Week 9-Nursing Critical Thinking, assessment, diagnosis and planning
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Week 9-Nursing Critical Thinking, assessment, diagnosis and planning

"Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Nursing" Quiz Test your knowledge of the cognitive and dispositional aspects of critical thinking in nursing, as well as its importance in patient care. Explore the nursing process, assessment techniques, and the role of critical thinking in making ethical care decisions.

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Questions and Answers

What is one component of critical thinking mentioned in the text?

Creativity

Why is critical thinking important for a future nurse, according to the text?

To enhance problem-solving skills in healthcare

What does the text suggest about the skills required of an RN in 2050?

Special skills and attributes related to future healthcare

What is the purpose of the imaginative exercise mentioned in the text?

<p>To promote thinking that alters the pattern of usual thinking</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a short-term goal in the context of care planning?

<p>An objective outcome/behaviour or response expected within hours to a week</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of the client in goal setting for care planning?

<p>Active participation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are expected outcomes in the context of care planning?

<p>Specific, measurable (objective) change in a client’s status that is expected in response to nursing care</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do care plans outline in the context of holistic care?

<p>The holistic care to be provided</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which one is a defining characteristic of a nursing diagnosis?

<p>Objective or subjective signs and symptoms</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of an 'Actual/Problem-Focused Nursing Diagnosis'?

<p>Impaired skin integrity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the focus of a nursing diagnosis?

<p>Defining characteristics</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of a 'Syndrome Diagnosis'?

<p>Chronic pain syndrome</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the process of using assessment data to create a nursing diagnosis?

<p>Diagnostic reasoning</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of nursing diagnosis describes human responses to health conditions or life processes that may develop?

<p>Risk Nursing Diagnosis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of a 'Health Promotion/Wellness Nursing Diagnosis'?

<p>Readiness for enhanced nutrition</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the first component of a nursing diagnosis?

<p>Qualifier</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the second component of a nursing diagnosis?

<p>Related factors</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the third component of a nursing diagnosis?

<p>Defining characteristics</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of a 'Possible Nursing Diagnosis'?

<p>Impaired skin integrity related to open wound as evidence by bleeding on cocyx</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the process that begins after identification of a client’s nursing diagnoses and strengths?

<p>Planning</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is not listed as a critical thinking disposition in nursing?

<p>Skepticism</p> Signup and view all the answers

According to the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), what cognitive requirements are outlined for critical thinking in nursing?

<p>Problem-solving and concentration skills</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is included in the critical thinking model for clinical decision making devised by Kataoka-Yahiro and Saylor?

<p>Basic critical thinking, complex critical thinking, and commitment</p> Signup and view all the answers

How are levels of critical thinking acquired in nursing?

<p>Through learning and experience</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is essential for nurses to assess their critical thinking skills and growth over time?

<p>Comparison to colleagues</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a recommended method for developing critical thinking skills in nursing?

<p>Case-based learning</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does critical thinking in nursing involve beyond cognitive skills?

<p>Asking questions, being well-informed, honest, and willing to reconsider</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of critical thinking in nursing?

<p>To provide competent, ethical nursing care</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is critical thinking in nursing not dependent on?

<p>Interception</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a crucial skill for nurses in providing competent and ethical care?

<p>Critical thinking</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is included in critical thinking skills in nursing?

<p>Interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation, explanation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is critical thinking in nursing a process and set of skills involving?

<p>Issue recognition, information analysis, evaluation, and evidence-informed decision-making</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a key aspect of critical thinking in nursing as mentioned in the text?

<p>Utilizing detective skills and intuition to guide patient assessments</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of nursing diagnoses?

<p>Identifying client's response to health problems</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of NANDA International's common nomenclature for nursing diagnoses?

<p>To standardize conclusions from nursing observations and assessments</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of assessment in the nursing process?

<p>To establish a client's health status and coping patterns</p> Signup and view all the answers

What distinguishes a nursing diagnosis from a medical diagnosis?

<p>Medical diagnoses focus on client's response to health problems</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a crucial aspect of effective patient interactions for nurses?

<p>Using communication skills to discern patients' needs</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the nursing process involve?

<p>Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of data can be collected in nursing assessment?

<p>Both subjective and objective data</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the process of using data assessments to create a nursing diagnosis?

<p>Diagnosis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of critical thinking in nursing?

<p>To increase the quality of patient care and ensure patient safety</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary role of nurses in managing situations?

<p>To recognize and investigate changes in a patient's condition</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Nursing

  • Critical thinking is a process and set of skills involving issue recognition, information analysis, evaluation, and evidence-informed decision-making.
  • Critical thinking skills include interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation, explanation, and self-regulation.
  • The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) outlines cognitive requirements, such as problem-solving and concentration skills, as well as the ability to develop professional judgment through critical thinking.
  • Critical thinking goes beyond cognitive skills and also involves asking questions, being well-informed, honest, and willing to reconsider and think clearly about issues.
  • Critical thinking dispositions include truth-seeking, open-mindedness, analyticity, systematicity, self-confidence, inquisitiveness, and maturity.
  • The critical thinking model for clinical decision making devised by Kataoka-Yahiro and Saylor includes basic critical thinking, complex critical thinking, and commitment.
  • Levels of critical thinking are acquired through learning and experience, progressing from basic to complex critical thinking and finally to commitment.
  • Developing critical thinking skills in nursing can be achieved through case-based learning, reflective writing, concept mapping, and fostering a culture of questioning.
  • Critical thinking is a reasoning process that integrates knowledge, reflection, and professional practice standards to provide competent, ethical nursing care.
  • Self-reflection is essential for nurses to assess their critical thinking skills and growth over time, including comparing themselves to others and identifying instances where they impressed themselves with their critical thinking abilities.
  • Critical thinking in nursing requires a desire for intellectual growth and the use of the nursing process to make care decisions.
  • The ability to think critically is a crucial skill for nurses, involving a wide range of cognitive and dispositional attributes to provide competent and ethical care.

Importance of Critical Thinking in Nursing

  • Critical thinking in nursing involves thorough patient assessments to detect any issues, utilizing detective skills and intuition to guide patient assessments.
  • Nurses must manage situations by recognizing and investigating changes in a patient's condition, implementing appropriate nursing interventions, and potentially calling the doctor.
  • Effective patient interactions require nurses to use communication skills to discern patients' needs and ask the right questions to collect and make sense of information.
  • Prioritizing is crucial in nursing as nurses must strategize, plan, and organize information to manage their workload and adjust to unplanned events.
  • Critical thinking skills significantly increase the quality of patient care and are essential for ensuring patient safety.
  • Nurses must be able to recognize changes in a patient's condition, conduct independent interventions, anticipate patients' and providers' needs, and prioritize accordingly.
  • The nursing process involves assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation, with assessment being an ongoing critical thinking process.
  • Assessment in nursing includes collecting, organizing, validating, and documenting data to establish an individualized database of a client's health status and coping patterns.
  • Data in nursing assessment can be subjective (e.g., patient's reported pain) or objective (e.g., vital signs), and can be collected from the client, family, significant others, healthcare team, and medical records.
  • Nursing diagnosis is a clinical judgment about a client's response to an actual or potential health problem, different from a medical diagnosis which identifies a disease condition.
  • NANDA International provides a common nomenclature for translating nursing observations and assessments into standard conclusions to aid in the formulation of nursing diagnoses.
  • Nursing diagnoses focus on a client's actual or potential response to a health problem, rather than the physiological event, complication, or disease, and help in prioritizing and planning patient care.

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