A Beginner's Guide To Critical Thinking And Writing In Health And Social Care
Ever wondered what critical thinking actually is and how you can apply it in your academic work and practice?
This bestselling guide takes you through every stage of becoming a critical thinker, from approaching your subject to writing your essays or dissertation in health and social care. Each chapter tackles a different aspect of critical thinking and shows you how it's done using examples and simple language.
Beginning with an overview of the importance of critical thinking, the book goes on to cover:
- How to think critically about different types of information as potential evidence, including books, journals, articles, websites, and, new to this edition, social media
- How to demonstrate critical thinking in written work and presentations
- How to adopt critical thinking in practice
- The key tool 'Six questions for critical thinking' which will assist you in developing your skills for academic work and practice - updated for this edition in response to student evaluation
- An expanded worked example of critical analysis
- New exploration of the connection between theory and practice
Chapter 2: How you can think more critically about information that is readily available
Chapter 3: Being more critical: how you can find the 'best available' evidence
Chapter 4: How you can demonstrate your critical thinking skills in your written work and presentations
Chapter 5: How you can adopt critical thinking in professional practice
Chapter 6: Shaping the future: what is the role of critical analysis in the development of health and social care services?