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Critical Thinking And Clinical Reasoning

Instructions:
  • Answer 23 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. Interpretations or conclusions made based on cues or observed data.






2. The understanding or learning of things without the conscious use of reasoning.






3. Formalized - logical - systematic approaches to solving problems.






4. The process of establishing criteria by which alternative courses of action are developed and selected.






5. Accuracy as reflected by the ability to reproduce the same outcome.






6. Ending or end point; the final decision - determination - or result.






7. Making specific observations from a generalization.






8. How close data measurements are to their true value.






9. Thinking that is both coherent and logical and can be inductive or deductive.






10. The potential to contribute to nursing science by enhancing client care - testing or generating a theory - or resolving a day-to-day clinical problem.






11. The thinking process that allows nurses to logically draw conclusions and make a clinical judgment.






12. Thinking that results in the development of new ideas and products.






13. A set of questions one can apply to a particular situation or idea to determine essential information and ideas and discard superfluous information and ideas.






14. Considering all relevant aspects of collected data about a client to reach a decision about the meaning of the data and the proper response.






15. Making generalizations from specific data.






16. Taking something for granted or making a logical leap to reach a conclusion without proof - resulting in a conclusion that may be true or false.






17. Analysis of data to reach a specific conclusion; a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something.






18. A cognitive process that includes creativity - problem solving - and decision making.






19. Abstract ideas or mental images of phenomena or reality.






20. Correct reasoning using inductive or deductive thinking in order to reach a conclusion or judgment.






21. Process of thinking that results in reasonable - rational thoughts - involving clarity - accuracy - relevance - logicalness - breadth - precision - significance - completeness - fairness - and depth.






22. Seeing something clearly without bias or judgment.






23. How strongly something relates to the matter at hand.