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A coworker asserts: "men always seem to exaggerate pain," the nurse who is thinking critically might ask:
A. "Where did you read that?"
B. "Who told you that?"
C. "What evidence do you have for that?"
D."How many male patients have you had?"
What evidence do you have for that?
When a 4-year old child refuses to take a medication in pill form because it is "too big and it hurts when I swallow," the nurse demonstrates critical thinking by: A. A. Asking the mother how she gets him to cooperate
B. Allowing the child to skip a dose this one time and documenting the reason why
C. Asking the nurse-manager what to do
D. Checking with the pharmacy to see if the medication can be dispensed in liquid form
Checking with the pharmacy to see if the medication can be dispensed in liquid form
The novice nurse can best demonstrate critical thinking by: A. Asking lots of questions
B. Admitting uncertainty about how to do a particular procedure and asking for assistance
C. Reading about the procedure in the Policy and Procedure Manual
D. Relying on what she has seen other nurses do in this situation
Admitting uncertainty about how to do a particular procedure and asking for assistance
When inductive reasoning is applied to the research process, the nurse expects to:
A. Develop a theory from the research results
B. Identify appropriate theories to test during the research
C. Propose one or more hypotheses prior to initiating the research study
D. Develop one or more hypotheses at the conclusion of the study
Develop a theory from the research results
When applying critical thinking to the assessment phase of the nursing process, the nurse will:
A. Ask culturally sensitive questions
B. Keep goals for the client in mind while interviewing the client
C. Continue to clarify with the client what the nurse has planned
D. Ask only open-ended questions
Ask culturally sensitive questions
When an elderly client brings up the possibility of entering a nursing home, the nurse who is critically thinking may ask: A. "Who suggested a nursing home to you?"
B. "Why are you considering a nursing home?"
C. "Which nursing home are you considering?"
D."What is bothering you?"
"Why are you considering a nursing home?"
When a new policy that forbids nurses from carrying tape in their pockets is introduced, the nurse demonstrates intellectual courage by:
A. Suggesting that the new policy might be based on flawed research
B. Stating that there must be a mistake
C. Attacking the new policy
D. Asking for the rationale for the new policy
Asking for the rationale for the new policy
A client who is in pain refuses to be repositioned. In making a decision about what to do, what should the nurse consider first?
A. Why a decision is needed
B. When a decision is needed
C. Who actually gets to make the decision
D. What are the alternatives
Why a decision is needed
The nurse knows that the nursing diagnosis of Fluid Volume Excess may be related to altered circulation or an electrolyte imbalance. As a result, the nurse reviews lab results and checks the blood pressure and ankles for swelling in a client who recently had cardiac surgery. What kind of reasoning is the nurse using?
D. Scientific method
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After examining her client's abdomen and finding it firm and round, even though the client says it doesn't hurt, the nurse says to a colleague, "I think something is going on here; I am going to check the latest assessment." This nurse is using:
A. Deductive reasoning
C. Trial and error
D. Modified scientific method