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What is critical thinking?
The “intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from or generated by observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication
What 3 ways can nurses use critical thinking?
a. Nurses use knowledge from other subjects and fields
b. Nurses deal with change in stressful environments
c. Nurses make important decisions
___________ in problem solving and decision making is the ability to develop and implement new and better solutions
Creative thinking as a problem-solving technique requires ___________ of the _________________
knowledge, problem
Using creativity nurses can:
a. Generate many ideas rapidly
b. Are generally flexible and natural
c. Create original solutions to problems
d. Tend to be independent and self confident
e. Demonstrate individuality
What are skills used in critical thinking?
A. Critical analysis
B. Socratic questioning
C. Inductive reasoning
D. Deductive reasoning
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
Critical analysis
A technique one can use to look beneath the surface, recognize and examine assumptions, search for inconsistencies, examine multiple points of view, and differentiate what one knows from what one merely believes
Socratic questioning
Making generalizations from specific data
Inductive reasoning
Making specific observations from a generalization
Deductive reasoning