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What is inductive reasoning?

Generalisations are formed from a set of facts

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What is deductive reasoning?

Reasoning from a general premise

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What is socratic questioning?

A technique used to look beneath the surface to search for inconsistencies

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What is critical analysis?

The application of a set of questions to determine relevant from irrelevant information

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Define assessing

The systematic and continuous collection, organisation, validation and documentation of data

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What are common sources of data?

- The client
- Support people
- Clinical records
- Observations

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Explain an actual nursing diagnosis

A problem that is present when the nurse assesses the person

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Explain a risk nursing diagnosis

A clinical judgement about a potential problem where the presence of risk factors indicates that a problem has the potential to develop unless nurses intervene

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What are the components of a nursing diagnosis?

PROBLEM related to AETIOLOGY (cause)

E.g., Nausea and vomiting related to gastroenteritis

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What is initial care planning?

The admission assessment and develops initial plan of care

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What is ongoing planning?

- Completed by all nurses caring for the patient/client
- Aim is to determine if the patients/clients health status has hanged
- Set priorities
- Decide which problems to focus on during the shift

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Implementing is...

the action phase in which the nurse performs the nursing interventions

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Evaluating is...

to judge or to appraise the effectiveness of care

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What is information?

Facts provided or learned about something or someone

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What is an inference?

The act or process of deriving logical conclusions from presumptions that you assume to be true

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What is an assumptions?

Something taken for granted

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Explain subjective data

- Information provided by the patient
- Describes the person's perceptions of the experience with the problems
- Can only be verified by the person or carers
- Symptoms and information

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Explain objective data

- Can be measured or tested against an accepted standard
- It can be seen
- Measurable > vital signs, laboratory tests and x-ray results

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What is reflection?

Involves evaluating the outcomes of nursing care interventions and is essential to clinical reasoning and the ability to provide safe and holistic nursing care

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What is creativity in a nursing context?

A major component of critical thinking as it allows nurses to identify unique solutions to unique problems

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What is reasoning?

- Inductive reasoning: generalisations are formed from a set of facts or observations
- Deductive reasoning: reasoning from the general premise to the specific conclusion

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What is divergent thinking and clarifying?

Differentiating between statements of fact, inference, judgement and opinion

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What is independence and interdependence?

Independent thinking is essential to interprofessional health care and the ability to work as a team to make judgements and decisions collaboratively

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What is fair-mindedness?

Assesses all viewpoints with the same standards and not basing their judgements on personal or group bias or prejudice

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What is insight?

Aware that personal biases or social pressures and customs can affect their thinking, requires a sense of balance and understanding of a situation

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What is intellectual humility?

Having an awareness of the limits of a person’s own knowledge, willing to admit what they don’t know

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What is intellectual courage?

Needed to change the status quo and move away from ritualised practice

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Define curiosity

Curiosity to have courage to examine traditions to be sure they are still valid

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Define integrity

Questioning any inconsistencies in their own knowledge and beliefs as quickly and thoroughly as they challenge those of another person

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Define perseverance

Shows perseverance in finding effective solutions to nursing problems