Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment A Practical Approach to Outcome-Focused Thinking

ISBN-10: 1416039481

ISBN-13: 9781416039488

Edition: 4th 2008

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Develop the critical thinking skills you need for success in todays challenging healthcare setting with Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment: A Practical Approach to Outcome-Focused Thinking, 4th Edition! This books insightful and motivational style makes the concept of critical thinking come alive. Learning difficult concepts is easy with the books how-to approach that provides supporting rationales to help you understand why and how to make decisions. User-friendly and motivational style with vivid examples, anecdotes, and real case scenarios brings content to life. Helps you work smarter not harder by providing workplace strategies for managing time, dealing with conflict, and giving bad news. Incorporates practical strategies to promote critical thinking with evidence showing why and how the strategies apply to real life. Emphasizes the importance of ethics- and standards-based professional practice in a world of increasing accountability to keep both you and your patients safe. Incorporates cultural, spiritual, and lifespan content throughout and addresses nurses roles in hospitals, communities, and long-term care settings for a balanced, comprehensive look at critical thinking. Pre-Chapter Self-Tests help you focus on learning outcomes by identifying your learning needs. Independent learning is easy with user-friendly features such as Key Points, Critical Thinking Exercises, unique HMO (Help Me Out) cartoons, and much more. New illustrations clarify key concepts and reflect the latest developments in critical thinking. UNIQUE! Applies brain-based learning principles through the use of strategies that challenge the mind to help you gain a better understanding of the content. A wealth of new content, including problem-focused versus outcome-focused thinking, prioritization, novice and expert thinking, evidence-based practice, and more, provides you with the latest information in the field. UNIQUE! Other Perspectives and Critical Moments vignettes with giraffe and elephant icons make learning this important information fun and engaging. Covers the Institute of Medicines competencies and delegation strategies based on the ANAs Principles for Delegation. NCLEX examination-style review section includes multiple-choice questions to helps you prepare for board exams.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 3/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 303
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

What Is Critical Thinking and Why Do We Care?
How to Think Critically
Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment in Nursing
Critical Thinking in Nursing: Beyond Clinical Judgment
Practicing Clinical Judgment Skills: Up Close and Clinical
Mastering Common Workplace Skills
Response Key for Chapters 1 to 5 Critical Thinking Exercises
Appendices
Mind Mapping (Concept Mapping): Getting in the Right State of Mind
Patients Rights
D.E.A.D O.N. (A Game to Promote Critical Thinking)
Example Critical Pathway
Admission Assessment Tool
Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) Examples
American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Practice and Professional Performance Related to Registered Nurses NEW!
NCLEX“ Practice Questions With Answers and Rationales NEW!
Glossary
Index
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