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applied science
use of scientific theory and laws in a practical way that has immediate application
deductive reasoning
a process through which conclusions are drawn by logical inference from given premises; proceeds from the general case to the specific
evidence based research
using research findings as a basis for practice rather than trial and error, intuition, or traditional methods
inductive reasoning
the process of reasoning from the specific to the general. Repeated observations of an experiment or even enable the observer to draw general conclusions
problem solving
a method of finding solutions to difficulties specific to a given situation and designed for immediate action
pure science
information that summarizes and explains the universe without regard for whether the information is immediately useful; also known as “basic science”
scientific method
a systematic, orderly approach to the gathering of data and the solving of problems
affective goal
Effort directed toward a change in a patient’s feelings, values, or belief systems
analysis
the second step in the nursing process during which various pieces of patient data are analyzed. The outcome is one or more nursing diagnoses
assessment
The first step in the nursing process involving the collection of information about the patient
clinical judgment
the ability to make consistently effective clinical decisions based on theoretical knowledge, informed opinions, and prior experience
dependent intervention
nursing actions on behalf of patients that require knowledge and skill on the part of the nurse but may not be done without explicit directions from another health professional, usually a physician, dentist or nurse practitioner
evaluation
measuring the success or failure of the outputs and consequently the effectiveness of a system. It is the final step in the nursing process wherein the nurse examines the patient’s progress to determine whether a problem is solved, is in the process of being solved, or is unsolved. In communication theory, the analysis of information received
implementation
a stage of the nursing process during which the plan of care is carried out
planning
the third step in the nursing process, which begins with the identification of patient goals