Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses

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Overview

This book provides the skills and knowledge to use information effectively when exercising professional judgement and clinical decisions. By integrating theory with practical examples, it provides an overview of the key issues facing nurses in decision making today.

• Review of up-to-date research into clinical professional judgement and decision making
• Focus on evidence and skills and knowledge relevant to nursing practice
• Combines current theory with analysis of applications in practice
• Learning exercises and self-assessment components in each chapter
• Comprehensive coverage of subject

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443067273
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/7/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

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

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