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Theories behind a nursing intern's error in terms of clinical decision-making

Authors
  • Wu, Meng
Type
Published Article
Journal
Frontiers of Nursing
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
Oct 02, 2020
Volume
7
Issue
3
Pages
209–215
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/fon-2020-0025
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Clinical decision-making and judgment is an essential skill that should be acquired by nursing interns. However, many studies reveal that a large proportion of nursing interns have difficulty in meeting the basic expectation of clinical decision-making. This article begins with a brief review of some theories related to clinical decision-making. Then it takes a case, for example, to show how the wrong decision is made. Furthermore, it makes a general analysis on the case drawing on the concept of bounded rationality, dual-process model, and skills acquisition theory. This article ends with some reflections from the case, to improve the consciousness and skills in decision-making for nursing interns.

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