Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses

Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses

By Carl Thompson, BSc(Hons), PhD, RN, Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK and Dawn Dowding, BSc(Hons), PhD, RGN, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Decision Making, Department of Health Sciences, University of York and Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, UK


1 Introduction

2 Uncertainty and nursing

3 Probability - the language of uncertainty

4 Using information in decision making

5 Theoretical approaches

6 What is a ?good? judgement or decision?

7 When decision making goes wrong

8 Avoiding errors

9 Diagnosis for nurses

10 Prognosis in nursing

11 Evidence-based decisions - the role of decision analysis

12 The economics of clinical decision making

13 Involving patients in decision making

14 Communicating risks and benefits

15 Teaching clinical decision making and judgement