Wk1 - Week One \u2013 Critical Thinking Relational Practice Cultural Considerations Objectives 1 Describe expectations of students related to

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Week One – Critical Thinking, Relational Practice & Cultural Considerations Objectives: 1. Describe expectations of students related to professional behaviour Respect, human dignity, making the client in equal power, don’t overstep boundaries 2. Describe the assessment phase of the nursing process and its relation to diagnostic reasoning in clinical judgement The assessment phase is to collect data about the patient in order to make reasoned judgments of a person’s health status by analyzing patient data and drawing conclusions 3. Describe critical thinking and relational practice and how they relate to health assessment Making sure that you assess people on just their identity but their social, cultural, family, historical and environmental background. 4. Describe subjective and objective data Subjective data (what someone says about themselves) Objective data (what you observe by inspecting, percussing, palpating and auscultating during a physical examination) 5. Identify principles of and steps in setting priorities Make a complete list of medical problems, medications, allergies, reason for seeking care Determine the relationship among variables. If Y causes Z attend to Y First-level priorities o Life threatening and immediate o Airway, breathing, cardiac/circulations, vital signs Second-level priorities o Necessitating prompt intervention o Mental status, untreated medical problems, pain, urinary, lab values, infection, safety Third-level priorities o Knowledge-deficit, activity, rest, coping 6. Identify the association between assessment and evidence-informed practice We want our assessment to be evidence informed practice is based on research as well but also information is received from patients over the past as well. A lot of multidisciplinary people have provided their input as well as patients. Multiple people come together to make a conclusion. 7. Describe the expanding concept of health and the four types of databases Biomedical model – Traditional way of thinking, if you don’t have a disease you’re healthy, if you’re six let me fix you. Behavioral model – assessing based on behaviours such as smoking. An emphasis on a person’s lifestyle

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