It may seem daunting to stand in front of your peers at a conference or seminar to present your original research, quality assurance activity, clinical initiative or idea. Similarly, the thought of preparing your work for publication in a peer-reviewed journal such as the Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal may seem like something you would have never considered. Targeted primarily at nurses, with applicability across all disciplines, the text “a nurse's guide to presenting and publishing: dare to share”, will assist you in taking this first step or building on your previous presentation and/or publication experience. Additionally, this text will be of benefit if you facilitate workshops or seminars on preparing for publication or presentation.
This text is divided into 5 sections
small steps to open to your creativity
small steps to present what you do
small steps to write about what you do
small steps to cultivate support circles
small steps: send off
As these section titles suggest, the content of this text is divided into ‘small steps’. Each ‘small step’ is a chapter—the text has 93 chapters in total, with a length between two and six pages each. The large number of chapters is to this texts advantage, it presents the information into easy to read quantities, in a logical order, that build on previous chapters. This approach will grow your presentation and publication style and character. Additionally, the text has a great balance of written information, examples, suggestions and practical tools. The overall impression from this text is that the author developed and published it to provide a level of information sharing amongst the nursing profession, to enhance what we do not necessarily do with confidence—dare to share our work, experiences and ideas.
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