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CRITICAL THINKING AND CRITICAL THINKING AND THE NURSING PROCESS THE NURSING PROCESS Summer 2009 Summer 2009 Donna M. Penn RN, MSN, CNE Donna M. Penn RN, MSN, CNE
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Critical Thinking and Critical Thinking and Nursing Judgment Nursing Judgment How do we make decisions? How do nurses make decisions about patient care? What do we rely on to help us in decision making?
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Critical Thinking and Critical Thinking and Nursing Judgment Nursing Judgment Not a linear step by step process Process acquired through hard work, commitment, and an active curiosity toward learning Decision making is the skill that separates the professional nurse from technical or
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Critical Thinking and Critical Thinking and Nursing Judgment Nursing Judgment Good problem solving skills Not always a clear textbook answer Nurse must learn to question, look at alternatives
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How do nurse's accomplish How do nurse's accomplish this? this? Learns to be flexible in clinical decision making Reflect on past experiences and previous knowledge Listen to others point of view Identify the nature of the problem Select the best solution for improving client’s health
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Definition of Critical Definition of Critical Thinking Thinking Active, organized, cognitive process used to carefully examine one’s thinking and the thinking of others It involves the use of the mind in forming conclusions, making decisions, drawing inferences, and reflecting
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Critical Thinking in Nursing Critical Thinking in Nursing Purposeful, outcome-directed Driven by patient, family, and community needs Based on principles of nursing process and the scientific method Requires specific knowledge, skills, and experience New nurses must question
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Critical Thinking in Nursing Critical Thinking in Nursing Guided by professional standards and ethic codes Requires strategies that maximize potential and compensate for problems Constantly reevaluating, self- correcting, and striving to improve
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Formula for Critical Thinking Formula for Critical Thinking Start Thinking Why Ask Why Ask the Right Questions Are you an expert?
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Aspects of Critical Thinking Aspects of Critical Thinking Reflection Language Intuition
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Levels of Critical Thinking Levels of Critical Thinking Basic Complex Commitment
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Critical Thinking Critical Thinking Competencies Competencies Scientific method Problem Solving Decision Making Diagnostic Reasoning and Inferences Clinical Decision Making Nursing Process
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Nursing Process Nursing Process Systematic approach that is used by
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