Clinical decision-making is an indispensable facet of professional nursing care. It is essential that students develop sound decision-making skills in order to deal with the challenges they will encounter as registered nurses. This book enables preregistration nursing students to understand, develop, and apply these skills in order to practice safely and effectively. The structure of the book helps the student progress in effective decision-making right from the first to final year of their program. The book links theory to previous students’ experiences and clinical scenarios to show how to use these skills in practice.
Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for preregistration student nurses. Each book in the series is:
- Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters
- Focused on applying theory to practice
- Full of active learning features
About the Author
Dr Mooi Standing is an independent nursing and educational consultant with over 40 years’experience that includes: i) practising mental health and adult nursing in a range of hospital andcommunity settings; ii) lecturing pre-registration and post-registration nursing students fromcertificate to Masters level and presenting scholarly papers at international nursing conferences;iii) researching how nurses develop clinical decision-making skills and publishing articles, booksand chapters on this topic for nursing students, registered nurses and advanced practitioners; andiv) providing external consultancy in curriculum development and quality enhancement ofnursing programmes both nationally and internationally. Mooi is currently a Series Editor for Learning Matters/SAGE Publications’ ‘Transforming Nursing Practice’ books, an accredited Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Quality Assurance reviewer of nursing educational programmes, and a Professional Regulator as a Panellist on the NMC Practice Committee.
Table of Contents
IntroductionWhat is clinical judgement and decision-making in nursing?Collaborative clinical decision-makingUsing observation to inform decisionsSystematic clinical decision-makingStandardised clinical decision-makingPrioritising decisions in delivering careExperience and intuition in decision-makingReflective judgement and decision-makingEthical sensitivity in decision-makingAccountability for nursing decisionsConfidence in clinical decision-making Matrix decision-making model and ‘PERSON’ evaluation tool