Key Features

  • Review of up-to-date research into clinical professional judgement and decision making
  • Focus on evidence and skills and knowledge relevant to nursing practice
  • Combines current theory with analysis of applications in practice
  • Learning exercises and self-assessment components in each chapter
  • Comprehensive coverage of subject

Table of Contents

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

Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702042522
Electronic ISBN:
9780702061622
Print ISBN:
9780443067273

About the authors