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Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses

Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses, 1st Edition

Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses, 1st Edition,Carl Thompson,Dawn Dowding,ISBN9780443067273


Churchill Livingstone




234 X 155

This book provides the skills and knowledge to use information effectively when exercising professional judgement and clinical decisions. By integrating theory with practical examples, it provides an overview of the key issues facing nurses in decision making today.

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Key Features

  • Review of up-to-date research into clinical professional judgement and decision making
  • Focus on evidence and skills and knowledge relevant to nursing practice
  • Combines current theory with analysis of applications in practice
  • Learning exercises and self-assessment components in each chapter
  • Comprehensive coverage of subject

Carl Thompson

BSc(Hons), PhD, RN

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor (Personal Chair), Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK Senior Lecturer

Dawn Dowding

BSc(Hons) PhD RN

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Applied Health Research School of Health Care University of Leeds Leeds, UK

Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses, 1st Edition

1 Introduction

2 Uncertainty and nursing

3 Probability - the language of uncertainty

4 Using information in decision making

5 Theoretical approaches

6 What is a ‘good’ judgement or decision?

7 When decision making goes wrong

8 Avoiding errors

9 Diagnosis for nurses

10 Prognosis in nursing

11 Evidence-based decisions - the role of decision analysis

12 The economics of clinical decision making

13 Involving patients in decision making

14 Communicating risks and benefits

15 Teaching clinical decision making and judgement
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