problem solving approach that nurses use to define patient problems and select appropriate treatment.
care-planning tool that assists in critical thinking and forming associations between a patient's nursing diagnoses and interventions.
active, purposeful, organized, cognitive process used to carefully examine one's thinking and the thinking of other individuals.
process involving critical appraisal of information that results from recognizing a problem and ends with generating testing and evaluating a conclusion. comes at the end of critical thinking.
process that enables an observer to assign meaning to and classify phenomena in clinical situations by integrating observations and critical thinking.
knowledge that is derived from the integration of best research clinical expertise, and patient values.
judgment or interpretation of informational cues. or... taking one proposition as a given and guessing that another proposition follows.
systematic problem-solving method by which nurses individualize care for each patient. the five steps of the nursing process are assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
methodical, systematic approach 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.
process of thinking back or recalling an event to discover the meaning and purpose of that event. useful in critical thinking.
codified sequence of steps used in the formulation, testing, evaluation and reporting of scientific ideas.