Great Clinical Minds: Profs in Centre for Nursing and Health Studies launch e-text

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Authored Dr. Sherri Melose, associate professor; Dr. Caroline Park, professor; and Dr. Beth Perry, professor - in AU's Centre for Nursing and Health Studies

Authored Dr. Sherri Melose, associate professor; Dr. Caroline Park, professor; and Dr. Beth Perry, professor – in AU’s Centre for Nursing and Health Studies

Three Registered Nurse (RN) professors in AU’s Centre for Nursing and Health Studies have just launched a peer-reviewed e-text.

Drs. Sherri Melrose, Caroline Park, and Beth Perry have co-authored Creative Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions —a home-grown, must-read for nurses and other health professionals “who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical settings.”

Dr. Melrose, associate professor, 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.

Dr. Park, professor, is currently the Chair of Graduate Programs in the Centre for Nursing and Health Studies. She has taught in a variety of nurse education settings and leads research projects related to technology-enhanced clinical education and mobile learning.

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

Sherry Melrose, PhD, RN; Associate Professor Centre for Nursing and Health Studies Athabasca University

Sherry Melrose, PhD, RN; Associate Professor, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies, Athabasca University

Excerpted from the e-text’s introduction:

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.

“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.

~Creative Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions

The e-book can be read online or on a Smartphone using this link: http://epub-fhd.athabascau.ca/clinical-teaching/
Or download the free E-pub, mobi or PDF. “Dip in anytime to a chapter that interests you and enjoy!” remarks Park.
For more information, you can email her directly at: clpark@athabascau.ca

Caroline Park PhD, RN; Professor Centre for Nursing and Health Studies Athabasca University

Caroline Park, PhD, RN; Professor, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies, Athabasca University

Beth Perry PhD, RN; Professor Centre for Nursing and Health Studies Athabasca University

Beth Perry, PhD, RN; Professor, Centre for Nursing and Health Studies, Athabasca University