Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Critical thinking and resolving medical errors as perceived by advanced practice nurses
by Mackoy, Karen M., D.H.A., University of Phoenix, 2010, 216; 3438409
Abstract (Summary)

This phenomenological study aimed to explore the lived experiences of APNs with clinical experience after studying critical thinking at the college level. Five major themes emerged: gathering data is essential in the healing process; critical thinking courses help problem solving, counseling impacts pragmatic delegation, education impacts pragmatic delegation, and the views of patients impact the plan care process. The results of the study demonstrated that critical thinking skills lead to the reduction of medical errors and are enhanced during training in clinical as well as academic settings. The focus of this study proved beneficial in furthering the importance of using critical thinking skills in clinical areas to address and solve complex problems.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hutkin, Ronald
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-B 72/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing, Health education, Organizational behavior, Health care management
Keywords: Advanced practice nurses, Critical thinking, Medical errors
Publication Number: 3438409
ISBN: 978-1-124-41591-8
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