ISBN: 9780702061622
Page Count: 288
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
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Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,

by Carl Thompson, BSc(Hons), PhD, RN and Dawn Dowding, BSc(Hons) PhD RN
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780702061622
Page Count: 288
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
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This book provides the skills and knowledge to use information effectively when exercising professional judgement and clinical decisions. By integrating theory with practical examples, it provides an overview of the key issues facing nurses in decision making today.

    • Review of up-to-date research into clinical professional judgement and decision making
    • Focus on evidence and skills and knowledge relevant to nursing practice
    • Combines current theory with analysis of applications in practice
    • Learning exercises and self-assessment components in each chapter
    • Comprehensive coverage of subject
  • 1 Introduction

    2 Uncertainty and nursing

    3 Probability - the language of uncertainty

    4 Using information in decision making

    5 Theoretical approaches

    6 What is a ‘good’ judgement or decision?

    7 When decision making goes wrong

    8 Avoiding errors

    9 Diagnosis for nurses

    10 Prognosis in nursing

    11 Evidence-based decisions - the role of decision analysis

    12 The economics of clinical decision making

    13 Involving patients in decision making

    14 Communicating risks and benefits

    15 Teaching clinical decision making and judgement
  • Carl Thompson, BSc(Hons), PhD, RN, Professor (Personal Chair), Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK




    Senior Lecturer and Dawn Dowding, BSc(Hons) PhD RN, Professor of Applied Health Research
    School of Health Care
    University of Leeds
    Leeds, UK
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