Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for NursesBy
- Carl Thompson, BSc(Hons), PhD, RN, Professor (Personal Chair), Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
- Dawn Dowding, BSc(Hons) PhD RN, Professor of Applied Health Research School of Health Care University of Leeds Leeds, UK
This book provides the skills and knowledge to use information effectively when exercising professional judgement and clinical decisions. By integrating theory with practical examples, it provides an overview of the key issues facing nurses in decision making today.
Qualified nurses, advanced practitioners (clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitoners, nurse practitioners), nurse educators, and nurses engaged in post-basic education, continuing professional development.
Paperback, 288 Pages
Published: July 2009
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- 1 Introduction
2 Uncertainty and nursing
3 Probability - the language of uncertainty
4 Using information in decision making
5 Theoretical approaches
6 What is a good judgement or decision?
7 When decision making goes wrong
8 Avoiding errors
9 Diagnosis for nurses
10 Prognosis in nursing
11 Evidence-based decisions - the role of decision analysis
12 The economics of clinical decision making
13 Involving patients in decision making
14 Communicating risks and benefits
15 Teaching clinical decision making and judgement