Clinical Reasoning Essay

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• In this Assignment I will • Define my understanding what clinical reasoning means to me. • How do I make a clinical judgement? • How do I solve my patient’s clinical problem? • How do I critically think and make a professional judgement. • How do I practice safe clinical decision in a supportive organizational environment? • Clinical reasoning process. • I will be relating the implication of developing critical thinking aptitudes in order to practice, safe nursing diagnostic and professional judgment in my daily nursing process. I will also converse the approaches and skills that are required to develop clinical thinking and safe clinical problem solving in the environment I work in. The main focus will be on the responsibilities and…show more content…
As nurses, we have very clear guidelines of our professional and ethical responsibility in providing safe, competent and effective care in various settings that provide health care to public. Nursing Council of New Zealand (2011) clearly defines a professional boundary for nurses and the guidelines to provide safe health care to their patients and their partner and family and other people nominated by the health consumer to be involved in their care. This emphasizes and brings greater understanding the importance of critical thinking and making accurate and effective decisions in order to provide adequate care to the patients. Clinical reasoning encourages us nurses to learn, think, reasons and develop skills that assists us in making decisions and solve problems effectively. It gives practical, in-depth thinking that focuses on what to believe or do. My interpretation of clinical reasoning is it can be seen as the art of thinking which when clearly drawn can give clear, accurate and dependable resulting in focusing purposeful goal’s. Clinical reasoning can also be defined as a process of decisive, self-regulatory decision and the cognitive engineering that drives problem-solving and…show more content…
Smith is 89years old female who was admitted to residential aged care one year ago as requiring Rest Home level care. While doing my medication round one morning, I found her very distressed and crying. My immediate response was to calm Mrs. Smith and started having a conversation regarding her concerns. Mrs. Smith specified that all night she did not sleep due to pain on her lower abdomen and urge to go to the toilet all night to pass urine. Her main concern was that she did not want to eat and drink as this will force her to get up and keep going to toilet. She also voiced her dissatisfaction towards the dinner meal that was provided to her on the previous day and felt her special diet for diverticulitis was not monitored by care staff.Mrs. Smith past medical history includes Arthritis, Diverticulitis, Hypertension and arterial fibrillation. Her current medication is felodipine, quinapril, aspirin, and warfarin. She is also is charted Panadol tablet as required. She has no medication or food allergy and very compliance with taking her
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