Thinking critically is an essential skill, both for students and for the modern, evidence-based, healthcare practitioner. You need to be able to find, understand and evaluate the evidence that underpins your assignments, clinical decision making and practice. The good news is that you use all of these skills in everyday life. You don’t believe every advert you see or respond to every spam email. It’s just a question of taking these critical skills and having the confidence to apply them to your academic work. This book will help you do just that. It will enable you to: - recognise your existing ability to be a critical thinker - spot logical flaws and inconsistencies in arguments - consider health issues from multiple perspectives, weighing up the strengths and weaknesses of a case - build a convincing argument in assessments - develop a range of critical skills for successful study and healthcare practice. Critical Thinking Skills for Healthcare is an essential resource for all health professionals in training.
Critical Thinking Skills for your Nursing Degree provides you with a sound knowledge and understanding of: the nature of critical thinking, and of its relevance and importance in HE how to adopt a critical approach to all aspects of your nursing study the importance of active, critical reading, and how it allows you an efficient, principled, effective assessment of the literature in your field the need to adopt a critical approach to writing, characterised by analytical and evaluative use of sources and the development of your own ‘voice’ If you are embarking on a university nursing or midwifery degree, the books in this series will help you acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and strategies you need to achieve your goals. They provide support in all areas important for university study, including institutional and disciplinary policy and practice, self-management, and research and communication. Tasks and activities are designed to foster aspects of learning which are valued in higher education, including learner autonomy and critical thinking, and to guide you towards reflective practice in your study and work life.
Nurses must manage complex situations on a daily basis. the ability to think critically is crucial to patient care and to reducing medical errors. Applying the critical thinking process into their daily routines will allow nurses to make effective and safe clinical decisions. Critical Thinking in the Obstetrics Unit: Skills to Assess, Analyze, and Act is a new, easy-to-read resource that explains the principles behind critical thinking and how to encourage nurses to use critical thinking methods. This book provides strategies for managers and nurse educators to use in developing critical thin
Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses: Achieving IOM Competencies, Third Edition is a user-friendly and practical manual focusing on the day-to-day realities of doing, learning, and evaluating critical thinking in nursing. With clear examples of both the parts and the whole of this complex process, each chapter includes action learning activities to promote critical thinking: Tracking, Assessing, and Cultivating Thinking to Improve Competency-based Strategies or TACTICS. Issues addressed include critical thinking language and awareness enhancement, the impact of critical thinking on quality care, mentoring the critical thinking of staff and students, and designing performance criteria for critical thinking. Based on the authors research in both defining and assessing critical thinking in nursing, this text also draws from their years of refining critical thinking teaching and learning methods."
Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses: Achieving the IOM Competencies is a reader-friendly guide to performing, learning and evaluating critical thinking in all aspects of nursing care. Award winning authors M. Gaie Rubenfeld and Barbara K. Scheffer draw on their research and expertise in teaching and practice to blend critical thinking components with the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) five core competencies: patient-centered care, interdisciplinary team work, evidence-based practice, informatics, and quality improvement. Issues addressed include critical thinking language and awareness enhancement, the impact of critical thinking on quality care, mentoring the critical thinking of staff and students and designing performance criteria for critical thinking. New to this edition: Significant updates and additional current references to all 5 IOM chapters. New Chapter 10 - Assessing Critical Thinking. New Chapter 11 - Thinking Realities of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. New “stories” from practicing nurses and others.
Get an edge in the job market and develop the soft skills — the personal qualities, habits, attitudes, and social graces needed to work successfully with anyone, anywhere. Job Readiness for Health Professionals, Soft Skills Strategies for Success, 2nd Edition provides a unique tool for soft skill programming to help graduates succeed on the job as effective, engaged, and high-functioning employees. This handy resource uses an 8th grade reading level and a consistent, easy-to-follow modular format to guide you through the essential entry-level soft skills like how to dress, speak, and collaborate in the healthcare setting. With two new chapters, new Video Case vignettes, and 48 soft skills and behavioral competencies, it gives you the tools you need to join the healthcare workforce. Behavioral objectives provided for mastering each skill. Worktext format with journaling activities and multiple self-reflection activities offers valuable review exercises. Critical thinking exercises woven throughout skills include multidisciplinary scenarios from the field. What If? boxes feature short scenarios that encourage you to think about how you would handle a situation in the workplace. Case studies throughout use fictional vignettes to illustrate the issues involved with the specific skills. Down a Dark Road vignettes depict what can go terribly wrong when a skill is ignored or not mastered. Experiential Exercises are actions or experiments that you can perform on your own to gain a deeper appreciation for the skill. Cross Currents with Other Skills ties together and cross-references related skills, pointing out the synergies and connections between them. NEW! Highly anticipated Finding Your First Job chapter highlights competencies that you need to consider and prepare for when starting your job search, beginning a career in the health professions, writing your resume, and interviewing. NEW! Video Case vignettes with assessment and implementation tools on interview skills, active listening, dealing with others, problem solving and decision making, communication, presenting yourself for the workforce, working as a team, dealing with authority, and enhancing your promotability provide a multimedia component with real-life workplace scenarios for your review. NEW! Being a Student chapter covers competencies where students often struggle, including: taking meaningful notes, remaining calm and confident during assessments, and successfully preparing for practicum interviews. NEW! New content on financial literacy, including managing finances and paying back students loans, covers the impact financial decisions have on your life — both personally and as you look for a job.
Author: Ruth A. Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
The authors of this review manual have captured all of the elements of simulation from establishing the objectives of simulated learning experiences, to constructing scenarios, to debriefing students and the simulation team, to assessing and evaluating the learning that has accrued. They have also described the range of simulation options and the contexts for their most effective use. ;Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP, Dean and Professor College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University Health professionals embarking on a career teaching simulation are embracing a world of innovation in which both teacher and student can develop their healthcare skills more rapidly and promote better patient outcomes. This is the first practice manual to assist healthcare simulation educators in the United States and internationally in preparing for certification in this rapidly emerging field. The authors, noted experts in simulation and education, have carefully analyzed the CHSE blueprint to ascertain what material is most likely to be covered. They present this information in a user-friendly, pithy outline format. This review manual provides numerous features that help students to critically analyze test content, including end-of-chapter review questions, test-taking strategies, and a comprehensive practice test with answers and rationales. It features current evidence-based teaching practices and incorporates case studies to connect simulation situations to simulation education with healthcare students and includes information about advanced certification and recertification. KEY FEATURES: Comprises the first review book for the CHSE exam Follows the CHSE test blueprint Fosters optimal learning and retention through use of a pithy outline format Provides Teaching Tips feature for best simulation practice Includes Evidence-Based Simulation Practice boxes that focus on current research Incorporates case studies, 230+ test questions, end-of-chapter practice questions, and test-taking strategies The Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and CHSE marks are trademarks of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. This manual is an independent publication and is not endorsed, sponsored, or otherwise approved by the Society.
Contains 33 presentations from the 1997 Interactive Healthcare Conference. Topics include an introduction to the Internet, design, development, and evaluation of multimedia programs, developing markets, funding sources, and real-world applications.
Develop the critical thinking skills you need for success in today's challenging healthcare setting with Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment: A Practical Approach to Outcome-Focused Thinking, 4th Edition! This book's insightful and motivational style makes the concept of critical thinking come alive. Learning difficult concepts is easy with the book's "how-to" approach that provides supporting rationales to help you understand why and how to make decisions. User-friendly and motivational style with vivid examples, anecdotes, and real case scenarios brings content to life. Helps you work smarter - not harder - by providing workplace strategies for managing time, dealing with conflict, and giving bad news. Incorporates practical strategies to promote critical thinking with evidence showing why and how the strategies apply to real life. Emphasizes the importance of ethics- and standards-based professional practice in a world of increasing accountability to keep both you and your patients safe. Incorporates cultural, spiritual, and lifespan content throughout and addresses nurses' roles in hospitals, communities, and long-term care settings for a balanced, comprehensive look at critical thinking. Pre-Chapter Self-Tests help you focus on learning outcomes by identifying your learning needs. Independent learning is easy with user-friendly features such as Key Points, Critical Thinking Exercises, unique HMO ("Help Me Out") cartoons, and much more. New illustrations clarify key concepts and reflect the latest developments in critical thinking. UNIQUE! Applies brain-based learning principles through the use of strategies that challenge the mind to help you gain a better understanding of the content. A wealth of new content, including problem-focused versus outcome-focused thinking, prioritization, novice and expert thinking, evidence-based practice, and more, provides you with the latest information in the field. UNIQUE! Other Perspectives and Critical Moments vignettes with giraffe and elephant icons make learning this important information fun and engaging. Covers the Institute of Medicine's competencies and delegation strategies based on the ANA's Principles for Delegation. NCLEX® examination-style review section includes multiple-choice questions to helps you prepare for board exams.