New Release Books by Fiona Timmins

Fiona Timmins is the author of Understanding Psychology for Nursing Students (2017), Communication Skills for Nursing Practice (2013), EBOOK: Writing your Nursing Portfolio: A Step-by-step Guide (2011), Day Surgery (2009) and other 4 books.

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Understanding Psychology for Nursing Students

Understanding Psychology for Nursing Students
Do your students find psychology difficult to engage with or want a textbook that is easy to read? Would they benefit from a textbook that demonstrates how psychology applies to nursing? Right from the start of their programme it is crucial for nursing students to understand the significance of psychology in nursing. This text simplifies the key theories and puts the discipline of psychology into context for nursing students, with clear examples and case studies used throughout.

Communication Skills for Nursing Practice

release date: Nov 06, 2013
Communication Skills for Nursing Practice
Nurses need highly developed skills in order to communicate sensitively and collaboratively, across a wide range of media, with patients, clients, and colleagues from a variety of backgrounds. This textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to essential communication skills with an emphasis on practical application within modern healthcare settings. Supporting students and practitioners in developing a patient-centred and therapeutic framework for communication, it features research from a wide range of healthcare contexts, and provides exercises and action plans to help nurses integrate psychological and healthcare communication theory into their day-to-day professional practice. Renowned for its clear, accessible and engaging guidance, this is an indispensable textbook for all undergraduate nursing students. New to this Edition: - A new chapter on collaborative communication - New material on diversity - Revised and updated throughout to provide contemporary case studies, the latest literature, original theories and models, and skills development

EBOOK: Writing your Nursing Portfolio: A Step-by-step Guide

release date: Apr 16, 2011
EBOOK: Writing your Nursing Portfolio: A Step-by-step Guide
"I am delighted to endorse this practical and accessible guide to writing and developing a portfolio for nurses. Unlike many ''how-to-do'' approaches to portfolio compilation, this book acknowledges the complexity involved in learning from practice, and recording that learning in a meaningful way. The book respectfully guides the reader through essential elements to be considered if a portfolio is to be more than a depository of paper, yet avoids prescription in acknowledging the individual nature of the portfolio and its necessity to reflect the nurse''s own journey through their career." Professor Melanie Jasper, Head of College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK "The compilation of a nursing portfolio is a task, which is often neglected in the busy student nurse''s life between long shifts and assignments. Timmins & Duffy encourage one to take on the challenge and guide one through the process systematically ... Examples of structured reflections and of portfolio layouts make the realisation of one''s own well presented portfolio easier than one might think. Any student or qualified nurse will thus benefit from Timmins & Duffy''s encouraging book." Karin Schirmaier, Student, University of the West of England, UK "This book is intended for nurses at all stages of their careers and offers a much needed step-by-step guide to planning, writing and maintaining a portfolio. I was particularly pleased to see a strong emphasis on refl ection and education, as a means of encouraging nurses to think critically and learn from their own practice. All in all, this is a very well-constructed book which I highly recommend." Professor Gary Rolfe, Swansea University, UK This handy guide, co-published with the Nursing Standard, is perfect for nurses who need to put together a portfolio and don''t know where to start. Written as a step-by-step guide it answers all the common questions about how to compile and write a good nursing portfolio. Each chapter includes different tasks so you can create your portfolio as you work through the book. The book assumes no prior knowledge of portfolio building and includes: Examples of good and challenging portfolio pieces Tools and techniques for reflection and critical thinking Guidance on the NMC competency frameworks Writing your Nursing Portfolio is indispensable reading for all nursing students looking for a clear and accessible guide to creating and developing a portfolio. The book describes how the nursing portfolio fits into clinical practice and how it can make a positive difference to the nurse, patient and others.

Day Surgery

release date: Mar 16, 2009
Day Surgery
The evolution of day surgery has heralded a new era of medical, anaesthetic and nursing knowledge, skills and practice. Day Surgery: Contemporary Approaches to Nursing Care explores the familiar concepts within nursing, such as evidence-based practice, patient-centred communication, management, practice development and models of care, and uses these theoretical constructs to provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary services and nursing approaches within day surgery. This book is written with the intention of providing nurses working in day surgery with a comprehensive applied text that can be used as a reference when caring for patients. Day Surgery: Contemporary Approaches to Nursing Care: Provides a comprehensive overview of nursing approaches in day surgery Utilises models of care Includes evidence based practice Provides practical advice on management of day surgery services including setting up and implementing nurse led services in the area.

EBOOK: Making Sense of Nursing Portfolios: A Guide for Students

release date: May 16, 2008
EBOOK: Making Sense of Nursing Portfolios: A Guide for Students
"Each chapter''s activities are hands-on and should make the book a useful and enjoyable experience. It will appeal to students and teachers as a one-stop shop for portfolio advice and support." Nursing Standard "This text is much needed. Clearly written and engaging, this has the potential to become a gold standard portfolio text." Roger Watson, Editor of Journal of Clinical Nursing and Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sheffield "Having read this book, I feel that it is not only useful for nursing students, but could be useful for qualified nurses who are working on their continuing professional development folder... As students progress through their course, how they manage their time, their attitude to learning and the goals they set for themselves may change. It is fitting therefore that the first chapter looks at learning in the context of portfolios and includes a time management, desire for learning and self control questionnaire - which although gives no definition to how the student manages their time, could prove to be an interesting activity particularly if completed at the start of a year and then at the completion of the year." Joanne Starkes, Nursing Student "Fiona Timmins has made the topic of nursing portfolios easy to understand with simple terms and many helpful activities throughout while still being easy to read. While covering everything from the purpose of portfolios, content and structure to portfolios in operation this is a book that will greatly help anyone trying to produce a portfolio whether just starting or nearing the end of one...I will deffinately be refering to this book throughout my 3 years as a student nurse making my portfolio and would reccomend others to do so as well." Laura Franklin, Nursing Student "Fiona Timmins has written a book which is not just usefull for student nurses but it also makes the topic easier to understand. Throughout the text there are many activities for the reader to partake in. It covers key topics such as "portfolio content" and "portfolio structure". As a 2nd year nursing student i believe that this text is a valuble asset to any nursing students bookshelf as it is clear, consise and makes what can be a very confusing subject appear much easier." Vicky Bain, Nursing Student "Fiona Timmins has produced a book that is not only simple and easy to read but provides activities that enable the reader to think deeper about the information they include within their portfolio. Remember points dotted through each chapter provide quick and easy hints and tips to look back on while completing a portfolio ... This is one book, which I wish I had the chance to read in my first year, but it will be a handy companion while I complete my portfolio. I will recommend this book to my fellow classmates and also students in the years bellow, as they will defiantly benefit from this book." Leanne Haigh, Nursing Student This accessible book provides a guide to the context of portfolio development and its importance not just to assessment but to the patient experience. All students undertaking pre-registration nursing qualifications are required to complete a portfolio as part of their formal assessment, in order to bridge the gap between theory and practice and to provide evidence of achievements in practice. Fiona Timmins offers a handy guide to approaching, putting together and developing an effective portfolio, helping you answer questions like: What should be in my portfolio? How should I present it? How will my portfolio be assessed? Reflection points and portfolio examples make the book easy to use. Key topics covered include: Learning in the context of the portfolio The purpose of portfolios Reflection and reflective practice Competence in nursing Portfolio content Portfolio structure The portfolio in operation Making Sense of Portfolios is essential reading for all pre- and post-registration nursing students looking for a clear and accessible guide to creating and developing a portfolio.

Making Sense of Portfolios

release date: May 01, 2008
Making Sense of Portfolios
"Each chapter''s activities are hands-on and should make the book a useful and enjoyable experience. It will appeal to students and teachers as a one-stop shop for portfolio advice and support." Nursing Standard "This text is much needed. Clearly written and engaging, this has the potential to become a gold standard portfolio text." Roger Watson, Editor of Journal of Clinical Nursing and Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sheffield "Having read this book, I feel that it is not only useful for nursing students, but could be useful for qualified nurses who are working on their continuing professional development folder... As students progress through their course, how they manage their time, their attitude to learning and the goals they set for themselves may change. It is fitting therefore that the first chapter looks at learning in the context of portfolios and includes a time management, desire for learning and self control questionnaire - which although gives no definition to how the student manages their time, could prove to be an interesting activity particularly if completed at the start of a year and then at the completion of the year." Joanne Starkes, Nursing Student This accessible book provides a guide to the context of portfolio development and its importance not just to assessment but to the patient experience. All students undertaking pre-registration nursing qualifications are required to complete a portfolio as part of their formal assessment, in order to bridge the gap between theory and practice and to provide evidence of achievements in practice. Fiona Timmins offers a handy guide to approaching, putting together and developing an effective portfolio, helping you answer questions like: What should be in my portfolio? How should I present it? How will my portfolio be assessed? Reflection points and portfolio examples make the book easy to use. Key topics covered include: Learning in the context of the portfolio The purpose of portfolios Reflection and reflective practice Competence in nursing Portfolio content Portfolio structure The portfolio in operation Making Sense of Portfoliosis essential reading for all pre- and post-registration nursing students looking for a clear and accessible guide to creating and developing a portfolio.

Contemporary Issues in Coronary Care Nursing

release date: Aug 15, 2005
Contemporary Issues in Coronary Care Nursing
In this text, Fiona Timmins integrates the findings of recent nursing research with key aspects of the nurse''s role. She provides an evidence-based rationale for the best ways of improving cardiac care (in general and for specific conditions), describes important nursing initiatives to reduce the risk factors and presents a needs-based approach to patient education. Concerned with the need to bridge the current research-practice gap in coronary care, she knows how nurses can make the best use of available research and describes the advances that are being made in nurse-led services in this area. Contemporary Issues in Coronary Care Nursing offers a non-medical approach to coronary care and is informed throughout by the latest nursing theory and research.

Developing a Professional Working Theory Through Critical Reflection

release date: Jan 01, 2006
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