Incredible news-- Introduction to Concept Mapping in Nursing: Critical Thinking in Action by Patricia Schmehl just received 5-stars and perfect score of 100 from Doody's Review Service! Reviewer, Viki Hedderick, DEd, MSN, BSN, from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, raves that compared to other concept mapping books, it is "the most comprehensive and easy one to use, hands down."
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"There are many intriguing features of this book. Overall, the easy to read and understand language makes it a pleasure to use. Features that enhance its value are the activities at the ends of chapters, such as Critical Thinking Questions and Activities and Case Studies. They drive home the information to apply the knowledge. The online companion resources provide additional options to learn and explore. Lastly, the final chapter explores various educational uses of concept maps extending into the nursing laboratory, organization and prioritization, and competencies, to name a few.
The intended audience is faculty and students. I readily see a valuable place for this book in both graduate and undergraduate settings. In addition, I see nurse educators in healthcare settings using the concept map process to keep staff current and to share new ideas/processes and concepts with experienced nurses.
As a supporter of concept maps, I have read many books on the subject, dating back to the early 1990s. This is the most comprehensive and easy one to use, hands down. My favorite features are the online resources and the extensive discussion of how to use concept maps beyond the traditional uses. The instructor resources are high quality and a definite value."