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
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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