Critical Thinking in Nursing: An Interactive Approach

Critical Thinking in Nursing: An Interactive Approach

by M. Gaie Rubenfeld, Barbara K. Scheffer
     
 

Here's the book that will become your personal diary of progress in building the critical thinking skills a nursing career demands. You'll enjoy learning through the informative text, many interactive features, and ample space for writing your answers, reflections, and ideas.. "With the T.H.I.N.K. model as a guide (p. 6), you'll progress from basic problem-solving to… See more details below

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Here's the book that will become your personal diary of progress in building the critical thinking skills a nursing career demands. You'll enjoy learning through the informative text, many interactive features, and ample space for writing your answers, reflections, and ideas.. "With the T.H.I.N.K. model as a guide (p. 6), you'll progress from basic problem-solving to higher level thinking, building skill and confidence as you go. What's more, the text is designed to work with your own thinking style, enhancing your strengths and applying them to real practice scenarios!.

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Deborah J. Hess
This second edition relates critical thinking to the nursing process and the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification, the Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC), and the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC). The purpose is to help beginning students of nursing use critical thinking skills when using the nursing process. This textbook would be an appropriate choice for young traditional college students. This is a description of how nurses use critical thinking skills throughout the traditional nursing process. The authors conceptualize thinking into five modes: total recall, habits, inquiry, new ideas and creativity, and knowing how you think. These five modes of thinking are used to represent a broad definition of critical thinking. Students are encouraged to remember these modes with the mnemonic T.H.I.N.K. The authors do an excellent job explaining how the professional nurse uses critical thinking in the work environment. The appendixes for NANDA nursing diagnoses, NIC taxonomy, NOC and measurement scales, and tracking nursing thinking checklists are quite helpful. While an effort is made to make this an interactive text, the ""Action Learning Exercises"" rely on the more traditional pedagogy of having the student read, reflect, and write. The cartoon illustrations and style of some of the writing may seem condescending to some adult learners. This is a relevant, easy to understand textbook on applying critical thinking to the nursing process. The greatest limitation is the restricted audience. It would not be a good choice for older college students, nontraditional students, or RN to BSN students. Since the majorityof case studies in the book are in the hospital setting, professors may want to consider including more case studies from community settings. This text would need to be supplemented with a more in-depth interdisciplinary view of what critical thinking means.
Booknews
A user-friendly, interactive text for beginning students, focusing on critical thinking as it is used with the nursing process, and featuring numerous exercises, checklists, and case studies, plus space for writing answers and reflections. Parts I and II overview and detail the nursing process, and Part III focuses on communicating the thinking and nursing process. Part IV applies concepts in a patient situation. This second edition contains a new chapter on working with patients to design care, and integrates information on nursing interventions and outcomes classification. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Reviewer: Deborah J. Hess, PhD, RN (Miami University)
Description: This second edition relates critical thinking to the nursing process and the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification, the Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC), and the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC).
Purpose: The purpose is to help beginning students of nursing use critical thinking skills when using the nursing process.
Audience: This textbook would be an appropriate choice for young traditional college students.
Features: This is a description of how nurses use critical thinking skills throughout the traditional nursing process. The authors conceptualize thinking into five modes: total recall, habits, inquiry, new ideas and creativity, and knowing how you think. These five modes of thinking are used to represent a broad definition of critical thinking. Students are encouraged to remember these modes with the mnemonic T.H.I.N.K. The authors do an excellent job explaining how the professional nurse uses critical thinking in the work environment. The appendixes for NANDA nursing diagnoses, NIC taxonomy, NOC and measurement scales, and tracking nursing thinking checklists are quite helpful. While an effort is made to make this an interactive text, the "Action Learning Exercises" rely on the more traditional pedagogy of having the student read, reflect, and write. The cartoon illustrations and style of some of the writing may seem condescending to some adult learners.
Assessment: This is a relevant, easy to understand textbook on applying critical thinking to the nursing process. The greatest limitation is the restricted audience. It would not be a good choice for older college students, nontraditional students, or RN to BSN students. Since the majority of case studies in the book are in the hospital setting, professors may want to consider including more case studies from community settings. This text would need to be supplemented with a more in-depth interdisciplinary view of what critical thinking means.

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ISBN-13:
9781933377148
Publisher:
Huron Valley Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2006

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