Critical Reading for the Reflective Practitioner

1st Edition

Authors:

  • Peter Croft
  • Robert Clarke
    • Print ISBN 9780750639392

    Description

    The ability to arrive at an informed view on current literature findings on a particular topic is a skill that every practitioner needs to cultivate. 'Critical Reading for the Reflective Practitioner' encourages both GPs and other health care professionals to take a knowledgeable approach to published papers. It enables them to evaluate the findings, methods, results and statistics involved and to relate this to everyday practice.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction; PART I: ASSESSING AN INDIVIDUAL STUDY: CRITICAL APPRAISAL AND CRITICAL REFLECTION: What's the big idea?; Summarising a paper; Can I rely on the methods? - issues of measurement; Can I believe the results? - bias and confounding; Do I understand the results? - summary statistics; Reflecting on a study - implications for practice; Making sense of screening; Other types of evidence; Tackling the tabloids; PART II: CRITICAL READING AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE: Paralysed by the literature?; Hot topic framework; Asthma in adults; Diabetes; Heartsink patients; Cervical screening; Referrals to outpatient clinics; Index.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    352
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 1998
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Butterworth-Heinemann
    Print ISBN:
    9780750639392