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Codified sequence of steps used in the formulation, testing, evaluation, and reporting of scientific ideas
Process of thinking back or recalling an event to discover the meaning and purpose of that event. Useful in sritical thinking
Methodical, systematic apporach to explore conditions and develop solutions, including analysis of data, determination of causative factors, and selection of appropriate actions to reverse or eliminate the problem
Systematic problem-solving method by which nurses individualize care for each patient. The five steps of the nursing process are assessment, diagnosis, planning implememntation and evaluation
1) Judgement or interpretation of informational cues.
2) Taking one proposition as a given and guessing that another proposition follows
Knowledge that is derived from the integration of best research, clinical expertise, and patient values
Process that enables an observer to asign meaning to and classify phenomena in clinical situations by integrating observations and critical thinking
Process involving critical appraisal of information that results from recognizing a problem and ends with generalizing, testing, and evalutation and conclusion. Comes at the end of critical thinking
Active, purposeful, organized, cognitive process used to carefully examine one's thinking and the thinking of other individuals
Care-planning tool that assists in critical thinking and forming associations between a patient's nursing diagnoses and interventions
Problem-solvoing approach that nurses use to define patient problems and select appropriate treatment
Clinical Decision Making
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