Using Narrative Research to Explore the Development and Presentation of Critical Thinking in Professional Nursing Career

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154510
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Presentation
Title:
Using Narrative Research to Explore the Development and Presentation of Critical Thinking in Professional Nursing Career
Abstract:
Using Narrative Research to Explore the Development and Presentation of Critical Thinking in Professional Nursing Career
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Chiou, Su C., RN, BS, NSP
P.I. Institution Name:Chang Gang Memorial Hospital at Kaohsiung
Title:Clinical Nurse Specialist
Background: Critical thinking is considered a desirable professional attribute for nurses in the new millennium. Nursing administrators and educators are obliged to assist students and nursing staff in developing the proficiency in critical thinking and making efficient judgments in the rapidly evolving clinical situation. Purpose: Exploring the development and presentation of critical thinking in the clinical situation. Methods: Theoretical saturation was achieved after five senior nurses were interviewed. Face-to-face, audio taped, interviews and a semi-structured, topical outline for each interview were used. Narratives were analyzed with the aid of "from novice to expert" as the conceptual framework (Benner, 1991) to emphasize the overall plot type of their stories. Result: Analysis revealed the critical thinking of senior nurses which would be manifested by certain characteristics such as the motivation, the capacity to overcome obstacles, critical judgment, lifelong enthusiasm for learning, insight and the essential skills for critical thinking such as reflecting, communicating, negotiating, and decision making. More characteristics and skills come in handy, more mature the professional nursing career will come to be. Motivation and the capacity to overcome obstacles are the prerequisites for developing critical thinking. The pedagogies such as writing clinical logs, literature reading & writing and relaying of experience will be used to build up the capability of critical thinking. Conclusions: These narratives could provide original material for the  nursing administrators and educators to assist students and nursing staff in developing critical thinking.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing Narrative Research to Explore the Development and Presentation of Critical Thinking in Professional Nursing Careeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154510-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Using Narrative Research to Explore the Development and Presentation of Critical Thinking in Professional Nursing Career</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chiou, Su C., RN, BS, NSP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chang Gang Memorial Hospital at Kaohsiung</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse Specialist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">june@adm.cgmh.org.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Critical thinking is considered a desirable professional attribute for nurses in the new millennium. Nursing administrators and educators are obliged to assist students and nursing staff in developing the proficiency in critical thinking and making efficient judgments in the rapidly evolving clinical situation. Purpose: Exploring the development and presentation of critical thinking in the clinical situation. Methods: Theoretical saturation was achieved after&nbsp;five senior nurses were interviewed. Face-to-face, audio taped, interviews and a semi-structured, topical outline for each interview were used. Narratives were analyzed with the aid of &quot;from novice to expert&quot; as the conceptual framework (Benner, 1991) to emphasize the overall plot type of their stories. Result: Analysis revealed the critical thinking of senior nurses which would be manifested by certain characteristics such as the motivation, the capacity to overcome obstacles, critical judgment, lifelong enthusiasm for learning, insight and the essential&nbsp;skills for critical thinking such as reflecting, communicating, negotiating, and decision making. More characteristics and skills come in handy, more mature the professional nursing career will come to be. Motivation and the capacity to overcome obstacles are the prerequisites for developing critical thinking. The pedagogies such as writing clinical logs, literature reading &amp; writing and relaying of experience will be used to build up the capability of critical thinking. Conclusions: These narratives could provide original material for the&nbsp; nursing&nbsp;administrators and educators to assist students and nursing staff in developing critical thinking.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:03:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:03:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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