Clinical Decision Making Free Essays
This individual assessment item provides students with an opportunity to critically reflect on a clinical decision making case study. To do this you will identify a clinical scenario (case study) that you have been involved with. This case study must incorporate a problem or issue and include a decision making process.
1. Critically analyse this decision making process using the clinical reasoning cycle (Levett- Jones 2012). This means that you are expected to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the decision making process used in your chosen clinical scenario, using the clinical reasoning cycle. You are also required to incorporate recommendations for improvement based on current research and, if relevant, the National competency standards for the registered nurse.
2. Critically reflect on the decision making process. This means you need to reflect upon your experience of this situation and identify and discuss your reflections on the clinical decisions (you may use a reflection model to guide this process eg Gibbs). Because this essay requires you to critically reflect on a clinical decision you have been involved in the whole essay may be written in the first person. Your essay needs to clearly demonstrate a critically reflective and evaluative approach to practice, which means that you need to consider both the negative and positive aspects of your care and what aspects you would change for future practice.
Nursing Process and Clinical Decision-Making - …
Content (mark/100) Possible Mark Mark Achieved Comments
Clear and concise summary of relevant background information about the patient and the situation; the clinical decision; and the main issue or problem within the context of nursing practice and health care delivery, including why this issue or problem is important. 15
Use the clinical reasoning cycle to critically analyse the clinical decision you have been involved in. This may include impact on patient care, nursing standards, nursing practice, policies and procedures. Links to National competency standards for the registered nurse if relevant and applicable. Identify and explore clinical reasoning errors or positive achievement incorporating relevant literature. 40
Critically reflect on the decision making process. Reflect upon your experience of this situation and identify and discuss your reflections on the clinical decisions (you may use a reflection model to guide this process eg Gibbs). 15
Use relevant literature to make recommendations for a course of action that could have been followed to overcome identified problems, including future professional development for you or nurses generally. 15
Appropriate introduction, paragraph structure (including logical flow to essay) and conclusion 5
Research: appropriate use of at least 10 scholarly sources to support key points (at least 5 of these sources should be from published journal articles within the last five years; including primary sources from peer assessed Journals). 5
Presentation in accordance with School requirements including correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Referencing consistently APA 6th Ed 5
Total Mark /100
Even though nurses do not have complete autonomy in decision-making and practice, Nursing should be considered a profession because it requires an extended education and has a theoretical body of knowledge.