodological developments, among them: Complex interventions Mixed research methods Psychometrics Secondary data analysis Systematic reviews Pertinent social science concepts The research methods described cover the assessment of health needs, morbidity and mortality trends and rates, costing health services, sampling for survey research, cross-sectional and longitudinal survey design, experimental methods and techniques of group assignment, questionnaire design, interviewing techniques, coding and analysis of quantitative data, methods and analysis of qualitative observational studies, and types of unstructured interviewing.The book is grounded in the author's career as a researcher on health and health service issues, and the valuable experience this has provided in meeting the challenges of research on people and organisations in real life settings.Research Methods in Health is an essential companion for students and researchers of health and health services, health clinicians and policy-makers with responsibility for applying research findings and judging the soundness of research.


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  • Carnwell, Ros

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2008

    ISBN 10: 0335229115 ISBN 13: 9780335229116

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 2nd. "Well written and with an accessible and engaging style, practice-based issues are skilfully interwoven throughout each chapter of the book. The editors are well established and respected within their fields of applied health/community research and substance misuse/community justice. A wide range of statutory and voluntary sector contributions from a varied spectrum of academics, practitioners and service users is likely to ensure that it appeals to a broad audience, including students, front-line practitioners and managers."Matt Fowler, Co-ordination & Development Officer, Safer Middlesbrough Partnership, UK (Journal of Interprofessional Care)"There is a growing body of literature surrounding the incorporation and complexity of partnership working within service delivery and whilst this edited book adds to that knowledge, it places a specific focus on highlighting examples of best practice within the field of health,social care and criminal justice. In short, anyone working within the range of areas addressed here is likely to find something of value and, therefore, the book fits with the editors' suggested audience of practitioners, students and managers who increasingly have to work in a joined-up way as part of mainstream business."Michelle Jolley, PhD Student, School of Law, University of Plymouth, UK in The Howard Journal May 2010"It would be a rare practitioner or manager whose daily round does not include some partnership activity. Yet, glitzy conferences notwithstanding, how often is its practice, let alone its theory properly examined and its value evaluated within those partnership agencies? This is the second edition of a book which aims to do this . It is worth obtaining this book for Chapter 16 alone. Entitled 'On the receiving end: Reflections from a service user', it should be compulsory reading for every practitioner, manager and politician for its matter-of-fact yet piercing account of being a service user."Journal of Health and Social Care in the Community Volume 18 Issue 1, Published Online: 15 Dec 2009"The second edition . offers the reader a range of chapters that consider some of the key areas of social and health care where partnership working can be effective . The central theme of partnership working is an important one at a time when it has yet again been painful to see how departments, organisations and agencies have failed the vulnerable in preventing some horrendous criminal acts . this book is a welcome addition to the increasing number of texts that are now addressing working across departmental and organisational boundaries."British Journal of Social Work"Contemporary health and social care requires practitioners to develop effective partnerships with patients and clients and with the wider service workforce. This text is designed to promote the development of such partnerships and demonstrates the ways in which partnership can work effectively in practice. This text is clearly written with all the health and social care professions in mind and will prove to be an invaluable resource for students and trained staff alike."Margaret Chambers, Lecturer in Children's Nursing, University of Plymouth, UKComprehensive yet concise, this text addresses many of the main social and health issues facing society today, and incorporates a practical focus to demonstrate partnership working. The new edition of this popular book has been updated to include new chapters on the partnership approach in criminal justice and provides a practical and theoretical insight into some of the issues when working in collaborative partnership with other agencies.The text examines the partnership approach to delivering services in relation to: Child protection Mental health Gypsy travellers Domestic violence Drug misuse Homelessness Old and young people HIV and AIDS The first section of the book examines the nature of partnership in relation to concepts, politics, diversity, ethics and information tech.


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  • Trevithick, Pamela

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2012

    ISBN 10: 0335238076 ISBN 13: 9780335238071

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 3. "What a sensible book, a book born of much wisdom and practical experience. Pamela Trevithick takes the reader on a wonderfully clear but thorough journey of social work's knowledge, skills and values in which theories are elegantly put into practice. The whole enterprise is reassuringly held together by a strong commitment to organised thinking and the value of the social work relationship. For those who want to sharpen their ideas while keeping their practical feet firmly on the ground, this is the book for you."Professor David Howe, University of East Anglia, UK"This new edition is an excellent resource for practitioners, students and indeed managers in social work and social care who are committed to effective practice and service delivery . Trevithick provides a comprehensive knowledge and skills framework and excellent practice examples to enable the reader to apply the knowledge to undertaking skilled and effective practice. This is a clear, readily understandable and comprehensive text which also integrates the complexity of practising social work. I highly recommend it."Professor Joyce Lishman, recently retired as Head of School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, UK"A fantastic guide to social work practice and one I would recommend for the bookshelf of any social work student. It has a user friendly style that presents issues in an accessible way."Kate Grant, Social Work Student, University of Bristol, UK"A brilliant MUST BUY book for all social workers. It covers an amazing range of issues which are easy to find using the index. I will use it constantly throughout my career."Amanda Moorcroft, Social Work Practitioner, UKSince its first publication in 2000, this best-selling text has been an invaluable resource for thousands of social workers preparing for life in practice. Written by an influential academic-practitioner, it is widely regarded as the leading book in its field.The third edition has been thoroughly updated to include sections on theoretical, factual and practice knowledge. Key features include: 4 new chapters that integrate theory and practice in a Knowledge and Skills Framework or 'map' of professional practice 80 social work skills and interventions 12 appendices describing a range of different social work approaches A wide range of practice examples linking theory and practice Social Work Skills is essential reading for all social work students and a valuable reference tool for practising social workers, social services managers and human service professionals.

  • Smith, .

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2009

    ISBN 10: 0335235646 ISBN 13: 9780335235643

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. "The book provides a well written guide that adeptly captures the sensitivities and complex implications of both research process and dissemination within the ever changing and highly regulated world of social work."Victoria Foster,Research Associate, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, UK, in British Journal of Social Work June 2010"This book offers many practical examples of research projects taken from the author's own experience as a researcher. These examples illustrate the usually complex concepts of research methodology by showing how they are practised in the real world of social work, so the title is apt. Especially useful are the common features of social work research discussed at length in the final chapter, as a way of finding common ground in the disputed terrain of social work as a profession, and in social work research in particular."Heather D'Cruz, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Australia"Smith clearly highlights the parallels between the values of social work and the values that underpin research in this area, and in so doing, demonstrates the emancipatory potential of social work research.this is a valuable text that will help to allay many of the fears associated with conducting social work research."Caroline Andow, Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton, Social Sciences Department, UK"As a third year social work student I found this book a good consolidation of what I have been learning this semester in my research and evaluation module. It has helped me with my end of module assignment, to demonstrate my understanding of social work research through a detailed literature search . I found the practical examples of actual pieces of research particularly useful in getting an idea of how particular methods are used. I have found this book very useful as it has helped clarify the meaning of the research terminology and given me a good understanding of the overall process."Sally Biskin, Social Work Student, Bangor University, UKThis accessible book is based on the author's extensive practical experience of carrying out and teaching research in the social work field. Social work research is shown to be both a distinctive academic enterprise and a task that can be accomplished effectively in line with the values and ethical principles that lie at the discipline's core.Doing Social Work Research helps intending researchers to relate 'methodology' to 'method', so that they can make authoritative decisions about how to turn initial research questions into valid and feasible investigative strategies. In doing so, it introduces and evaluates a wide range of approaches across the spectrum of social work research.Building on this, the book provides detailed guidance on how to organize the research task, paying close attention to the practicalities of planning, preparation, implementation and management of investigations.Doing Social Work Research features: A comprehensive overview of social work research methods Detailed guidance on how to carry out research in social work Illustrative examples of research practice from personal experience Effective links between core social work values, purposes, methodologies and research practices This book is a valuable resource for social work students and practitioners carrying out research projects as well as practicing researchers and research educators in the discipline.

  • Gavelis, Ricardas

    Published by Brand: Open Letter Books; Univ of Nebraska Press, 2009

    ISBN 10: 1934824054 ISBN 13: 9781934824054

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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. Detailing a man's mental breakdown-and his obsession with a seductress named Lolita, the omnipresent "them," and the need to uncover what's "really going on"-Vilnius Poker is an epic, paranoid novel about the surreal absurdities and horrors of life under Soviet rule. In the words of Kirkus Reviews, "think of it as The Matrix behind the Iron Curtain-unsettling and profoundly interesting."


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  • Matthiesen, Jane

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2009

    ISBN 10: 0335234445 ISBN 13: 9780335234448

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. If you are doing, thinking about doing, or know someone who is doing a doctorate, then this is the survival kit you need! Rather than focusing on the technical side of the doctorate, this book looks at all the other crucial skills that are part of everyday doctoral life. This candid book provides real insight into what it's like to do a doctorate and offers practical advice on: The application process Sources of financial support Motivational issues Student-supervisor relationships Departmental and university politics Publishing, conferences and networking Career strategies Written by recent doctoral graduates, the book also includes real examples and case studies from current doctoral students and recent graduates across a range of disciplines and universities. By demystifying the doctoral process How to Survive Your Doctorate prepares you for life as a doctoral student like no other book. See for yourself and be a survivor!.

  • Lugo, Jairo

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 2008

    ISBN 10: 0335222013 ISBN 13: 9780335222018

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. 1. "Ably edited, this volume offers an unusually wide-ranging collection of well-informed chapters by experts from across the region. For those who want to understand the current realities that shape media performance from the Gulf of Mexico to the Tierra del Fuego, here is the ideal starting-point."Professor Philip Schlesinger, University of Glasgow, UK"For those of us in the area of Latin American studies, this text comes to fill a gap in the field, both in terms of teaching and research."Charles Jones, Centre of Latin American Studies,University of Cambridge, UK"More than an introduction, it provides a comprehensive insight into the modern Latin America media landscape."Ramesh Jaura, Chairman of the Global Cooperation Council and Euro-Mediterranean coordinator of the IPS News AgencyThe media's role as a mechanism of control throughout Latin America has become increasingly sophisticated. Many repressive elements of the dictatorship periods have remained in place or have mutated into more subtle means of censorship and control. Media owners and political elites are more than keen to use the media's increasingly prominent role in framing politics in the region, in order to pursue their own agenda and interests.This book provides a comprehensive and critical overview of some of the most important media systems in Latin America. Drawing on original and critical essays from some of the most prominent authors in the field, the author approaches the subject with a country-by-country analysis, exploring the most relevant aspects of the media in each society. The essays cover: Media history Organisation The interrelationship of the media and the state Media regulation and policy and ownership Broadcast media Film, music, advertising and digital media The Media in Latin America is valuable reading for students of media and journalism studies.


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  • McCulloch, Gary

    Published by Brand: Open University Press, 1998

    ISBN 10: 0335197876 ISBN 13: 9780335197873

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    Softcover. Condition: Good. How have the ideals of working-class secondary education related to its practical outcomes, and to what extent has it failed the 'ordinary child'? How can the historical tradition of working-class secondary education illuminate our understanding of contemporary debates at the end of the 20th century? In seeking to answer these questions, this book explores working-class secondary education over the past century in terms that help to explain the unresolved issues and debates of the 1990s. It focuses on social distinctions in secondary education, and especially on initiatives designed to provide for the mass of the population, or the 'ordinary child'.