Clinical Decision Making and Judgement in Nursing

Author: Carl Thompson,Dawn Dowding

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780443070761

Category: Medical

Page: 199

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The book will give a critical overview of the current research literature regarding the topic of clinical decision making and judgement in nursing. This is in contrast to other texts which either rely on anecdotal evidence to justify their approach, or focus on medical (rather than nurse) decision making. The text aims to help individuals apply different techniques to practice, aiming for a 'non-academic' style which will be easy for readers to understand. Both the editors are researchers in the field of nurse decision making and have considerable experience teaching the subject on third level diploma/degree, masters level and post-registration nursing courses. This text is therefore unique in drawing together both the research (current as well as that which has already been published) and practical experience of implementing techniques in practice.

Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses E-Book

Author: Carl Thompson,Dawn Dowding

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042528

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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This book provides the skills and knowledge to use information effectively when exercising professional judgement and clinical decisions. By integrating theory with practical examples, it provides an overview of the key issues facing nurses in decision making today. Review of up-to-date research into clinical professional judgement and decision making Focus on evidence and skills and knowledge relevant to nursing practice Combines current theory with analysis of applications in practice Learning exercises and self-assessment components in each chapter Comprehensive coverage of subject

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making for Nursing Students

Author: Mooi Standing

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473904986

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Clinical decision-making is an indispensable facet of professional nursing care. In order to become a registered nurse it is essential that the student develops sound decision-making skills in order to deal with the challenges ahead. This book enables pre-registration nursing students to understand, develop and apply these skills in order to practise safely and effectively. The structure of the book helps students to progress in effective decision-making right from the first to the final year of their programme. The book links theory to realistic experiences and clinical scenarios to show student nurses how to use these skills in practice. Key features: -provides practical ways designed to help student nurses reach sound and safe decisions -uses active learning features and activities that promote the use of evidence, critical enquiry, reflection and patient-centred care -linked to the latest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters

Clinical Judgement And Decision-Making In Nursing And Inter-Professional Healthcare

in Nursing and interprofessional healthcare

Author: Standing, Mooi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033523626X

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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Covering core judgement and decision making skills, this book includes contributions and case studies from a range of fields including intensive care, midwifery, and community setting and a mental health unit. It also discusses creative thinking for whole systems working, advance practice and developing skills.

Decision-Making in Midwifery Practice

Author: Maureen D. Raynor,Jayne E. Marshall,Amanda Sullivan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702039764

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The book looks at a broad perspective of decision making and each chapter focuses on a specific aspect related to making crucial decisions. Following an initial introduction the book explores the concept of autonomy and the many factors that influence autonomous practise. The role of knowledge in decision making, using evidence to inform decisions, as well as different approaches to decision making are also examined - including the traditional or rational approach, decision analysis and the development of professional judgement. Dilemmas arise when decisions are made and therefore ethical decision making is an important component of this book. Management decisions may be different from those related to giving specific care to women, hence one chapter focuses on making management decisions. Emphasis is also placed on the role of the midwife in helping women make their own decisions, the role of reflection in enhancing the decisions midwives make and the support midwives can receive from their Supervisor of Midwives. Flowcharts explain and facilitate the decision-making process. A very practical approach to decision-making in midwifery, with contributions from midwives who have considerable experience in this area Provides guidelines on how to achieve successful autonomous midwifery practice, enabling theory to be effectively applied to practice Includes coverage of management roles and decision-making as well as clinical scenarios, offering frameworks and flowcharts to guide the inexperienced Suggests different approaches to making difficult decisions

Professional Judgment

A Reader in Clinical Decision Making

Author: Jack Dowie,Arthur Elstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521346962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 565

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Policy-capturing models, data-based aids, expert systems and decision analysis are the main decision-making techniques introduced here, with attention to their methodological bases and practical evaluation.

Decision Making

Descriptive, Normative, and Prescriptive Interactions

Author: David E. Bell,Howard Raiffa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521368513

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 623

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A compilation of different approaches--normative, descriptive,and prescriptive--develops this integrated analysis of decision-making that emphasizes the contributions of various disciplinary interests.

Synergy for Clinical Excellence: the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care

Author: East Carolina University Greenville North Carolina Sonya R Hardin,Sonya R. Hardin,Roberta Kaplow

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763770256

Category: Medical

Page: 237

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An essential reference for nursing students in developing and implementing the competencies necessary in caring for critically ill patients! Synergy for Clinical Excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care enhances the understanding of The Synergy Model in practice. Based on a decade of work by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the text encompasses the history and development of the nurse and patient characteristic inherent in The Synergy Model, and then thoroughly addresses each characteristic individually and applies the model in practice. Includes sample test questions relevant to the model that will assist nursing students in preparing for certification through AACN, and provide further examples of the integration of the Synergy Model in practice.

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

Author: Jacqueline Scott,Judith Treas,Martin Richards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998997

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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Tackling issues relevant to family life today, this authoritative Companion shows why studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life, across the globe. Contains original essays by expert contributors on a wide range of topics relating to the sociology of families. Includes coverage of social inequality, parenting practices, children’s work, the changing patterns of citizenship, and multi-cultural families. Gives special attention to European and North American examples. Discusses previously neglected groups, including immigrant families and gays and lesbians. Explores how revolutionary changes in aging, longevity, and sexual behavior have radically affected the experience of different generations, and the relationships between them.

Clinical Decision Making

A Case Study Approach

Author: Denise L. Robinson

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781729949

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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This essential text presents and explains every aspect of clinical decision making, providing a sound base of knowledge for confidence and accuracy. Its format incorporates principles of problem-based learning methods that are used in many nursing programs. The revised Second Edition contains 20 new case studies of the most common diseases and disorders encountered in family practice; each includes a review of all the information necessary for developing a plan of care and emphasizes differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning for the nurse practitioner. The text's problem-oriented format promotes and strengthens critical thinking skills. Additional features include: tutorials; holistic health considerations; case accuracy; laboratory tests that require learners to interpret tests and their impact on a patient's condition; interdisciplinary collaboration; decision trees that are applicable to each case; research-based outcomes; complementary therapies; and much more. A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.

Foundations for Practice in Occupational Therapy

Author: Rosemary Hagedorn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443064708

Category: Medical

Page: 187

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A readable, jargon-free, introduction to the theories, models and frames of reference which now form the theoretical basis of occupational therapy practice. This theory is now regarded as an essential part of the occupational therapy curriculum

Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice

Author: Karen Holland,Debbie Roberts

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199641420

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice is an evidence-based guide for student nurses that prepares them to make effective decisions on the ward and in the community.

Leadership in Health Care

A European Perspective

Author: Neil Goodwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134290187

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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This unique text is the first to explore leadership in the context of healthcare systems across Europe. It investigates leadership and management learning against the backdrop of increasing European parliamentary influence, the expansion of EU membership, and the increasing number of patients, staff, governments and healthcare employers viewing Europe as a single market for healthcare provision and employment. Written by leading authority Neil Goodwin, this timely book provides an assessment of the literature as well as practical guidance for developing personal leadership. It includes case studies and examples and is a must-buy for all students studying health management, leadership and public management as well as professionals within health services across Europe. This is the fourth text in the Routledge Health Management Series.

A Foundation for Neonatal Care

A Multi-disciplinary Guide

Author: Michael Hall,Alan Noble,Susan Smith

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846191483

Category: Medical

Page: 258

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This authoritative guide offers a vital overview including the recent fundamental changes in the care of newborn babies. As well as medical staff, key roles are now played by senior nurses, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, advanced neonatal nurse.

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare

A Guide to Best Practice

Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk,Ellen Fineout-Overholt

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605477788

Category: Medical

Page: 599

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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University

Decisions with Multiple Objectives

Preferences and Value Trade-Offs

Author: Ralph L. Keeney,Howard Raiffa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521438834

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 569

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This book describes how a confused decision maker, who wishes to make a reasonable and responsible choice among alternatives, can systematically probe their thoughts and feelings in order to make the critically important trade-offs between incommensurable objectives.

Berman's Pediatric Decision Making E-Book

Author: Lalit Bajaj,Simon Hambidge,Ann-Christine Nyquist,Gwendolyn Kerby

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087027

Category: Medical

Page: 808

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Berman’s Pediatric Decision Making uses an algorithmic, structured approach to lead you to the right diagnosis and treatment every time. Drs. Lalit Baja, Simon Hambidge, Ann-Christine Nyquist, and Gwendolyn Kerby use evidence-based research and flow charts for each presenting complaint or specific disorder to provide quick access to the information you need for effective decision making. With updated drug tables and revised algorithms, this streamlined new edition makes it even easier for you to diagnose and manage common clinical problems from infancy through adolescence. Rapidly access guidance on diagnosis and management from algorithms for each clinical disorder. Treat the full range of diseases and disorders with comprehensive coverage of diagnosis, assessment of severity, and clinical management. Choose the best treatment for each case thanks to indications for surgical interventions as well as expensive diagnostic procedures Stay current on recent developments and make effective decisions for movement disorders, physical abuse in children, sexual abuse in children, eating disorders, ADHD, and other hot topics. Find answers quickly and easily with a new table of contents organized into two sections—Presenting Complaints and Specific Disorders—that reduces the need to flip between chapters. Tap into the diverse perspectives of expert authors from all over the country. Get only the information you need in the streamlined new edition with shorter, more user-friendly flow diagrams and fewer specialized chapters.

Medical-surgical Nursing

Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems

Author: Sharon L. Lewis,Shannon Ruff Dirksen,Margaret McLean Heitkemper

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: 9780323065801

Category: Medical

Page: 1794

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Publisher's description: A bestseller in the field, Medical-Surgical Nursing, eighth edition offers up-to-date, evidence-based coverage of the latest clinical developments you need to know to provide exceptional care in today's fast-paced health care environment. A variety of helpful boxes and tables make it easy to find essential information, and the accessible writing style makes even complex concepts easy to grasp. Best of all - a complete collection of engaging, interactive learning tools and resources helps you gain valuable, real-world preparation for clinical practice!

Distinction

A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113587316X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

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No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth

Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in the Health Sciences

An International Multidisciplinary Teaching Anthology

Author: Noreen C. Facione,Peter A. Facione

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891557606

Category: Medical

Page: 285

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This anthology offers some answers by way of successful examples of favorite lessons which work when teaching for both thinking and content.