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Skill analysis part 1: defining and implementing a practice skill

Price, Bob (2011). Skill analysis part 1: defining and implementing a practice skill. Nursing Standard, 26(15-17) pp. 50–55.

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This is the first of three articles exploring skill analysis, assisting readers to select and describe a practice skill of their choice. The aim is to help the nurse to proceed in a stepwise fashion, to understand what comprises the skill and what is important as the skill is put into action. It is anticipated that readers will make varying progress in this work. Some will analyse their skill with considerable confidence, others much more tentatively. However, first insights are important and valuable. In subsequent articles, the reader is assisted to evaluate the chosen skill and then make plans for its improvement. The most valuable aspect of this series is the understanding of the skill analysis process as a means to focus reflective practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 RCN Publishing
ISSN: 0029-6570
Keywords: practice skills; professional development; skill analysis; technique
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Item ID: 35547
Depositing User: Robert Price
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 09:56
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2012 09:56
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