Strategies, Techniques, & Approaches to Critical Thinking, 5th Edition
A Clinical Reasoning Workbook for Nurses
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Designed to help beginning students develop critical thinking skills for nursing practice, this worktext presents over 80 realistic case studies and scenarios commonly encountered in the clinical setting. Using a straightforward approach and a variety of learning methods, it establishes a fundamental knowledge base and reinforces key concepts and principles. Guiding you through the application, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge in clinical situations, you will also learn how to integrate the nursing process as it applies to critical thinking. Covers timely issues such as delegation, prioritization, documentation/charting, and patient safety.Table of Contents
New to This Edition
- NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the most current clinical practice, including nationally accepted clinical treatment guidelines.
- NEW! Enhanced organization features reorganized and renumbered clinical situations for easier navigation and improved clarity.
- NEW! Evaluation section (Section 7), now provided for students, helps reinforce skills developed throughout the book.
- NEW! In-text cues to the author’s critical thinking model provide references to the research-based critical thinking model inside the front cover.
- NEW! Icons have been streamlined for greater consistency, clarity, and intuitiveness.
- Step-by-step approach to developing critical thinking, clinical decision-making, and clinical reasoning, skills walks you through an instructor-led application of the author’s research-based critical thinking model.
- Over 100 true-to-life progressive cases build as complications occur and encourage critical thinking skills in the clinical setting.
- Emphasis on prioritization and delegation helps you master these essential skills emphasized on the NCLEX® Examination.
- Integrated NCLEX® Examination review reinforces application of knowledge to clinical situations and prepares you for the state boards.
By Sandra Luz Martinez de Castillo, EdD, RN, Director of the Nursing Program, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, California