Expertise in Nursing Practice, Second Edition: Caring, Clinical Judgment, and Ethics [NOOK Book]

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This book examines the nature of clinical knowledge and judgment. The authors present a report of a six-year study of over 130 hospital nurses, primarily in critical care. The contributors document and analyze their clinical narratives for stages of clinical skill acquisition and the components of expert practice.

Ultimately, this work examines the meaning of expertise in nursing practice through the ...

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Expertise in Nursing Practice, Second Edition: Caring, Clinical Judgment, and Ethics

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Overview

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!



This book examines the nature of clinical knowledge and judgment. The authors present a report of a six-year study of over 130 hospital nurses, primarily in critical care. The contributors document and analyze their clinical narratives for stages of clinical skill acquisition and the components of expert practice.

Ultimately, this work examines the meaning of expertise in nursing practice through the nurse's use of scientific knowledge, professional experience, and careful attention to each patient's changing condition. "

"....analyzes and examines the nature of clinical knowledge and judgement...the authors have collected clinical narratives from the observations of 130 hospital nurses over a six year period."

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Eleanor Barba
. . . will fast become a classic that every educator and administrator will want to own. Further, every nurse practitioner, at whatever skill level, should read the book for an understanding of his or her own growth process.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826125453
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/16/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 949,379
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a professor emerita of nursing in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and an honorary fellow in the Royal College of Nursing, United Kingdom. She is the author of From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice, which has been translated into 10 languages and provides the background for this research; has coauthored with Judith Wrubel in The Primacy of Caring, Stress and Coping in Health and Illness; Expertise in Nursing Practice: Caring, Clinical Judgment and Ethics with Christine Tanner and Catherine Chesla; and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching National Nursing Education Study entitled, Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation (Benner, Sutphen, Leonard, & Day, 2010). Dr. Benner coedited Interpretive Phenomenology in Health Care Research (Chan, Brykczynski, Malone, & Benner, 2010). Dr. Benner is currently conducting research on clinical knowledge and experiential learning of nurses caring for wounded warriors in combat zones with Dr. Patricia Kelley and colleagues from the Federal Tri-Service Research Program.

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Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xiii

1 The Relationship of Theory and Practice in the Acquisition of Skill Hubert L. Dreyfus Stuart E. Dreyfus 1

2 Entering the Field: Advanced Beginner Practice 25

3 The Competent Stage: A Time of Analysis, Planning, and Confrontation 61

4 Proficiency: A Transition to Expertise 103

5 Expert Practice 137

6 Impediments to the Development of Clinical Knowledge and Ethical Judgment in Critical Care Nursing Jane Rubin 171

7 Clinical Judgment 199

8 The Social Embeddedness of Knowledge 233

9 The Primacy of Caring and the Role of Experience, Narrative, and Community in Clinical and Ethical Expertise 279

10 Implications of the Phenomenology of Expertise for Teaching and Learning Everyday Skillful Ethical Comportment Hubert L. Dreyfus Stuart E. Dreyfus Patricia Benner 309

11 The Nurse-Physician Relationship: Negotiating Clinical Knowledge 335

12 Implications for Basic Nursing Education 369

13 Implications for Nursing Administration and Practice 405

Appendix A Background and Method 435

Appendix B Description of Nurse Informants 463

Appendix C Background Questions for Interviews and Observations 465

References 471

Index 491

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