Written in everyday language, this book includes appropriate resources, examples, case studies, interviews with role models and narrative about the authors' or others' experiences, guidelines and reference. Exercises and work plans are included to enable each reader to develop their individualised plans for becoming advanced practitioners.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Appreciating the big picture. You are part of it! The socio-political influences on health practice in the public and private sphere.
Chapter 2: Developing competencies for advanced practice. How do I get there from here?
Chapter 3: Integrating theory and practice. Using theory creatively to enhance professional practice. Chapter 4: Evidence-based practice. Informing practice and critically evaluating related research. Chapter 5: Enhancing reflective abilities. Interweaving reflection into practice.
Chapter 6: Do you reason like a (health) professional?
Chapter 7: Creating Scholarly Practice. Integrating and applying scholarship to practice.
Chapter 8: Creating occupational practice. A multidisciplinary health focus.
Chapter 9: Using adult education theories. Facilitating others' learning in professional practice settings.
Chapter 10: Role models and mentors. Informal and formal ways to learn from exemplary practice. Chapter 11: The leading edge of competence. developing your potential for advanced practice. Chapter 12: Consultancy and Advanced Teaming. Promoting practice beyond the healthcare environment. Epilogue.


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About the editors

Susan Ryan

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Educational Development in the Health Sciences, University of East London