Critical Thinking In Healthcare

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What is Creative Thinking? Critical thinking is the concept of how to think, not what to think. Critical thinking is endless subsequently often leading to different questions. When applying the process of critical thinking one must apply open-mindedness, curiosity, skepticism and persistence. Rational and logical thinking is most essential, but emotion, thinking is needed also because, it’s natural for people to experience anxiety and fear when they are thinking critically. Engaging Critical Thinking in Healthcare System Critical thinking skills are vital for administrators to function as transformational leaders capable of persuading staff to align with organizational goals. Studies have shown that students that use critical thinking frequently…show more content…
According to The World Health Organization they estimate that around 2.4 million healthcare professionals globally are needed. Nurses, physicians, and midwives are needed to provide basic healthcare needs for patients. (WHO, 2006) The insufficiency in the number of registered nurses needed in the United States is expected to reach “285,000 by 2020 and 500,000 by 2025.” (Donelan, Buerhaus, DesRoches, Dittus, & Dutwin, 2008) Principal nursing officers, directors of nursing, and nurse educators are accountable for initial and ongoing development of their nursing staff. Their challenge is to find ways to encourage the development and use of critical thinking dispositions. One way is honing on the emotional and social intelligence skills, inquiry-based learning, appreciative inquiry, critical incident analysis, concept mapping, case studies, role-play, and dialogue are useful techniques that may improve critical thinking. Being a healthcare professional requires using critical thinking. If you want to be a nurse you have to think like a nurse. What makes the thinking of a nurse different from a doctor, a dentist or an engineer? It is how they view the clients and the type of problems they deal with in the practice while engaging in client

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