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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






9. 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.






10. 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.






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






12. Interpretations or conclusions made based on cues or observed data.






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






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






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






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






17. Making specific observations from a generalization.






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






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






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






21. Seeing something clearly without bias or judgment.






22. Making generalizations from specific data.






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