The aim of this study was to identify the critical thinking skills utilized in the nursing diagnosis process. This was an exploratory descriptive study conducted with seven nursing students on the application of a clinical case to identify critical thinking skills, as well as their justifications in the nursing diagnosis process. Content analysis was performed to evaluate descriptive data. Six participants reported that analysis, scientific and technical knowledge and logical reasoning skills are important in identifying priority nursing diagnoses; clinical experience was cited by five participants, knowledge about the patient and application of standards were mentioned by three participants; Furthermore, discernment and contextual perspective were skills noted by two participants. Based on these results, the use of critical thinking skills related to the steps of the nursing diagnosis process was observed.
Nursing and Health Care
The Critical Thinking Skills In The Nursing Practice
Questions Responses. Critical Thinking. Nursing Process. Critical Thinking in the Nursing Process. A nurse is asked to help a physician with a patient, during the procedure the nurse feels like the physician is not following procedure-the nurse develops their own opinion but says nothing-what level of critical thinking is shown.
Critical thinking: the development of an essential skill for nursing students
Critical thinking skills are essential for all nurses. They are a necessity for the provision of safe, high-quality clinical care. Nurses today are caring for patients who have complex, culturally diverse health care needs, making the importance of critical thinking in nursing even more paramount. The growing body of research, patient acuity, and complexity of care demand higher-order thinking skills. Therefore, expert nursing performance is dependent upon continual learning and evaluation of performance.
Correspondence to: Lilian G. Nurse administrators are compelled to manage the dynamic health care system and advance excellence at every level of the organization. A challenge that besets nursing management points at developing the capacity of nurse executives to apply critical thinking in making decisions and establishing priorities in the clinical setting. The key point of analysis would lie in the employment of the concepts, ideas, beliefs, and notions derived a given phenomenon. Keywords: Critical thinking, Decision-making, Nursing administration, Philosophical perspective.