The Practice of Radiology Education

Author: Teresa van Deven
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642032349
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The practice of radiology education: challenges and trends will provide truly helpful gu- ance for those of you involved in teaching and training in radiology. The goal of this book is ultimately to improve patient care. As a companion piece to the first book radiology education: the scholarship of teaching and learning, this book focuses on applying the concepts at a practical level that can be applied flexibly within educational programs for radiology residents and fellows in any medical imaging learning environment. This book focuses on the application of scholarship in terms of the “dissemination of useful, testable and reproducible information to others. ” It links educational theory with practice and for those of you who wish to explore educational practice further, a number of chapters s- gest additional readings and resources. The publication is timely and congruent with one of the most important twenty-first century trends in medical education: the move from amateurism to professionalism in teaching. In the past, medical schools and other health professions’ training institutions have been criticized for their resistance to the adoption of the science of medical edu- tion. Very few of us learned how to teach as medical students and most of us have our teaching responsibilities thrust on us with little preparation. The award of a basic medical degree was assumed to carry with it basic teaching expertise, unfortunately an unw- ranted assumption in some cases.

Radiology Education

Author: Kathryn M. Hibbert
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642276008
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book reviews the philosophies, theories, and principles that underpin assessment and evaluation in radiology education, highlighting emerging practices and work done in the field. The sometimes conflicting assessment and evaluation needs of accreditation bodies, academic programs, trainees, and patients are carefully considered. The final section of the book examines assessment and evaluation in practice, through the development of rich case studies reflecting the implementation of a variety of approaches. This is the third book in a trilogy devoted to radiology education. The previous two books focused on the culture and the learning organizations in which our future radiologists are educated and on the application of educational principles in the education of radiologists. Here, the trilogy comes full circle: attending to the assessment and evaluation of the education of its members has much to offer back to the learning of the organization.

Philosophy of Science for Nursing Practice Second Edition

Author: Michael D. Dahnke, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826129293
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written for DNP and PhD nursing programs, this text, based on a unique team-taught philosophy of science nursing courses, distills challenging content and delivers it in clear, highly accessible language for professors untrained in philosophy and their students. Authored by a nurse researcher/philosopher team who developed and taught this course for more than 7 years, the book provides a unique, integrated viewpoint that avoids esoteric and overly theoretical discussions and facilitates a clear connection between the philosophy of science and nursing science and practice. This second edition offers enhanced clarity and encompasses updates in philosophy of science interpretation, nursing practice and science, and a still-emerging practice epistemology. It is distinguished by its increased emphasis on DNP investigation that relies on a fundamental relationship with evidence-based practice, as well as the informational needs of the PhD student and the type of research the PhD graduate is expected to produce. The bulk of the text focuses on basic principles and concepts of the philosophy of science in regard to the education of both DNP and PhD nursing students. The book discusses the concept of nursing as a “practice discipline” within historical and sociological contexts, and addresses the importance of philosophy of science knowledge within a practice discipline. It examines the controversial question of how much philosophy of science a doctoral student actually needs. The text concludes with a brief introduction to nursing science knowledge content that is an essential “bridge” to the philosophy of science content and serves as a “next step” toward building a nursing epistemology. New to the Second Edition: Revised to enhance clarity of information Reflects contemporary trends in doctoral nursing education Updated Questions for Reflection offer scholarly discourse New appendix offers a sample semester-based syllabus based on the second edition Key Features: Provides concise, accessible information that makes clear connections to practical applications Written jointly by a philosopher and a nurse scholar who co-teach the course Facilitates student ability to see the real connection between philosophy and practice Increased focused content on how philosophy of science content is essential to understand evidence-based and practice-based evidence

Radiology Education

Author: Rethy K. Chhem
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540689893
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a book about scholarship in the broadest sense. The writing of this book has shown how through scholarship we can bring together academics, practitioners, scientists, radio logists, and administrators from around the world to begin the kinds of conversations that promise to move us to a new way of thinking about and enacting radiology education. Over the past century, we have witnessed tremendous change in biomedical science and the scope of this change has demanded new approaches to medical education. The most significant of the changes in medical education has been a fundamental paradigm shift from a teacher-centered approach to a student-centered approach. This shift, c- bined with the explosion of knowledge, has pressed medical schools to undertake major curricular and institutional reform. At the same time, progress in medical education research methods has led to innovative approaches to support the improvement of learning methods and evaluation. Over the past several years there has also been a shift toward thinking about and planning for medical education beyond the undergraduate level to include postgraduate and continuing medical education, but also to consider learning within the professional environment and the development of professional continuous education. Viewing medical education as a continuum that spans from the first year of medical school until retirement introduces new ways to conceptualize the teaching and learning needs that address lifelong learning demands that extend over 30 or 40 years.

The Nursing Experience Trends Challenges and Transitions Fifth Edition

Author: Lucille Joel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071458269
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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One of the Most Widely Used Texts in Nursing Education! Praise for the Fourth Edition:--"The purpose, according to the authors, is to endow students with an insatiable intellectual curiosity that goes beyond the book. Their hope is that nursing students will be both well informed and motivated to search for additional answers beyond the pages of the book. The objectives are worthy and well met....This is an excellent introduction to the nursing experience. As a reference for nurses or as a motivator for high school, pre-nursing, or nursing students, it is exemplary. The author's current and previous professional roles add to the in-depth information. It has numerous features not found in other books, including the history of many nursing milestones. Much effort has gone into providing a succinct overview of nursing as a profession....I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the history, trends, and transitions of the nursing profession. 5 STARS!"--Doody's Review Service This outstanding introduction to the nursing experience covers trends, issues, and nursing history all in one book and is enriched by the experience and expertise of the authors. Readers will find essential coverage of the changing roles of nurses in managed care and institutional settings, the options within nursing, special help with finding the right fit, and growth opportunities within the profession.

Radiology Today

Author: Friedrich H. W. Heuck
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642687083
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This book reflects the views of an international faculty and provides an authoritative appraisal of modern radiology. It represents the sec ond volume in a planned series of competent overviews, and is mod eled on the successful first volume, Radiology Today, which was enthu siastically received by an international readership. We were encour aged by the comments we received to continue blending the latest ad vances in radiology with comprehensive teaching material concerning modern radiological practice. The Radiology Today 1982 meeting again brought together outstanding radiologists from Europe and North America for the purpose of sharing their experiences and their viewpoints of the current position and opportunities of imaging in medicine. Updating his/her knowledge of advances in medical imaging has be come an integral part of continuing medical education for every radiol ogist. Because all imaging modalities are continuously being refined, new clinical applications develop and frequently replace more com plex or more invasive procedures. Also, the relationship of imaging procedures to each other changes constantly, and with it the configura tion of critical diagnostic pathways for investigation of clinical signs and symptoms. To recognize this trend is important, because it is ex panding the role of the radiologist: our involvement in active guidance to the point of the patient's diagnostic workup has increased signifi cantly where it has become strategic.

PACS

Author: Keith J. Dreyer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387310703
Format: PDF, Mobi
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PACS: A Guide to the Digital Revolution, Second Edition, fills an incredible need by explaining the technological advances associated with the transition of radiology departments to filmless environments. The editors are leaders in the field of medical imaging and they provide insight into emerging technologies for physicians, administrators, and other interested groups. Chapters address key topics in current literature with regard to the generation, transfer, interpretation, and distribution of images. This new edition has been updated to include: 1. An overview of the latest medical imaging standards; 2. A discussion of security issues as they relate to PACS, especially regarding HIPAA; 3. An introduction to current information on PACS workstations, including the impact of new software and hardware on radiologists; 4. An updated explanation of data storage and compression that highlights how advancements are applied; 5. A section on how PACS influences research and education.

Dental Education at the Crossroads

Author: Marilyn J. Field
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN:
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Six dental schools have closed in the last decade and others are in jeopardy. This book offers specific recommendations on oral health assessment, access to dental care, dental school curricula, financing for education, research priorities, examinations and licensing, and other key areas. It explores the relationship of dental education to the university, the dental profession, and society at large.