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Clinical Reasoning and Clinical Judgement

Clinical reasoning and clinical judgement are terms which can be used interchangeably. It is the process in which nurses and other health care professionals collect cues, process information, understand a patient problem, plan and implement interventions, evaluate outcomes and reflect and learn from the process of it all. Clinical reasoning depends on a person’s critical thinking skills, disposition, attitude, and perspectives. It is not a linear process but rather an ongoing spiral of clinical encounters.

Effective clinical reasoning skills can have a positive impact on patient outcomes. Education of health care professionals should include clinical reasoning skills in order to promote recognition and management of the deteriorating patient and effective communication.

There are 8 main steps in the clinical reasoning cycle: look, collect, process, decide, plan, act, evaluate and reflect. However, these steps are not clear cut, the boundaries between them are often blurred. Clinical reasoning is a dynamic process during which health care professionals often combine one or more steps and move back and forth between them before reaching a decision, implementing action and evaluating the outcomes. 

Continuum and Coordination of Healthcare

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Health Care Management

Please assist me with the following questions 1. How have you demonstrated your role as a clinical scholar in your current position? How do you anticipate integrating this role into your current or future career? 2. The role of the DNP as healthcare system leader. How does the DNP demonstrate their role as a he

Schizophrenia Diagnosis and Permanent Issues

When doing my class room discussion below on the topic of schizophrenia, I particularly appreciated the information in my discussion regarding the differences of the three disorders, noting that schizophrenia often shows a greater number of symptoms, with increased deficit in functioning. Here is my question to the Brainmas

Implementing a health program

•Explain the four categories of information, which provide a useful framework for organizing a community health program. •Describe the importance of assessing program implementation in a public health program. •There are three levels of program implementation. Describe each of them and the significance of each level of p

Healthcare Administration

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improper admission orders and malpractice in healthcare

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Continuous Quality Improvement and Technology

How can technology enhance the effectiveness of continuous quality improvement? What are some of the challenges that prevent technology from fully being integrated in continuous quality improvement?

Critical Thinking in a hospital setting - case study

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Balanced polymorphism

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difference between common sense and practical wisdom

What is the difference between common sense and practical wisdom in health care? What are some emerging models and roles for health care providers and how do these new models and roles underscore the new need understand how to use common sense or practical wisdom in decision making?