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Nursing practice requires the application of knowledge from biological, social and _____ sciences; knowledge of pathophysiology; and knowledge of nursing procedures and ____.

physical
skills

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Nurses also must use multiple thinking skills - including critical thinking skills such as interpretation, analysis, evaluation, inference, and explanation, to make ______ about problems in nursing practice.

clinical judgements

3

A nursing knowledge base with foundational thinking skills, including recall and comprehension, is a ______ to critical thinking in nursing.

prerequisite

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In nursing, critical thinking is an active, orderly, well thought-out reasoning process that guides a nurse in various approaches to making a ________ by applying knowledge and experience, problem-solving, logic, reasoning, and decision-making.

nursing judgement

5

A critical thinker prioritizes, explores various courses of action, keeps _____ in mind, and determines appropriate outcomes.

ethics

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To have a positive effect on a client's health status, a nurse must be able to think ____, correctly identify problems, and both devise and implement the best solutions (______).

critically
interventions

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Critical thinking discourages _____ that lead to single-focused solutions.

quick judgements

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Critical thinking requires lifelong learning and the ability to acquire relevant ______ that can be reflected on continuously to improve nursing judgement.

experiences

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The components of critical thinking include knowledge, experience, critical thinking competencies, attitudes, and intellectual and ________.

professional standards

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Critical thinking incorporates reflection, language, and _____, and it evolves through three distinct levels as a nurse gains knowledge and experience while maturing into a competent nursing professional.

intuition

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Purposefully thinking back or recalling a situation to discover this meaning and gain insight into the event. A nurse should reflect on the following (2)

Why did I say that or do this?
Did the original plan of care achieve optimal client outcomes?
*If so: which interventions were successful or
unsuccessful?

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Precise, clear language demonstrating focused thinking and communicating _____ messages and expectations to clients and other health care team members. A nurse should ask the following: Did I use language appropriate for the client? Did I communicate the message clearly to the provider?

unambiguous

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An inner sensing that facts do not currently support something is called ______.

intuition

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Intuition should spark the nurse to search the data to confirm of disprove the feeling. The nurse should ask the following: (2)

Did the vital signs reflect any changes that account for the client's present status?
When the client's status changed in this way last month, there was a specific reason for it. Is that what is happening here?

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A nurse trusts the experts and thinks concretely based on the ____.

rules

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Basic critical thinking results from _____ nursing knowledge and experience, as well as inadequate critical thinking experience.

limited

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The nurse begins to express autonomy by analyzing and examining data to determine the _____.

best alternative

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Complex critical thinking results from an increase in nursing knowledge, experience, intuition, and more _____.

flexible attitudes

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The nurse expects to make choices without help from others and fully ______ the responsibility for those choices.

assumes

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______ results from an expert level of knowledge, experience, developed intuition and reflective, flexible attitudes.

Commitment

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Components of Critical thinking (5)

knowledge
experience
competence
attitudes
standards

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The critical thinking component knowledge comes from a basic nursing education, use of evidence based practice, continuing eucation courses, and _______.

advanced degrees and certifications

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The critical thinking component experience is the decision making ability derived from opportunities to observe, sense, and ______ with clients followed by active reflection.

interact

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With _____ a nurse demonstrates an understanding of clinical situations, recognizes and analyzes cues for relevance, and incorporates experience into intuition.

experience

25

Cognitive processes a nurse uses to make nursing judgements reflects her ____.

competence

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General Critical Thinking involves (5)

scientific method
problem solving
decision making
diagnostic reasoning and inference
clinical decision - making; collaboration

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_______ are mindsets that affect how a nurse approaches a problem.

attitudes

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An attitude of critical thinkers include _____ which is the feeling sure of your abilities.

confidence

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An attitude of critical thinkers include _____ which analyzes ideas for logical reasoning.

independence

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An attitude of critical thinkers include _____ which is objective, nonjudgmental.

fairness