Nurse as educator: Principles of teaching and learning for nursing practice

Book Club: Bastable, S. (2014). Nurse as educator: Principles of teaching and learning for nursing practice (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. [link to 2nd edition] It’s good to return to the true literature (time depending) and read a holistic overview of nursing education. This USA flavored (flavoured) book covers a historical and contemporary…

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Book Club: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Book: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain De Botton (2010). Ever wondered about the exciting world of biscuits? Me neither, but we don’t often think of the research and design, marketing, sales techniques and all round effort put into a simple biscuit but this book explores different occupations and into a large part of our…

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Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford

This soul-searching book on life, work, study is so poignant in such technological times. Crawford is part mechanic, part academic and provides insights into the lost art of working with our hands and craftsmanship. Ending up in a ‘think-tank’ job from his academic pathway of political philosophy, the observations and questioning from Crawford makes you…

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7 Habits: Stephen Covey

Really busy, increasing workload, stretched resources, being creative, motivated, balancing, feeling tired, need a holiday, trying to plan ahead. During the really busy times when workload seems to be casting a shadow over life it is good to revisit some of our good habits to re-focus, work smarter and retain our own locus of control.…

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Open: How We’ll Work, Live & Learn In The Future by David Price

The ‘Open’ revolution is now upon us and will affect education at all levels. How we source learning opportunities, how we actually learn, how we engage will all be impacted on by this open revolution. Open is not just about technology, but a behaviour shift impacting on the social level of modern civil society. What…

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Book List for Nurse Educators

As we write this blog we will endeavour to keep a reading list of books we have found interesting. Take a look at some inspiring reading lists from Bill Gates and Goodreads. Books: in no particular order Knowles, M. S., Holton III, E. F., & Swanson, R. A. (2014). The Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in…

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