In an era of changing reimbursements, value based purchasing, and expanded roles for nursing in the health care delivery system, critical thinking and decision making are important skills for nurses caring for patients and for nurse leaders and managers. Nurses are a cadre of knowledge workers within the health care system. As such, they need information, resources, and support from their environment. Critical thinking and decision-making competences include analytical skills as well as intuition. Just as intuition is part of expert clinical practice Benner, , intuition plays an important role in developing managerial and leadership expertise Shirey, Using these skills, nurses in direct patient care and leaders and managers can reflect analytically, reconceptualize events, and avoid the tendency to make decisions and problem solve hastily or on the basis of inadequate information.
Critical care nurses' critical thinking and decision making related to pain management
Decision Making & Critical Thinking Competency | LEADx
In today's complex, data-driven world, professionals face many "gray" areas in which they need to think critically and exercise personal judgment. This course offers tools and techniques for sharpening the "gray cells" of the brain for clearer thinking and more effective decision-making. Understand and practice specific techniques for deducing the right conclusions from data, to solve problems and make decisions. Practice avoiding stumbling blocks for effective decision-making and learn how personal assumptions and views can help or hinder your reasoning and decision-making. When you register for a class, you will be automatically placed on a waiting list. A message "No Seats Available" will appear.
Critical Thinking and Decision-Making: Decision-Making Strategies
Defined: Deliberation to determine action to be taken and alternatives to be dismissed. In terms of leadership decision-making, the determination is presumed to contemplate the organization's objectives or goals. The proposition of making decisions that carry significant consequences for the people and the purposes of an organization can be daunting.
Correspondence to: Lilian G. Nurse administrators are compelled to manage the dynamic health care system and advance excellence at every level of the organization. A challenge that besets nursing management points at developing the capacity of nurse executives to apply critical thinking in making decisions and establishing priorities in the clinical setting. The key point of analysis would lie in the employment of the concepts, ideas, beliefs, and notions derived a given phenomenon. Keywords: Critical thinking, Decision-making, Nursing administration, Philosophical perspective.