Study Skills for Health Students and Social Care Students helps students and practitioners to build confidence through developing the key skills required for both academic study and clinical practice.

Claire Craig introduces all the skills necessary to bridge the gap between study and practice, with a strong focus on the contextualization of skills and their transferability to the clinical setting. Fundamental skills and principles for researching, processing information, and for communicating and expressing findings are all covered.

It includes practical advice on:

organizing student learning; accessing support; recording ideas and information; expressing ideas verbally; expressing ideas in writing; working with others

Working with Others

Working with others


Case conference: A meeting of professionals to discuss how best to support a client's needs.

CPA: An abbreviation of care programme approach, which calls together a range of professionals involved in patient care to ensure that different community services are coordinated to meet the individual's needs.

Forming: Part of the group process described by Tuckman and Jensen (1977) where group members first come together.

Group dynamics: Describes the group processes and interactions that reflect how the group evolves and develops.

Ice breakers: Introductory activities used to help group members get to know each other.

Key worker: The member of the multidisciplinary team responsible for coordinating care.

Norming: A term used to describe the point at which the group has cohesion.

Performing: The point at which the group ...

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