Clinical Judgement and Decision Making for Nursing Students

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making for Nursing Students

by Mooi Standing
     
 

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Clinical decision-making is an indispensable facet of professional nursing care. In order to become a registered nurse it is essential that the student develops sound decision-making skills in order to deal with the challenges ahead. This book enables pre-registration nursing students to understand, develop and apply these skills in order to practise safely and

Overview

Clinical decision-making is an indispensable facet of professional nursing care. In order to become a registered nurse it is essential that the student develops sound decision-making skills in order to deal with the challenges ahead. This book enables pre-registration nursing students to understand, develop and apply these skills in order to practise safely and effectively. The structure of the book helps students to progress in effective decision-making right from the first to the final year of their programme. The book links theory to realistic experiences and clinical scenarios to show student nurses how to use these skills in practice.

Key features:

-provides practical ways designed to help student nurses reach sound and safe decisions

-uses active learning features and activities that promote the use of evidence, critical enquiry, reflection and patient-centred care

-linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters

Editorial Reviews

Emma Connolly
As a student nurse I often learn about using evidence based practice within clinical areas, which is why this book was ideal for me to read as a second year nursing student. I especially enjoyed the fact that it was aimed at student nurses in particular, as I feel like I could apply each aspect of the book to my current progress along my course. I feel as though it has been really well thought out and it uses appropriate language for the reader to understand. [...] This book has really helped me when writing assignments and even with my personal development record.
From the Publisher
'[The author] provides a detailed insight into the decisions made throughout clinical practice. She also looks at the observations that inform clinical practice and approaches to decision making that take the patients' needs into account. This book will help students to understand accountability and to justify their decisions...[It also] addresses the Nursing and Midwifery's Council's pre-registration standards of competencies and the essential study skills clusters needed to deliver safe, effective nursing care' - 4 star review
 Nursing Standard 

This book clearly links the topics discussed with the NMC standards for pre registration studnets and as such allows the students to see the relevence to their role and responsibilites. Each chapter follows a logical flow from what is clinical judgement and decision making to confidence in decision making.The chapters all have additional case studies and scenarios for students to explore as well as activites for students to use to further devleop and enhance their learning
Lynn Dracup
Northumbria University

A very useful text for students in their final placement. There are very few books that really look at decision making in such a logical and comprehensive manner. The book is clearly laid out and I liked the activities and case studies.
Christine Howe
University of Hull

As with the rest of the series this is a very informative and inviting text for nursing students. The layout of the chapters, NMC Standards and ESC and chapter aims are excellent. The case studies and activities are valuable teaching aids.
Marguerita Leyden
University of Salford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446282816
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/30/2014
Series:
Transforming Nursing Practice Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Dr Mooi Standing is an independent nursing and educational consultant with over 40 years’
experience that includes: i) practising mental health and adult nursing in a range of hospital and community settings; ii) lecturing pre-registration and post-registration nursing students from certificate to Masters level and presenting scholarly papers at international nursing conferences;
iii) researching how nurses develop clinical decision-making skills and publishing articles, books and chapters on this topic for nursing students, registered nurses and advanced practitioners; and iv) providing external consultancy in curriculum development and quality enhancement of nursing programmes both nationally and internationally. Mooi is currently a Series Editor for Learning Matters/SAGE Publications’ ‘Transforming Nursing Practice’ books, an accredited Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Quality Assurance reviewer of nursing educational programmes, and a Professional Regulator as a Panellist on the NMC Practice Committee.

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