Critical Thinking in Nursing: A Cognitive Skills Workbook

Critical Thinking in Nursing: A Cognitive Skills Workbook

By: Sharon Beasley (author), Saundra Lipe (author)Paperback

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Description

This text introduces nursing students to the cognitive skills, or "critical thinking," required of professional nurses. Using a practical approach and a nursing process framework throughout, the book provides a bridge between theory and the application of skills. Cognitive skills are presented in a competency-based, clinically oriented format, with emphasis on teaching critical thinking. Written at an accessible reading level, chapters end with a workbook section, to provide students with real-world applications of what they have learned. Case studies and checklists throughout aid the student in applying content.

Contents

Unit One BASIC CONCEPTS OF COGNITIVE SKILLS 1 Chapter 1 Critical Thinking 3 Definition 3 Relationship to Problem Solving and Decision Making 3 The Critical Thinker 4 Intellectual Standards in Thinking 4 Process of Critical Thinking 7 Skills of Critical Thinking 9 Pitfalls in Critical Thinking 10 Summary 11 Chapter 2 Problem Solving 19 Definition 19 Nursing Process 19 Decision Making 20 Steps in the Problem-Solving Process 20 Problem-Solving Strategies 23 Pitfalls in Problem Solving 24 Summary 25 Chapter 3 Decision Making 37 Definition 37 Differentiating Decision Making From Problem Solving 37 Factors Influencing Decision Making 38 Characteristics of an Effective Decision Maker 38 Decision Making in Nursing 38 Approaches to Participative Decision Making 39 Decision-Making Tools 40 Process of Decision Making 40 Errors in Decision Making 45 Summary 47 Chapter 4 Priority Setting 59 Definition 59 Time Management 59 Prioritizing Patient Needs 60 Prioritizing Nursing Diagnoses 61 Priority Activities 65 Multitasking 66 Prioritizing Within the Nursing Process 67 Pitfalls in Priority Setting 69 Summary 70 Unit Two COGNITIVE SKILLS IN THE NURSING PROCESS 85 Chapter 5 Nursing Process Applications 87 Definition 87 Role of the Nursing Process 89 Steps of the Nursing Process 90 Care Plan 101 Pitfalls 101 Summary 105 Chapter 6 Delegation 121 Definition 121 Principles of Delegation 122 Five Rights of Delegation 123 Obstacles to Delegation 127 Delegation Procedure 128 Summary 135 Chapter 7 Communication 149 Levels of Communication 149 Verbal Communication 149 Collaboration 150 Report Skills 151 Conflict Resolution 153 Physician Notification 154 Written Communication 157 Summary 157 Chapter 8 Patient Teaching 171 Applying the Nursing Process 171 Learning Needs Assessment 172 Analyzing Needs 178 Outcome Identification 179 Planning the Lesson 179 Implementing the Educational Session 181 Evaluating the Educational Process 181 Summary 183 Unit Three APPLICATION OF COGNITIVE SKILLS 195 Chapter 9 Applying Clinical Reasoning to Various Practice Settings 197 Definition 198 Reasoning 198 Guidelines for Decision Making 198 Application of Cognitive Skills 201 Clinical Reasoning Applications 203 Evaluating the Workload 203 Knowledge and Ability for Varied Settings 204 Pitfalls in Clinical Reasoning 205 Summary 206 Chapter 10 Ethical Decision Making 229 Definition 229 Ethical Guides 230 American Nurses Association Code of Ethics 232 Critical Thinking 235 Process of Ethical Decision Making 236 Ethics Committees 238 Frequent Areas of Dilemma 238 Self-Determination 238 Professional Caregiver Issues 240 Pitfalls in Ethical Decision Making 241 Summary 241 Chapter 11 Applying Nursing Judgment in Clinical Settings 257 Definition 258

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780781740425
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780781740425
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 0781740428

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