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Critical ThinkingFundamentals of Nursing The Art and Science of Nursing Care

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20) What is problem-solving?
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20) Identifying a problem and then taking steps to resolve it are a matter of common sense.
21) What is trial-and-error problem solving?
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21) Testing any number of solutions until one is found that works for that particular problem.
22) T/F the trial-and-error problem soloing method is efficient.
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22) False: It is not efficient and can be dangerous to the patient
23) What is scientific problem-solving?
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23) Systematic, seven-step problem-solving process
24) What are the seven steps in the problem-solving method?
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24) Problem Identification. Data collection. Hypothesis formulation. Plan of action. Hypothesis testing. Interpretation of results. Evaluation
25) The scientific is used most correctly in a ____ _______ _____.
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25) Controlled laboratory setting.
26) T/F The ability to communicate clearly is a critical nursing skill.
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26) True
27) What is the primary purpose of the nursing process?
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27) Help nurses manage each patient's care scientifically, holistically and creatively.
28) What are four skills that are essential in the nursing practice?
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28) Cognitive, technical, interpersonal, ethical
29) What is critical thinking?
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29) A systematic way to form and shape one's thinking.
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30) What is the first step when thinking critically?
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30) Identify the purpose or goal of your thinking.
31) What are the four domains of critical thinking?
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31) Elements of thought; Abilities; Affective Dimensions; Intellectual Standards
32) What are the elements of thought?
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32) Purpose; questions at issue; point of view; empirical dimension; concepts and ideas; assumptions; implications and consequences
33) What does it mean for a nurse to be fair minded?
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33) They are open to different points of view and hear all sides of an argument before making a judgment
34) What does it mean for a nurse to be intellectually humble?
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34) They are learning all the time and never afraid to admit they don't know something.
35) What does it mean for a nurse to be intellectually courageous?
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35) Not afraid to challenge the status quo and go against the flow.
36) What does it mean for a nurse to be disciplined?
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36) Thorough and take the time necessary to reach well-reasoned conclusions.
37) What does it mean for a nurse to be creative?
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37) They think outside the box
38) Characteristics of interpersonal skills include:
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38) Promotion of the dignity and respect of patients as people; Centrality of the caring relationship; Mutual enrichment of both participants in the nurse-patient relationship
39) T/F Nurses often underestimate their power to help a patient heal simply through their respectful and caring presence.
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39) True
40) T/F A 60 second nurse-patient interaction can enhance or jeopardize human well-being.
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40) True
  
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