GCU NRS 430V Topic 2 DQs and Assignment
Mar 7-13, 2022
Define critical thinking and evidence-based practice. Discuss what critical thinking in nursing practice entails and explain why it is important. Discuss the role of critical thinking and evidence-based practice as they relate to patient outcomes.
Mar 9, 2022, 10:35 AM
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As mentioned in Critical thinking: the development of an essential skill for nursing students journal, (2014) “Critical thinking according to Scriven and Paul is the mental active process and subtle perception, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of information collected or derived from observation, experience, reflection, reasoning or the communication leading to conviction for action”. Chapter 3 in Dynamics in Nursing Art & Science of Professional Practice defines evidence-based practice as, “the integration of clinical expertise, the most up-to-date research, and patient’s preferences to formulate and implement best practices for patient care”.
Critical thinking is a vital component of any health care professional’s job. The ability of a nurse to think critically is a fundamental aspect of nursing. It gathers all of the patient’s information and decides what will benefit their current medical situation. It allows a nurse to make the most suitable decisions for patients, resulting in the most favorable outcomes.
In order to provide the best care to our patients, it is essential to have the ability to critically think and use current evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice is information research over time that has been demonstrated to be the most satisfactory patient outcome. The use injunction of critical thinking and evidence-based practice will support the development of effective nursing practices.
Dean, J. Dynamics in Nursing Art & Science of Professional Practice. Chapter 3 Practice and Competency Development. https://lc.gcumedia.com/nrs430v/dynamics-in-nursing-art-and-science-of-professional-practice/v1.1/#/chapter/3
Papathanasiou, I. V., Kleisiaris, C. F., Fradelos, E. C., Kakou, K., & Kourkouta, L. (2014). Critical thinking: the development of an essential skill for nursing students. Acta informatica medica : AIM : journal of the Society for Medical Informatics of Bosnia & Herzegovina : casopis Drustva za medicinsku informatiku BiH, 22(4), 283–286. https://doi.org/10.5455/aim.2014.22.283-286
Describe how the nursing profession is viewed by the general public. Discuss factors that influence the public’s perception of nursing? Describe ways to educate the general public on the professional nurse’s role and scope of nursing within a changing health care system.
Mar 11, 2022, 8:21 PM
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The general public views the nursing profession as a profession of trust and respect, a profession where everyone in it is empathetic and noble. It is also perceived as an essential component in maintaining quality care for patients, especially in chronic illness.
One factor that influences the public’s perception of nursing is culture. For example, in the Chinese culture, the nursing profession is seen as a caregiver with a poor profession, but the most significant factor, especially nowadays, is the media. The media has portrayed the nursing profession as a problematic profession with no skills as a physician assistant. Ways to educate the general public on the professional nurse’s role and scope of nursing within a changing health care system would be by using the media to portray an independent, knowledgeable, and skilled nurse. Reeducating or educating the new generation of physicians on the nurses’ role and how essential they are to run a smooth health care system. But overall, setting a good example for yourself by having work values and respect for all team members.
Berkowitz, B. (2019, December 16). Nurses in the Media. Columbia School of Nursing. Retrieved March 11, 2022, from https://www.nursing.columbia.edu/news/nurses-media
ten Hoeve , Y., Jansen , G. J., & Roodbol , P. (n.d.). The nursing profession: Public … – wiley online library. Retrieved March 12, 2022, from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jan.12177
The field of nursing has changed over time. In a 750‐1,000 word paper, discuss nursing practice today by addressing the following:
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