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Critical Thinking in Nursing : A Practical Approach

Critical Thinking in Nursing : A Practical Approach - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0721682778

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Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Published: 1999
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Critical Thinking in Nursing : A Practical Approach - 2ND 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0721682778

Rosalinda Alfaro-Lefevre

ISBN13: 978-0721682778
ISBN10: 0721682774
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 99
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Textbook format w/outcomes, pre-tests, summaries, exercises; clinical judgement, communication, strategy. Appropriate for: Undergraduate Nursing Students, Nurses.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Assumptions and Promises
Four Ways We Change


Ch. 1 Overview: What is Critical Thinking, and Why is it Important?

Why Focus on Critical Thinking?
How This Book Helps Develop Thinking Skills
What's Your Thinking Style, and Why Does It Matter?
What's the Difference Between Thinking and Critical Thinking?
Critical Thinking: Some Different Definitions
Characteristics (Attitudes) of Critical Thinkers
Reflection and Insight ("Hemming and Hawing" and "AHA!")
What's Familiar and What's New About Critical Thinking

Ch. 2 How to Think Critically

Factors Influencing Critical Thinking Ability
Communicating Effectively
Critical Thinking Strategies
Critical Thinking Skills

Ch. 3 Critical Thinking in Nursing: An Overview

What Is Critical Thinking in Nursing?
Clinical Judgment (Clinical Reasoning)

Ch. 4 Critical Thinking in Nursing: Beyond Clinical Judgment

Moral and Ethical Reasoning
Nursing Research
Teaching Others
Teaching Ourselves
Test-taking

Ch. 5 Practical Critical Thinking Skills

I Practicing the Skill: Identifying Assumptions
II Practicing the Skill: Identifying an Organized and Comprehensive Approach to Discovery (Assessment)
III Practicing the Skill: Checking Accuracy and Reliability of Data (Validation)
IV Practicing the Skill: Distinguishing Normal from Abnormal and Identifying Signs and Symptoms
V Practicing the Skill: Making Inferences (Drawing Valid Conclusions)
VI Practicing the Skill: Clustering Related Cues (Data)
VII Practicing the Skill: Distinguishing Relevant from Irrelevant
VIII Practicing the Skill: Recognizing Inconsistencies
IX Practicing the Skill: Identifying Patterns
X Practicing the Skill: Identifying Missing Information
XI Practicing the Skill: Identifying Actual and Potential (Risk) Problems/Supporting Conclusions with Evidence
XII Practicing the Skill: Setting Priorities
XIII Practicing the Skill: Determining Specific, Realistic, Client-Centered Goals (Expected Outcomes)
XIV Practicing the Skill: Determining Specific Interventions
XV Practicing the Skill: Evaluating and Correcting Our Thinking
XVI Practicing the Skill: Developing a Comprehensive Plan/Evaluating and Updating the Plan
Response Key


Appendix A: Definitions of Critical Thinking
Appendix B: What's Your Preferred Learning Style?
Appendix C: Improving Writing Through Critical Thinking
Appendix D: Examples of: Critical Path, Data Base Assessment Tool, Neurological Focus Assessment Tool, Neurovascular Focus Assessment Tool
Appendix E: American Nurses Association Standards for Practice
Appendix F Part I: American Nurses Association Code for Nurses
Appendix F Part II: A Patient's Bill of Rights
Appendix G: A Critical Thinking Model for Nursing Judgment
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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