Critical Thinking in Nursing

Prentice Hall
Carol Green  
Total pages
July 1999
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For sophomore/senior level-courses in Maternal Child Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Home Care Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, and Mental Health Nursing; requires a prerequisite course in Fundamentals of Nursing.

Written by a leader in the movement to incorporate critical thinking skills into the classroom learning environment, this innovative and insightful workbook contains 92 real-life cases that address all aspects of nursing care-assessment, analyzing data, planning care, evaluating benefits and possible consequences of care, and more. Using these cases as a vehicle to help students both understand and apply the cognitive and affective components that influence critical thinking, it enhances their reasoning skills on common and complex health problems, and allows them to practice attitude and cognitive thinking skills in a safe environment. Easily incorporated throughout the entire nursing curriculum, this workbook is ideal for assignments, as a springboard for classroom discussions, or as a self-directed text. Contents include an introduction to critical thinking, an historical overview of critical thinking, an in-depth discussion on the affective and cognitive components of critical thinking, plus complete explanations on how to use activities in the book.


  • Highly adaptable-Can be used with any medical-surgical, pediatric, maternity, or psychiatric textbook.
    • Allows the text to be utilized across the curriculum. Ex.___

  • Total emphasis on critical thinking-Uses critical thinking language throughout; bases all material on critical thinking theory; and fosters both attitude and cognitive critical thinking within each case.
    • Provides students with true, interactive study on critical thinking; shows them that there is more than one component of critical thinking; and helps them understand how the affective component of critical thinking impacts the cognitive component. Ex.___

  • 92 case studies-Reflects real-life clinical and community scenarios.
    • Provides students with an opportunity to learn CT language and apply it to everyday nursing practice. Ex.___

  • Organized by major nursing specialties-Devotes each section of the workbook to a different specialty of nursing, i.e., adult health, community and home-care, maternal-newborn, pediatrics, and mental health nursing.
    • Exposes students to many different areas of nursing, and benefits instructors from a variety of disciplines. Ex.___

  • Text/Internet link.
    • Presents students with consistently updated material, and allows them to work with their peers at other campuses at any given time; enables instructors to assign projects on-line. Ex.___

  • Activities & questions-Presents many activities and questions within each case that can be either self-directed or used in the classroom to stimulate critical thinking skills.
    • Presents students and instructors with an extensive variety of learning tools that encourages the development of critical thinking skills and enriches the entire learning experience. Ex.___

  • Practice Sessions.
    • Introduces students to the concepts and language of critical thinking. Ex.___

  • Chapter summaries-Keys summaries to particular sections in the chapter.
    • Helps students during their review process. Ex.___

Table of Contents


Adult Health Nursing.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Acute Pulmonary Edema. Adenocarcinoma of the Colon. Atrial Dysrhythmia: Rapid Heart Rate. Bleeding Esophageal Varices. Breast Cancer. Complicated Diabetes Mellitus. Congestive Heart Failure. Diabetes Mellitus. Fluid Retention of Unknown Etiology. Hepatitis B. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection. Hyperthyroidism. Living with a Cardiac Pacemaker. Multiple Sclerosis. Renal Calculi. Respiratory Compromise Following Hip Surgery. Spinal Cord Injury. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Community and Home Care Nursing.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Alzheimer's Disease. Central Line Care. Choosing to Die. Chronic Obstructive Lung. Colostomy. Congestive Heart Failure. Crisis Intervention. Decubitus Ulcer. Fecal Impaction. Health Screening. Hypoglycemia. Injected Foot Wound. Medication Error. Neighborhood Assessment. Palliative Care. Parkinson's Disease. Peripheral Vascular Disease. Tuberculosis. Urinary Tract Infection.

Material-Newborn Nursing.

Adolescent Mother and Attachment Issues. Cesarean Birth and Recovery. Early Postpartal Hematoma. Ectopic Pregnancy. Gestational Diabetes. HELLP Syndrome. Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Induction of Labor. Multiple Births. Postpartum Depression. Primigravida labor. Pueperal Eclampsia. Teenage Pregnancy and Premature Labor. Uterine Tear. Vaginal Birth after Cesarean.

Nursing Care of Children.

Acute Glomerulonephritis. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) in Premature Infant. Cultural Differences and Breastfeeding. Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER). Heroin and Cocaine Addiction. Hirschsprung's Disease. Immunizations. Iron Deficiency Anemia. Osteoseptic Arthritis. Otitis Media. Pneumonia and Asthma. Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Surgical Preparation. Third-Degree Burns. Traumatic Closed Brain Injury.

Mental Health Nursing.

Adolescent Client. Adolescent Depression. Antisocial Personality Disorder. Anxiety and Panic Attacks. Delusional Behavior. Depression. Depression and Suicidal Ideation. Eating Disorder: Anorexia. Involuntary Hospital Admission. Long Term Care. Paranoid Schizophrenia. Patient-Care Giver Conflict. Potentially Dangerous Home Health Visit. Restrained Patient. Schizophrenia.

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