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Critical Thinking in a hospital setting - case study

1-3 page narrative essay in which you address the following scenario:

Suppose that you work as an emergency room nurse at a hospital. A co-worker claims that it is important to be able to "think on your feet". Your job for this assignment is to explain to him that there is much more to critical thinking than just the ability to react quickly under pressure. There are three parts to this assignment: First, Define critical thinking. Then describe some of the characteristics of good critical thinkers. Finally, explain how critical thinking is related to learning styles.

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Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is the process of skillfully and actively formulating, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information gathered from experience, observation, and communication. Critical thinking involved universal intellectual values that has clarity, accuracy , and good reasoning. Critical thinking involve components implicit to all reasoning. It involves purpose, problem, reasoning, and question at issue. Critical thinking involve a mixture of scientific thinking, mathematical thinking, historical thinking, moral thinking, and philosophical thinking.
Critical thinking have two components: 1) it contain a set of information and belief generating and processing skills, and 2) the habit based on intellectual commitment of using those skills to guide their behavior.
Critical thinking involved several steps. The first step is to identify the problem. The second step is to explore information and create ideas. The third step is to select the best idea by considering different perspective and engage in discussion with others. The fourth step is to build and test the idea. The fifth step is to evaluate the results and bring together various ideas so that you have considered in order to consolidate and articulate new understanding.

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Critical thinking is the process of skillfully and actively formulating, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information gathered from experience, observation, and communication. Critical thinking involved universal intellectual values that has clarity, accuracy , and good reasoning.

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