For sophomore/senior level-courses in Maternal Child Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Home Care Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, and Mental Health Nursing; requires a prerequisite course in Fundamentals of Nursing.
Written by a leader in the movement to incorporate critical thinking skills into the classroom learning environment, this innovative and insightful workbook contains 92 real-life cases that address all aspects of nursing care-assessment, analyzing data, planning care, evaluating benefits and possible consequences of care, and more. Using these cases as a vehicle to help students both understand and apply the cognitive and affective components that influence critical thinking, it enhances their reasoning skills on common and complex health problems, and allows them to practice attitude and cognitive thinking skills in a safe environment. Easily incorporated throughout the entire nursing curriculum, this workbook is ideal for assignments, as a springboard for classroom discussions, or as a self-directed text. Contents include an introduction to critical thinking, an historical overview of critical thinking, an in-depth discussion on the affective and cognitive components of critical thinking, plus complete explanations on how to use activities in the book.