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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: Using an outcome focused approach, this book addresses the very important issues of critical thinking and clinical judgment in nursing.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist readers to enhance their critical thinking skills for nursing practice.
Audience: Student nurses and the faculty who teach them are the intended audience.
Features: The book's six chapters define critical thinking, outline how to think critically, detail the role of critical thinking and clinical judgment in nursing, explain evidence-based practice, and discuss practicing clinical judgment and mastering common workplace skills. The helpful appendixes include sections on mind mapping, patient rights, games to promote critical thinking, an example of a critical pathway, nursing classification systems, ANA Standards of Practice, and NCLEX practice questions.
Assessment: This user-friendly book provides helpful examples, anecdotes, and case scenarios. The importance of ethics and standards-based practice is emphasized.