A beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in by Helen Aveyard, Pam Sharp, Mary

By Helen Aveyard, Pam Sharp, Mary

This can be a beginner's consultant to the abilities of severe considering, severe writing and significant appraisal in well-being and social care, and talks you thru each degree of changing into a serious philosopher. every one bankruptcy tackles a distinct point of the method and utilizing examples and straightforward language exhibits you ways it truly is done.


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117] at [07/18/16]. Copyright © McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC. Not to be redistributed or modified in any way without permission. 22 23 Smith (2010) describes the responses from some health and social care workers to managing vast amounts of information. He highlights two main strategies: the ‘ostrich strategy’ that is adopted by those who do not try to keep up to date, and the ‘pigeon strategy’ in which professionals ‘cherry pick’ what they want to believe from all the available information.

This is because when you are new to a topic, it is usually most helpful to have an over view of that topic rather than to start by focusing on a specialist area that you may not be able to put into context. 117] at [07/18/16]. Copyright © McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC. Not to be redistributed or modified in any way without permission. THINK MORE CRITICALLY ABOUT READILY AVAILABLE INFORMATION CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE target audience. Be prepared to use the textbook as a springboard for further reading.

You need to try to ensure you get the whole picture rather than relying on just the first piece of ‘readily available information’ you find. We argued in Chapter 2 that unless you come across up-to-date guidelines or policies relating to your practice that are based on the best available evidence, the information that is readily available (that is, information that you do not need to search too hard for) will generally provide just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of available information on a topic and is generally best used as a springboard for further investigation or study.

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