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Critical Thinking in Nursing

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Clinical decision making using information to make evaluations and decisions about a pt's condition; involves helping pt's apply intervention
Concept map Care-planning tool that assists in critical thinking and forming associations between a pt's nursing diagnoses and interventions
Critical thinking process of purposeful, self regulatory judgement giving reasoned consideration to evidence, contexts, conceptualizations, methods, and criteria; asks "Why?', "What am I missing?", What If...
Decision making Product of critical thinking that focuses on problem resolutions
Diagnostic reasoning analytical process for determining a pt's health problems; requires assigning meaning to behaviors and physical signs and symptoms
Evidence-based knowledge knowledge based on research or clinical expertise
Inference drawing conclusions from related pieces of evidence and previous experience
Nursing process Five-step clinical decision-making approach: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation; for diagnosing and treating human responses to actual or potential health problems
Problem solving Obtaining information and using it combined with personal knowledge to find a solution to the problem
Reflection Purposefully thinking back or recalling a situation to discover its purpose or meaning
Scientific Method Five step process : Identifying the problem, collecting data, formulating hypothesis, testing hypothesis, evaluating results
Created by: JaeLaw23