Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781437727760, 9781437727777

Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment

5th Edition

A Practical Approach

Authors: Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre
Paperback ISBN: 9781437727760
eBook ISBN: 9781437727777
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 15th December 2011
Page Count: 336

Description

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.

Key Features

  • A simple approach and motivational writing style includes vivid examples, memorable anecdotes, and realistic case scenarios to make content come alive.
  • Practical strategies promote critical thinking and critical reasoning with supporting evidence for why the strategies work.
  • A focus on the "how to" (application) and supporting rationale (theory) makes difficult concepts easy to learn.
  • Coverage of timely topics includes problem-focused versus outcome-focused thinking, prioritizing decision-making, applying delegation principles, improving communication skills to prevent errors, and working smarter (not harder), with strategies to deal with workplace challenges such as managing time, managing conflict, and giving bad news.
  • An emphasis on ethics- and standards-based professional practice helps you prepare for practice in a world of increasing accountability.
  • Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning exercises help you understand the material and apply it to clinical practice.
  • Scenarios apply concepts to real-life situations.
  • Critical Moments offer simple strategies, self-care tips, and words of wisdom that can go a long way in improving clinical results.
  • Highlighted rules and clever mnemonics help you learn and remember important concepts.
  • UNIQUE! H.M.O. (Help Me Out) cartoons use humor to help you learn and apply important nursing concepts.
  • 25 NCLEX® Examination-style questions help you prepare for the NCLEX Examination.

Table of 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

Details

No. of pages:
336
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437727777
eBook ISBN:
9781455777488
Paperback ISBN:
9781437727760

About the Author

Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Teaching Smart/Learning Easy, Stuart, FL

Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Teaching Smart/Learning Easy, Stuart, FL