Critical Thinking in Clinical Practice Improving the Quality of Judgments and Decisions
Edition: 3rd 2012
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The knowledge and skills of critical thinking, evidence-based practice, problem solving, judgment, and decision making are essential to effectively serve clients in all types of clinical practices. Gambrill teaches clinicians and students how to avoid fallacies and biases in thinking as well as the skills to make well-informed, ethical decisions. The book is premised on the belief is that clinical decision making is a challenging process that can be improved by honing the skills integral to evidence-based practice-in other words, these are skills that can be taught and improved over time. Part I lays the foundation for critical thinking in clinical practice and Part II explores common sources of error. Parts III and IV provide practical guidance with decision aides and applications of critical thinking skills to clinical decision making. Part V concludes the book with a look at the lifelong learning implications of critical thinking and decision making skills.
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/25/2012
Size: 7.10" wide x 10.02" long x 1.80" tall
|Lay of the Land|
|The Need for Critical Thinking in Clinical Practice|
|Sources of Influence on Clinical Decisions|
|Reasons and Reasoning: The Heart of Making Decisions|
|Different Views of Knowledge and How to Get It: Exploring Your Personal Epistemology|
|Common Sources of Error|
|The Influence of Language and Persuasion Strategies|
|Formal and Informal Fallacies: Mistakes in Thinking and How to Avoid Them|
|Classification, Authority, and Focusing on Pathology|
|Content and Procedural Knowledge|
|Taking Advantage of Research on Judgment, Problem Solving, and Decision Making|
|Evidence-Based Practice: A Philosophy and Process for Making Informed Decisions|
|Posing Questions and Searching for Answers|
|Critical Appraisal of Practice- and Policy-Related Research: The Need for Skepticism|
|Applying Critical Thinking Skills to Clinical Decisions|
|Making Decisions About Data Collection|
|Discovering Causes of Clients' Problems: Common Biases|
|Making Predictions: Improving the Odds|
|Enhancing the Quality of Case Conferences, Team Meetings, and Organizational Culture|
|Overcoming Personal Obstacles to Critical Thinking|
|Maintaining Critical Thinking Skills|
|About the Author|