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Understanding Decision-Making in Nursing Practice

Understanding Decision-Making in Nursing Practice

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January 2023 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A clear, accessible and evidence-based introduction to effective decision-making in nursing. It discusses the processes and frameworks that support clinical reasoning and applies theory and knowledge to the nursing context.

Activities and case studies provide regular opportunities to apply theory to practice with real-world examples of decision making in action encourage students to reflect on and draw from their own lived experiences.

The book has been carefully developed to support students in meeting the NMC Future Nurse Standards of Proficiency and draws from many of the lessons learned during the Covid-19 pandemic, making it a rich learning resource for all student and qualified nurses.

Part 1 Decision Making: Theory and Practice
Karen Holland and Debbie Roberts
Chapter 1 Principles of Decision Making for Practice
Debbie Roberts
Chapter 2 Making Decisions as a Student: Decision-Making Opportunities
Joanne Cleary-Holdforth and Therese Leufer
Chapter 3 Using Evidence for Decision-Making
Debbie Roberts
Chapter 4 Reflection and Learning from Decision Making
Marcia Kirwan
Chapter 5 Ethical Issues and Decision Making in Practice
Jenni Templeman and Karen Holland
Chapter 6 Communication Skills and Decision Making in Practice
Part 2 Decision Making in Practice
Tony Warne and Gareth Holland
Chapter 7 Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing
Angela Darvill and Natalie Robinson
Chapter 8 Decision Making in Children’s and Young People’s Nursing Practice
Louise Cogher and Dale Nixon
Chapter 9 Decision Making in Learning Disability Nursing
Deborah Atkinson and Jane McGrath
Chapter 10 Decision Making in the Field of Adult Nursing
Part 3 Decision Making for Health care
Angela Williams
Chapter 11 Decision Making for Risk Assessment and Patient Safety in Practice
Melissa Corbally and Karen Holland
Chapter 12 Decision Making in Complex Situations in Practice
Stephen Prydderch and Daniel Lucy
Chapter 13 Decision Making for Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health in Practice
Debbie Roberts and Karen Holland
Chapter 14 Decision Making and Nursing Education in a Global Pandemic

This book is a valuable resource as I embark upon qualification to the professional nursing register. ‘Understanding Decision-Making in Nursing Practice’ provides an in-depth, nuanced view of the evidence-based processes required for clinical reasoning and how to make sound judgments in nursing practice. The ‘activity’ sections throughout the book provides the reader with further literature and resources providing an outlet for further critical thinking and independent learning.

Telaid Alaw
Liverpool John Moores University

Evidence based and recent text regarding decision making in practice

Mrs Rachel Mason
Nursing, Staffordshire University
September 25, 2023

A good and insightful text in helping students to explore and understand the complexity of decision-making in nursing care delivery.

Mr Thomas Beary
Nursing, Hertfordshire University
September 29, 2023

This book is easy to understand

Mrs fiona girling
Nursing, Hull University
July 7, 2023

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