chapter 15 critical thinking in nurse practice

  1. What is critical thinking?
    active, organized cognitive process used to carefully examine one's thinking
  2. What does database mean?
    information about clientslevel of health, heath practicespast & present illness physical examination combined to serve as basisfor plan of care
  3. What is reflection?
    process of thinking backor recalling an event or discovering meaning & purpose of that event
  4. What is evidence-basedknowledge?
    comes from scientific investigation or knowledge thatis based on clinical experience
  5. What does prognosis mean?
    prediction of probable outcomeof disease or condition of client & usual course of diseaseas observed in similar situations
  6. What is diagnostic reasoning?
    enables observer to assign meaning & classify phenomenain clinical situations by integrating observations & critical thinking
  7. What is inference?
    taking one proposition as given & guessing that another proposition follows
  8. What is nursing process?
    systematic problem solving method by nurses individualize care for clients assessment, diagnosis, planning,implementation, evaluation
  9. What is concept map?
    visual representation of client problems & interventions that show their relationship to each other
  10. What is discipline critical thinking attitude?
    completing task at hand including assessments
  11. What is integrity critical thinking attitude?
    recognizing when one's opinions conflict with those of others and finding a mutually satisfying solution
  12. What is confidence critical thinking attitude?
    demonstrated in one's presentation
  13. What is belief critical thinking attitude?
    one's knowledge and abilities
  14. What is perserverance critical thinking attitude?
    helps the critical thinker to find effective solutions to client care problems, especially when they have been previously unresolved
  15. What is fairness critical thinking attitude?
    analyzing all viewpoints to understand the situation completely before making a decision
  16. What is curiosity critical thinking attitude?
    gives critical thinker themotivation to continue to ask questions and learn more
  17. What is risk taking critical thinking attitude?
    trying different ways to solve problems
  18. What is humility critical thinking attitude?
    critical thinkers admit what they do not know - try tofind the knowledge they needto make proper decisions
  19. What are professional standards in critical thinking
    ethical criteria for nursing judgement criteria for evaluation, professional responsibility
  20. What is assessment?
    process of observing and collecting data, 1st step in process of instruction
  21. What is planning?
    step in which the diagnosisis analyzed for problem resolution
  22. What is intervention?
    consists of the steps actually taken after planning
  23. What is evaluation?
    measures the effectiveness of the plan
  24. What is level 1 basic?
    learner trusts the experts and follows a procedure step by step
  25. What is level 2 complex?
    separate themselves from authorities and analyze and examine choices more independently
  26. What is level 3 commitment?
    person anticipates the need to make choices without assistance from others
  27. What is reflection?
    process of purposefully thinking back and recalling a situation to discover its purpose of meaning
  28. What is specifity?
    refers to the ability of the assessment to provide information about problem of interest
  29. What is clinical decision making?
    process in which critical thinking steps are followed for problem resolution
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