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Critical Thinking and Nursing Judgment. NPN 105 Joyce Smith RN, BSN. What is Critical Thinking?. It is something you do every day It is a life skill you learned as you developed into adulthood It is not a difficult task It is the way you make decisions in your daily life

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critical thinking and nursing judgment

Critical Thinking and Nursing Judgment

NPN 105

Joyce Smith RN, BSN

what is critical thinking
What is Critical Thinking?
  • It is something you do every day
  • It is a life skill you learned as you developed into adulthood
  • It is not a difficult task
  • It is the way you make decisions in your daily life
  • It can also be called deductive reasoning
  • It is a system which allows nurses to make choices which are best for the patients
clinical decisions in nursing practice
Clinical Decisions in Nursing Practice
  • Clinical decision-making skills separate professional nurses from technical and ancillary staff.
  • Patients have problems for which there are no textbook solutions.
  • You need to seek knowledge, act quickly, and make sound clinical decisions.
critical thinking defined
Critical Thinking Defined
  • Profetto-McGrath and others (2003)
    • Critical thinking is both a process and set of skills.
  • Chaffee (2002)
    • Active, organized, cognitive process used to examine one’s thinking and that of others
  • Settersten and Lauver (2004)
    • Recognize, analyze, evaluate, and draw conclusions
critical thinking skills
Critical Thinking Skills
  • Interpretation
  • Analysis
  • Inference
  • Evaluation
  • Explanation
  • Self-regulation
attributes of a critical thinker
Attributes of a Critical Thinker
  • Seek the truth, nothing but the truth
  • Accept others ideas and beliefs
  • Watch for problems and plan for them ahead of time
  • Be organized and work toward good results
  • Trust in your own abilities
  • Look for opportunities for learning
  • Realize that there may be other ways besides yours
aspects of critical thinking
Aspects of Critical Thinking
  • Reflection
    • Review what you did and ways to improve
    • Did you follow the standards?
  • Language
    • Always communicate clearly to the patient and staff
  • Intuition
    • Develop a “gut feeling” based on your experience and knowledge
    • Realize what you do not know and then find out
thinking and learning
Thinking and Learning
  • Levels of thinking in nursing
    • Basic critical thinking
    • Complex critical thinking
    • Commitment
critical thinking competencies
Critical Thinking Competencies
  • Scientific method
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Diagnostic reasoning
  • Clinical decision making
  • Nursing process
a critical thinking model
A Critical Thinking Model
  • Models serve to explain concepts and help you make decisions and judgments about your patients.
  • Kataoka-Yahiro and Saylor (1994)
    • Define the outcome of critical thinking as nursing judgment that is relevant to nursing problems in a variety of settings
components of critical thinking
Components of Critical Thinking
  • Five components of critical thinking
    • Knowledge base
    • Experience
    • Competence
    • Attitudes
    • Standards
nursing process overview
Nursing Process Overview
  • Use of the nursing process enables the nurse to:
    • Assess a patient’s health care needs
    • Determine nursing diagnosis
    • Plan care
    • Implement nursing interventions
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of care