Chapter 15 Vocab

  1. Clinical Decision Making
    Problem solving approach that nurses use to define patoent problems and select approproate treatment.
  2. Concept Map
    Care-planning tool that assists in critical thinking and forming associations between a patients nursing diagnoses and intervention
  3. Critical Thinking
    Active, purposeful, organized, cognitive process used to carefully examine one's thinking and the thinking of other individuals
  4. Decision Making
    Proccedd involving critical appraisal of information that results from recognizing a problem and ends with generating, testing, and evaluating a conclusion. Comes at the end of critical thinking.
  5. Diagnostic Reasoning
    Process that enables an observer to assign meaning to and to classify phenomena in clinical situation by integrating observations and critical thinking
  6. Evidence-based knowledge
    Knowledge that is derived from the integration of best research, clinical expertise, and patient values
  7. Inference
    (1) judgement or interpretation of informational cues.

    (2) taking one proposition as a given and guessing that another propostion follows
  8. Nursing Process
    Systematic problem-solving method by which nurses individualize care for each patient. The five steps of the nursing process are

    • A-assessment
    • D- nursing diagnosis
    • P- plannign
    • I- implementation
    • E- evalutation
  9. Problem-Solving
    Methodical, systematic approach 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.
  10. Reflection
    Process of thinking back or recalling an event to discover the meaning and purpose pf that event. useful in critical thinking
  11. Scientific Method
    codified sequence of steps used in formulation, testing, evalution, and reporting of scientific ideas.
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Chapter 15 Vocab
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