Writing for Nursing and Midwifery Students

Writing for Nursing and Midwifery Students

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Combining a theoretical approach with practical activities, this book is invaluable for nursing and midwifery students and will help them to master the basics of writing at university. It equips students with the skills needed to examine cognitive processes such as reflection and critical thinking and includes essential information on referencing correctly and avoiding plagiarism. Going beyond the traditional essay, it provides support and guidance on producing care critiques, action plans, portfolios and journal article reviews alongside complex argumentative writing and undergraduate dissertation proposals.



Written in an engaging and accessible style, this is a comprehensive writing toolkit for students of nursing, midwifery, health and social care. Suitable for students of all levels, it is ideal for use in class or for independent study.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 217 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 12.7mm | 305g
  • Red Globe Press
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd ed. 2019
  • 29 Tables, color; XII, 217 p.
  • 1137531185
  • 9781137531186
  • 24,106

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Combining the theory and practice of academic writing, this book helps you to master the basics of writing at university. It equips you with the skills needed to examine cognitive processes such as reflection and critical thinking and includes essential information on referencing your work correctly and avoiding plagiarism.



A comprehensive writing toolkit for students of nursing, midwifery, health and social care, it provides a step-by-step approach to a whole range of genres specific to these disciplines, going beyond the traditional academic essay to include care critiques, action plans, portfolios and journal article reviews as well as complex argumentative writing and the undergraduate dissertation proposal.

This third edition contains:



A new section on writing systematic reviews and responding to case studies for assessment purposes
An extended section on referencing and engaging with sources
A glossary of key terms clarifying core concepts
Suggestions for further reading and online resources
An achievement chart to help you record your progress




Written in a lively, engaging and accessible style, this book is an invaluable companion for students at all levels, and will give you the confidence to succeed on your course.



Julio Gimenez is Head of the University of Westminster's Professional Language Centre, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in English language and academic literacy. His research interests are in the areas of academic literacies, workplace communication and narrative discourse. His publications have appeared in international journals as well as edited collections.
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Table of contents

Introduction.- PART 1: THE ESSENTIALS OF ACADEMIC WRITING.- An Introduction to Academic Writing.- Exploring Academic Genres.- Processes in Academic Writing.- PART 2: WRITING GENRES IN NURSING AND MIDWIFERY.- How to Write Reflective Texts.- How to Write a Care Critique.- How to Write an Argument.- How to Write Other Genres.- PART 3: WORKING WITH TEXTS.- Variety in Writing.- Avoiding Plagiarism.- Referencing Systems.- Conclusion: Putting it All Together.- Achievement Chart.- Glossary of Key Terms.- Further Readings and Resources.- Suggested Answers to Activities.- References.- Index.
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About Julio Gimenez

Julio Gimenez is Head of the University of Westminster's Professional Language Centre, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in English language and academic literacy. His research interests are in the areas of academic literacies, workplace communication and narrative discourse. His publications have appeared in international journals as well as edited collections.
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