Critical Thinking in Nursing: A Practical Approach / Edition 2

Critical Thinking in Nursing: A Practical Approach / Edition 2

by Rosalinda Alfaro-LeFevre
     
 

Updated and revised, the second edition of this unique and popular text promotes the critical thinking and professional skills needed to face the challenges of today's rapidly changing health care system. Readers learn both skills and theory in a manner that is practical and easy to read. A completely new chapter provides clinical guidelines for mastering the… See more details below

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Updated and revised, the second edition of this unique and popular text promotes the critical thinking and professional skills needed to face the challenges of today's rapidly changing health care system. Readers learn both skills and theory in a manner that is practical and easy to read. A completely new chapter provides clinical guidelines for mastering the workplace skills suggested by National Educational Goals 2000. And, a wealth of examples, analogies, case studies, and practice sessions provide readers with a truly interactive experience. These practice scenarios illustrate "real-world" challenges such as communicating bad news, working in teams, managing conflict, and satisfying customers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721682778
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

What is Critical Thinking and Why is it Important? · How to Think Critically · Critical Thinking in Nursing: An Overview · Critical Thinking in Nursing: Beyond Clinical Judgement · Practicing Critical Thinking Skills: Up Close and Clinical · Applied Critical Thinking: Mastering Workplace Skills · Response Key · Appendix A: Summary of What Some Experts Say about Critical Thinking · Appendix B: What's Your Preferred Learning Style? · Appendix C: Recommended for Personal Application of Personality Type · Appendix D: Examples of Critical Path, Data Base Assessment Tool, Neurological Focus · Assessment Tool, Neurovascular Focus Assessment Tool · Appendix E: NANDA List of Nursing Diagnoses Organized According to Gordon's Functional Health Patterns · Appendix F: American Nurses Association Standards for Practice, American Nurses · Association Code for Nurses, and a Patient's Bill of Rights · Appendix G: Mind Mapping: Getting in the "Right" State of Mind · Glossary · Comprehensive Bibliography · Index

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