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Concept base Approach

Anyone else use Concept Base Approach textbook for their school? Am I the only person that feels like this book for the fundamental section, has a lot of irrelevant information and repetition . I'm reading the chapter base on Safety and it's talking about campaign zero. I Highly doubt a questions on this topic will actually come on the exam.How do I narrow down the fluff and get to the actual information ?

londonflo

Specializes in oncology.

I liked the book because it had the concepts discussed separately and the current educational movement is toward nursing concepts, away from the medical model. Conceptual learning opposed to memorization. 

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A concept-based curriculum in nursing involves examining concepts that link to the delivery of patient care. During the course of study, students focus on key, prevalent examples, and their interconnected nature

But I was faculty and it was refreshing to me to view concepts instead of systems. We did use it throughout the curriculum, starting in the first course. The future will show whether this will actually be the primary method to teach and learn nursing. 

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 A CONCEPT is the way in which our brains organize knowledge, giving that knowledge a name, so that we can think and talk about it with others (Rodgers, 2016).

New ideas always get tried out on the new students. When I was in nursing school, it was nursing diagnosis in its infancy.  Will you be saying in the future "M school tried to teach with this idea called concepts but it didn't fly" or "My school was an early adopter of this new learning theory, we pioneered it"!

The concepts are less fluff than it seems like. Like what you're reading about campaign zero, don't look at it as learning about ending police violence, look at it as applying the principles you're learning about safety and using campaign zero as a modern example.  You learn a lot of concrete information, but it's all going to center around certain key concepts.

And it's going to be A LOT of repetition, that's the point.  You're not there to cure a disease, you're there to help manage the symptoms.  And how to manage the symptoms of any disease that effects your lungs is going to be teaching you the same things over and over, because you're going to do the same basic things almost every time.  Getting annoyed at repetition is good, that means that you're understanding the basic principle that it's trying to teach you.

1 hour ago, TheDudeWithTheBigDog said:

The concepts are less fluff than it seems like. Like what you're reading about campaign zero, don't look at it as learning about ending police violence, look at it as applying the principles you're learning about safety and using campaign zero as a modern example.  You learn a lot of concrete information, but it's all going to center around certain key concepts.

And it's going to be A LOT of repetition, that's the point.  You're not there to cure a disease, you're there to help manage the symptoms.  And how to manage the symptoms of any disease that effects your lungs is going to be teaching you the same things over and over, because you're going to do the same basic things almost every time.  Getting annoyed at repetition is good, that means that you're understanding the basic principle that it's trying to teach you.

What you said really hit me " You're not there to cure a disease, you're there help manage the symptoms" . Thanks for that advice !

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