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  1. Codified sequence of steps used in the formulation, testing, evaluation, and reporting of scientific ideas
    Scientific Method
  2. Process of thinking back or recalling an event to discover the meaning and purpose of that event.  Useful in sritical thinking
  3. Methodical, systematic apporach to explore conditions and develop solutions, including analysis of data, determination of causative factors, and selection of appropriate actions to reverse or eliminate the problem
    Problem Solving
  4. Systematic problem-solving method by which nurses individualize care for each patient.  The five steps of the nursing process are assessment, diagnosis, planning implememntation and evaluation
    Nursing Process
  5. 1) Judgement or interpretation of informational cues.

    2) Taking one proposition as a given and guessing that another proposition follows
  6. Knowledge that is derived from the integration of best research, clinical expertise, and patient values
    Evidence-Based Knowledge
  7. Process that enables an observer to asign meaning to and classify phenomena in clinical situations by integrating observations and critical thinking
    Diagnostic Reasoning
  8. Process involving critical appraisal of information that results from recognizing a problem and ends with generalizing, testing, and evalutation and conclusion.  Comes at the end of critical thinking
    Decision making
  9. Active, purposeful, organized, cognitive process used to carefully examine one's thinking and the thinking of other individuals
    Critical Thinking
  10. Care-planning tool that assists in critical thinking and forming associations between a patient's nursing diagnoses and interventions
    Concept Map
  11. Problem-solvoing approach that nurses use to define patient problems and select appropriate treatment
    Clinical Decision Making
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In Chapter 15
IN Chapter 15