A beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in by Helen Aveyard, Pam Sharp, Mary

By Helen Aveyard, Pam Sharp, Mary

This can be a beginner's consultant to the abilities of severe pondering, serious writing and demanding appraisal in overall healthiness and social care, and talks you thru each level of changing into a serious philosopher. each one bankruptcy tackles a special point of the method and utilizing examples and straightforward language indicates you the way it is done.


Ever struggled to write down a serious essay? Ever questioned what severe pondering really is and the way you could follow it on your educational paintings and perform? This advisor takes you thru each degree of Read more...

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Remember that ‘readily available information’ is usually just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of the total information available on a particular topic. To paint a more comprehensive picture, you need to search more thoroughly, as we will discuss in the next chapter. Key points 1 There is a vast amount of ‘readily available’ information. Such readily available evidence generally represents the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of information available. You need to think critically about this in order to make decisions about patients and clients based on the best available evidence.

Before making use of information found on the web in your academic work or practice, you need to make sure it is of a high quality and up to date. Remember to use the ‘Six questions for critical thinking’ given in Chapter 1. For example: • • • • What is the evidence that is repor ted? If a website refers to the conclusion of a piece of research, you should try and access the original research if you are using this in your assignments or practice. Who has written the website? Note if any author’s name is given.

The best way to defend your practice is to provide appropriate evidence to justify your actions – you need to be able to think critically to be able to do this. We discuss this further in Chapter 5. A common feature of all professional organizations is they emphasize that those accountable to them should: • Provide a high standard of practice at all times. 117] at [07/18/16]. Copyright © McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC. Not to be redistributed or modified in any way without permission.

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