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Book review: Thoughtful Health Care

Adult nursing senior lecturer Karen Sanders reviews Thoughtful Health Care: Ethical Awareness and Reflective Practice.
Thoughtful Healthcare

Thoughtful Health Care: Ethical Awareness and Reflective Practice

David Seedhouse

Sage

£22.99 | 216pp

ISBN: 9781473953833

This easy-to-read book is a must for nurses seeking to improve the care they provide. It challenges many of the belief structures in the NHS, as well as how healthcare professionals see the health service. It also examines clearly and honestly where policymakers have made mistakes.

Fictional scenarios, stories and ‘stop and think’ statements are presented throughout the text to challenge the reader’s views, encourage them to think independently, develop their problem-solving abilities, improve their critical decision-making skills and reflect on their own practice.

The eight chapters explore subjects such as values, the use of simplistic labels, how healthcare professionals view patients and the purpose of the NHS.

The book’s format helps readers to review critically and reflect on

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