Strategies, Techniques, & Approaches to Critical Thinking, 6th Edition
Help students develop the clinical nursing judgment they need to become safe, competent clinicians! Strategies, Techniques, & Approaches to Critical Thinking: A Clinical Reasoning Workbook for Nurses helps build clinical reasoning skills by walking students step-by-step through the author’s unique, research-based critical thinking model. This straightforward, programmatic approach helps student nurses learn and apply essential knowledge, guiding them through increasingly sophisticated levels of critical thinking, priority-setting, and clinical decision-making. More than 100 true-to-life case studies reflect scenarios commonly encountered in clinical practice. New to this edition is coverage of emerging topics such as QSEN, interprofessional collaboration, and nursing leadership and delegation.
- UNIQUE! Step-by-step approach builds your skills in critical thinking, clinical decision-making, and clinical reasoning, walking you through the author's research-based critical thinking model.
- More than 100 true-to-life cases demonstrate how cases progress and complications arise, helping you develop increasingly sophisticated levels of critical thinking.
- Emphasis on prioritization helps you prepare for nursing practice and for the NCLEX® Examination.
- Integrated NCLEX Examination review helps you apply critical thinking skills to test questions and prepares you for the state boards.
- NEW! Expanded coverage of the Safety and Patient-Centered Care competencies of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative, with distinctive icons highlighting this content.
- NEW and UNIQUE! Coverage of interprofessional collaborative practice includes integration of interactions with other professions into relevant cases (especially in the cases involving leadership), incorporation of the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice set forth by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), and inclusion of SBAR communication as a tool for interprofessional collaboration.
- NEW! Increased emphasis on delegation, leadership, and collaborative learning promotes professional practice and team-based learning.
- NEW! UPDATED content reflects changes in clinical practice and the latest NCLEX® Examination test plan, featuring new examples of EHR charting, the use of only generic drug names, and the exclusion of medical diagnoses from questions unless absolutely necessary.
Section 1: Knowledge Application
Section 2: Priority-Setting and Decision-Making
Section 3: Critical Thinking Model Application
Section 4: Management and Leadership
Section 5: NCLEX Examination Preparation
Section 6: Professional Nursing Practice
Section 7: Evaluation
Sandra Luz Martinez de Castillo, EdD, RN, Director of the Nursing Program, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, California