The new edition has been updated to address the latest research as well as emerging needs of clinical nursing students in the Australian context.
An Australian text designed to address the key area of clinical reasoning in nursing practice.
Using a series of authentic scenarios, Clinical Reasoning guides students through the clinical reasoning process while challenging them to think critically about the nursing care they provide.
With scenarios adapted from real clinical situations that occurred in healthcare and community settings, this edition continues to address the core principles for the provision of quality care and the prevention of adverse patient outcomes.
Key terms – anchors students in understanding new concepts and terms related to the unit.
Learning outcomes for each section – identifies key points for the reader to keep in mind as they progress through the chapter. Featured at the start of the chapter, as well as located in the margins near relevant sections of text within the chapter.
Each unit begins with an assessment of that system / function – provides a good basis to move through the unit onto the skills that are associated with that particular area.
Ethical practise box – allows students the opportunity to understand the ethical complexities of nursing practise. This provides opportunities for practise for those who have not done placement.
Standards for practise – Provides a professional reference for students to understand industry standards.
Clinical scenario – Helps students who have not been on placement understand the critical thinking and skills needed in placement.
Critical thinking Questions- Develops student thinking with scaffolded learning and questions.
The 3 Ps table– presents information in a concise way for students. The rationales of the intervention are presented next to each step of the intervention. This assists students with their critical thinking.
Further Reading – Provides resources for further learning
References– Students will have the resources to use to enhance their learning and reference to professional standards.