NURS1000 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Critical Thinking, Nursing Process
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Notes from a critical thinking video watched in a tutorial:
• Critical thinking is the basis of decision making. It is purposeful, reflective and goal
• Critical thinking is the cognitive process used to develop and implement the nursing
• Critical thinking allows nurses to recognise behaviour patterns, anticipate client
needs, develop care plans that promote health and wellbeing, make well-reasoned
• Levels of critical thinking: basic, complex and commitment
• The basic level is when someone trusts the experts and their thinking is based on
rules/principles, follows step by step processes without adjusting to the patients
• Complex: thinking is separated from the experts because they analyse situations
independently, recognises alternate processes to solve problems, more creative,
follows procedures but is flexible in approach.
• Commitment: makes independent decisions, takes accountability/responsibility.
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