Item#: 9780323581257
Author: Alfaro-Lefevre
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Section: Nursing
On Hand: 8


Main Description

Develop the critical thinking and reasoning skills you need to make sound clinical judgments! Alfaro-LeFevre'sCritical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment: A Practical Approach, 7thEdition brings these concepts to life through engaging text, diverse learning activities, and real-life examples. Easy-to-understand language and a "how-to" approach equip you to become a sensible, resilient critical thinker with the clinical reasoning skills you need to think think through complex issues and make sound clinical decisions. This edition emphasizes readiness for clinical practice and the Next Generation NCLEX exam, with a focus on systems thinking, interprofessional practice, nursing skills for the 21stcentury, and Quality and Safety for Nursing Education (QSEN) competencies.

By (author): Alfaro-LeFevre

Table of Contents

1. What are Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning, and Clinical Judgment? 2. Becoming a Critical Thinker 3. Critical Thinking and Learning Cultures: Teaching, Learning, and Taking Tests 4. Interprofessional Clinical Reasoning, Decision Making, and Judgment 5. Ethical Reasoning, Professionalism, Evidence-Based Practice, and Quality Improvement 6. Practicing Clinical Reasoning, Clinical Judgment, and Decision-making Skills 7. Interprofessional Practice Skills: Communication, Teamwork, and Self-ManagementNEW interprofessional collaboration focus!


Appendix A. Concept Mapping Appendix B. Nursing Process Summary Appendix C. Examples of CTIs within 4-Circle Model (New) Appendix D. Patient's Rights and Nurses' Rights Appendix E. DEAD ON Game Appendix F. Key Brain Parts Involved in Thinking Appendix G. Example SBAR Tool Appendix H. Results of Two Studies Describing Critical Thinking Skills Appendix I. Example Responses for Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning Exercises