Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing (3rd ed.)

by Mooi Standing

Series: Transforming Nursing Practice Series

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  • 9781473957251
  • 9781526412584
  • 9781526412560
Clinical decision-making is an indispensable facet of professional nursing care. It is essential that students develop sound decision-making skills in order to deal with the challenges they will encounter as registered nurses. This book enables pre-registration nursing students to understand, develop and apply these skills in order to practise safely and effectively. The structure of the book helps the student progress in effective decision-making right from the first to final year of their programme. The book links theory to previous students’ experiences and clinical scenarios to show how to use these skills in practice.

Transforming Nursing Practice is a series tailor made for pre-registration student nurses. Each book in the series is:
  • Affordable
  • Mapped to the NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters
  • Focused on applying theory to practice
  • Full of active learning features

  • SAGE Publications; March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781526412584
  • Edition: 3
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  • Title: Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing
  • Series: Transforming Nursing Practice Series
  • Author: Mooi Standing
  • Imprint: Learning Matters
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473957251
  • 9781526412584
  • 9781526412560

In The Press

It's a long time ago now since I last read a textbook, however, what I do remember is finding them more or less stultifying. Each chapter contained pages and pages of impenetrable prose ending with several broadly phrased questions which, in order to answer them, meant going back over the same dull reading to try and extract a few salient points.

In comparison, Clinical Judgement and Decision Making in Nursing is an altogether revolutionary kind of textbook. Far from inhibiting the inquisitive mind, it stimulates the reader's neural networks right from the start with chapters brimming with short case studies which feature ordinary people facing everyday situations in a medical setting. 

The essential learning points are there for students to discern for themselves, which is by far the best way to retain knowledge.  In the event that some may struggle, the main points are identified in each set of circumstances and succinctly stated to reinforce and enhance understanding of specific issues.

Overall, the book could arguably be put forward as a landmark in teaching prospective nurses the importance and value of adhering to NMC standards of practice and personal behaviour.  It is also a significant tool in the raising of awareness amongst all medical professionals of the vital role a registered nurse plays in the daily life of us mortals as we hurtle toward our inevitable fate. 

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473957251
  • 9781526412584
  • 9781526412560