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Critical Pedagogy in Nursing

Transformational Approaches to Nurse Education in a Globalized World


  • considers how best to educate nurses in what has come to be known as `the post Francis era'

  • Argues that the NHS demands a new set of skills not currently taught in traditional nursing education

  • Offers a co-creative alternative to the traditional nursing curriculum


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sue Dyson
    Pages 1-19
  3. Sue Dyson
    Pages 69-96
  4. Sue Dyson
    Pages 97-119
  5. Sue Dyson
    Pages 121-138
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-190

About this book


This book explores the academic processes of nursing education in times of uncertainty around healthcare policy and healthcare provision. Grounded in research examining current theory, policy and culture around nursing pedagogy, Sue Dyson addresses the core issues facing nurses today and argues that the current curriculum no longer reflects or serves contemporary nursing practice. In a time of scandals, cuts in funding and shortfalls in the profession, this book provides an answer to the growing call for a dynamic restructuring of nurse education. Offering a critical analysis of innovative pedagogies for nursing, the author proposes the notion of the co-created curriculum as a way forward for nurse education in the post-Francis era. This will be an invaluable read to academics, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of nursing, medicine, education, education policy and medical sociology.


nursing nursing education Critical pedagogy contemporary nursing practice nurse volunteering post Francis era politics of higher education vocational learning nursing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Health and EducationMiddlesex UniversityLondonUK

About the authors

Sue Dyson is Professor of Nursing at Middlesex University. Her research focuses on volunteering and volunteerism, educational experiences of international nursing students, the educational experiences of young people with sickle cell disorder, and pedagogic research to inform nursing and midwifery education.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Critical Pedagogy in Nursing
  • Book Subtitle Transformational Approaches to Nurse Education in a Globalized World
  • Authors Sue Dyson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-56890-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-84932-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-56891-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 190
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medical Sociology
    Education Policy
    Medical Education
    Health Psychology
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