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Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing

Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing

Fifth Edition

March 2023 | 280 pages | Learning Matters

Clinical judgement and decision making are terms that are frequently used in nursing. But what do they mean and how can they be effectively applied in practice? In straightforward language, this book helps you to develop the necessary skills to make and apply sound clinical decisions. It breaks down the factors involved in decision making and shows you how to use evidence, critical enquiry and reflection to do so with confidence.

Key features:

-          Each chapter is mapped to the 2018 NMC Standards

-          Thought-provoking case studies and scenarios illustrate decision making in practice

-          Activities enable you to practise your skills and build confidence in your ability to make effective decisions

Chapter 1: What is clinical judgement and decision-making in nursing?
Chapter 2: Collaborative clinical decision-making
Chapter 3: Using observation to inform decisions
Chapter 4: Systematic clinical decision-making
Chapter 5: Standardised clinical decision-making
Chapter 6: Prioritising decisions in delivering care
Chapter 7: Experience and intuition in decision-making
Chapter 8: Reflective judgement and decision-making
Chapter 9: Ethical sensitivity in decision-making
Chapter 10: Accountability for nursing decisions
Chapter 11: Confidence in clinical decision-making
Chapter 12: Matrix decision-making model and ‘PERSON’ evaluation tool

Supports preparation for practice and final in point assessment for NMC, 2018 standards

Mr Hywel Thomas
College of Human and Health Science, Swansea University
May 10, 2024

I thought it was an excellent resource to support, stimulate and develop nurses skills.
Well laid out and good examples to encourage discussion.

Mr Mark Thomas Lees
Faculty of Health Sciences & Sport , Stirling University
May 29, 2024

Links to the NMC future nurse standards.
Brings together decision making, team working and accountability with relevant case studies, prompting the learner to relate to their own experiences and incorporating reflection and critical thinking.

Miss Helen Aldridge
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences(Nursing), Bournemouth University
July 6, 2023

Mooi Standing

Dr Mooi Standing is an independent academic nursing consultant with over 40 years’ experience that includes: (i) practising mental health and adult nursing in a range of hospital and community settings; (ii) lecturing pre-registration and post-registration nursing students from certificate to Master’s level and presenting scholarly papers at international nursing conferences; (iii) researching how nurses develop clinical decision-making skills and publishing articles, books and chapters on this topic for nursing students, registered nurses and advanced practitioners; and (iv) providing external consultancy in curriculum development... More About Author

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