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Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment

A Practical Approach

What's behind every healed patient? Critical thinking! Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment: A Practical Approach, 5th Edition, provides the tools you need to become a safe, competent nurse. Using an inspiring, insightful, "how-to" approach, this book helps you develop critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and test-taking skills in preparation for the NCLEX® Examination and, even more importantly, apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning to nursing practice. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning strategies come to life through the use of real-life scenarios and decision-making tools, all supported with evidence for why the strategies work. Expert author Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre makes the concepts of critical thinking and clinical reasoning come alive, so you can start thinking like a nurse and learn essential critical thinking and clinical judgment reasoning skills for nursing practice.

Paperback, 336 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-2776-0

Contents

  • 1. What are Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment?

    2. How to Develop Critical Thinking

    3. Clinical Reasoning and Clinical Judgment

    4. Ethical Reasoning, Evidence-Based Practice, Teaching Others, Teaching Ourselves, and Test-Taking

    5. Practicing Clinical Reasoning Skills: Applying Nursing Process

    6. Developing Interpersonal, Teamwork, and Self-management Skills

    Response Key for Exercises in Chapters 1 to 5

    Appendix A: Concept Mapping: Getting in the "Right" State of Mind

    Appendix B: Key Brain Parts Involved in Thinking

    Appendix C: Patients’ Rights

    Appendix D: ANA Standards of Practice and Professional Performance for Registered Nurses

    Appendix E: Comprehensive Patient Admission Tool

    Appendix F: NCLEX Practice Questions

    Glossary

    Index

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