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Creative Clinical Teaching In The Health Professions

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Sherri Melrose, Athabasca University

Caroline Park, Athabasca University

Beth Perry, Athabasca University

Pub Date: 2015

Publisher: Independent

Language: English

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Reviewed by James Hulse, Adjunct Faculty, Oregon Institute of Technology on 5/22/18

Each chapter covered the topic of the chapter at an appropriate depth for a textbook on Creative Clinical Teaching. For instance the first chapter provided a reasonable synopsis of education theories and how these could be applied to clinical... read more


Reviewed by Bret Wood, Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte on 2/2/18

The text covers major areas instruction and evaluation in clinical health education. Although the text attempts to be comprehensive in covering a variety of healthcare disciplines, the authors area of expertise is clinical nursing education. Most... read more


Reviewed by Susan Lane , Assistant Professor , Appalachian State University on 2/2/18

Overall, the text is comprehensive. read more


Reviewed by Elizabeth Prabhakar, Senior Lecturer Human Physiology and Neuroscience, Ph.D, FHEA, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom on 8/16/17

I decided to review this book as part of my involvement with teaching Physiology and Pharmacology on the Allied Health Physician Associates programme in recent years (and also on Medical and Dental Programs previously). I therefore began to... read more


Reviewed by Catherine Graeve, Adjunct Professor, Minneapolis Community and Technical College on 6/21/17

The text covers many practical ideas in clinical teaching components. The title page is clear and effective for getting helping the reader understand where to look for information. There is no glossary, but I'm not sure that it is needed for this... read more


Reviewed by Connie Miller, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Nursing on 2/9/17

This book covers all areas of clinical instruction for adult learners in health professions, with a heavy emphasis on nursing education. Useful From the Field examples, activities and tools provided with practical creative teaching strategies... read more


Reviewed by Lyons Hardy, Instructor, Virginia Commonwealth University on 2/9/17

This text covers the subject matter appropriately. It covers a wide range of applicable topics while also providing a deep dive into the concept of clinical education. I did not note an index or glossary, but I may have been looking in the wrong... read more


Reviewed by Amanda Cavanagh, Clinical Instructor of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care , Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine on 12/6/16

The text is a comprehensive resource for teaching adult learners in the clinical setting. The text not only focuses on teaching techniques, but also focuses on important adjunctive aspects of being an effective educator (developing a teaching... read more


Reviewed by Lora Ballweber, Professor, Colorado State University on 12/6/16

Based on the title, the textbook sticks to the topic of clinical teaching. However, the "Health Professions" aspect is limited. It is clear throughout the book that nursing is the primary area of focus. Other human health... read more


Table of Contents

Chapter One: Theoretical Foundations of Teaching and Learning
Chapter Two: Where Do I Fit In? Articulating a Personal Philosophy
Chapter Three: The Clinical Learning Environment
Chapter Four: Professional Socialization of Health Care Professionals
Chapter Five: Technology Enhanced Clinical Education
Chapter Six: Evaluation of Learning
Chapter Seven: Preceptors: Essential to Learner Success

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About the Book

This peer reviewed e-book is a must-read for nurses and other health professionals who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical settings. Each chapter presents current evidence informed educational practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with text boxes describing ‘Creative Strategies' that clinical teachers from across Canada have successfully implemented. For those who are interested in background knowledge, the authors provided a comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do,' the text box summaries offer step-by-step directions for creative, challenging activities that both new and experienced instructors can begin using immediately.

About the Contributors


Sherri Melrose, PhD, RN, Athabasca University. Melrose has published widely on educating health professionals, facilitates a graduate course in clinical teaching and is a winner of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Award for Excellence in Nursing Education. 

Caroline Park, PhD, RN, Athabasca University. Park, currently the Chair of Graduate Programs, has taught in a variety of nurse education settings and leads research projects related to technology enhanced clinical education and mobile learning. 

Beth Perry, PhD, RN, Athabasca University. Perry is an established author and is the principal investigator of a SSHRC-funded study exploring artistic pedagogical technologies. Perry is also a winner of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Award for Excellence in Nursing Education.