Innovation and Change in Professional Education

Clinical Learning and Teaching Innovations in Nursing

Dedicated Education Units Building a Better Future

Editors: Edgecombe, Kay, Bowden, Margaret (Eds.)

  • Offers unique, first-hand clinician, student, academic and management evaluations and experiences of Dedicated Education Units (DEUs)  
  • Gives practical examples of the processes, structure and resources needed to develop and run DEUs in varied contexts   
  • Blends pedagogy with the lived experiences of those working with DEUs in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Sweden ​
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About this book

This book provides an in-depth insight into the Dedicated Education Units (DEU) clinical learning strategy. It shows how DEUs work and explains the concept, philosophy, principles, practical implementation and first-hand experiences of this ground-breaking, global work-integrated learning strategy. It presents the benefits of DEUs and offers insight into how DEUs can provide real options for solving the increasingly complex dilemma of providing more students with more experiences of hands-on practice while reducing costs and ensuring greater numbers of work ready graduates. The book serves as a reference for nurse student education and is particularly salient for those setting up a DEU. It can be used as a springboard for work-integrated learning innovations for all practice-based disciplines.

Dedicated Education Units (DEU) provide a flexible clinical learning strategy with a focus on founding principles and adaptation to different clinical contexts rather than a concrete model for clinical learning. DEUs are essentially clinical environments in which students develop a sense of security to explore learning opportunities, knowing there are people present who will ensure they do not make intractable errors; people who will guide and support them to achieve optimal learning. Whilst developed initially for nurse education, DEUs can be adapted to other professional learning settings.

 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Edgecombe, Kay (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Dedicated Education Units in Nursing: The Concept

    Edgecombe, Kay

    Pages 27-43

  • The Dedicated Education Unit in Nursing as a Community of Practice

    Grealish, Laurie (et al.)

    Pages 45-62

  • An ‘Idea Whose Time Had Come’: The Flinders University School of Nursing Dedicated Education Unit—An Historical Perspective

    Gonda, Judith (Judy)

    Pages 63-78

  • The Canberra Dedicated Education Unit

    Bail, Kasia (et al.)

    Pages 79-89

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7232-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7231-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0648-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical Learning and Teaching Innovations in Nursing
Book Subtitle
Dedicated Education Units Building a Better Future
Editors
  • Kay Edgecombe
  • Margaret Bowden
Series Title
Innovation and Change in Professional Education
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7232-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7232-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7231-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0648-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 211
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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