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Recent Books by our Academics

Doing a Literature Review in Nursing, Health and Social Care 2nd Edition 2017

Michael Coughlan & Patricia Cronin

The second edition to this text is due for publication in November 2016. The book follows the step by step approach of the previous edition, breaking the process down for reader. The book is written in a style suitable for those who have no previous knowledge of research methods, but may also prove useful to post-graduate students who need to refresh their knowledge in relation to doing a literature. The chapters address:

  • Different types of literature reviews;
  • Critically analysing material;
  • Presenting the final piece of work;
  • Best practice in referencing and plagiarism;
  • Systematic approaches to literature reviews.

Working With Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviour 2015

Louise Doyle, Brian Keogh & Jean Morrissey

Suicide and self-harm are world-wide public health issues that can have devastating effects on families, friends and communities. They are both a priority for anyone working in mental health, social work, emergency departments and related fields. However suicidal and self-harming behaviour can take place in diverse settings- it may be a pupil in a school, an inmate in a prison or a colleague or family member.

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A-Z of Reflective Practice London: Palgrave Macmillan 2015

Fiona Timmins

This book provides a jargon-free user guide to the key concepts, models and techniques of reflective practice from one of the leading writers in the field. A one-stop source book, it can be used both by the beginner as a handbook and by the more experienced practitioner as a guide to other sources of thinking and information.

Understanding Nursing and Healthcare Research 2014

Patricia Cronin, Michael Coughlan & Valerie Smith

This focus of this book is to enable students to understand what research is, why it is relevant in healthcare and how it should be applied in practice. It guides the learner step by step through the research process, beginning with choosing a research questions and on through to searching the literature, analysing findings and presenting the final piece of work. It is essential reading for all undergraduate students of nursing, midwifery and healthcare.Key features of the book include:

  • Tips for the best practice when reading and critiquing research.
  • Activities to test your knowledge.
  • Key points which highlight the important topics.
  • A companion website which includes a critical appraisal tool to use when assessing papers, multiple choice questions and free SAGE journal articles for students.

Doing a Literature Review in Nursing, Health and Social Care 2013

Michael Coughlan, Frances Ryan &Patricia Cronin

This core text covers the fundamental steps involved in undertaking a literature review. The book is primarily aimed at students of nursing and other health professions who are taking undergraduate degree programmes, but may also be useful to novice reviewers at post-graduate level.

Communication Skills for Nursing Practice (2nd ed) London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2013

Catherine McCabe & Fiona Timmins

 

Communication Skills for Nursing Practice (2nd ed) London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2013

Catherine McCabe & Fiona Timmins

Fully updated edition of a successful text, which enables nurses and health professionals to use core communication skills in a patient-centred way. With new content on diversity, electronic communication and telephone skills, it remains a key text for any health professional seeking to apply communication theory to their daily practice.

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Narratives of Recovery from Mental Illness; the role of peer support 

Mike Watts & Agnes Higgins

Narratives of Recovery from Mental Illness; the role of peer support presents research that challenges the prevailing view that recovery from ‘mental illness’ must take place within the boundaries of traditional mental health services. While Watts and Higgins accept that medical treatment may be a vital start to some people’s recovery, they argue that mental health problems can also be resolved through everyday social interactions, and through peer and community support.

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Mental Health in Ireland Policy Practice and Law

Agnes Higgins & Shari McDaid

Mental Health in Ireland: policy, practice and law  provides an overview and critical analysis of developments in policy, practice and law in the Irish mental health services from 1945 to the present day, contextualised within key emerging theoretical concepts.

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