6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, Taiwan
Title: The clinical reasoning indicators for nursing students: Qualitative study
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Biography: Hui-Man Huang
Clinical reasoning is essential in preserving the standards of the profession and promoting quality patient outcomes. Purpose: This study was to explore the clinical reasoning indicators for nursing students in Taiwan. Methods: An qualitative study design was used. The thirteen participants were experts of nursing education. Individual interviews were transcribed into the procedural record. Data were analyzed by content analysis method by Waltz, Strickland, & Lenz (2010). Results: Analysis of interview showed four main themes. First theme was ” Perceived clinical clues”, included five sub-themes: 1. with sensitivity; 2 Application of observation; 3. Accumulated life experiences; 4. Personal motivation and willingness to initiate. The second theme was “Confirm clinical problems”, included four sub-themes: 1. Search clinical clues; 2. Connect theory with clinical practice; 3. Integrate clinical clues; 4. Identify clinical problems. The third theme was “Decided to act”, included three sub-themes: 1. Determine priorities; 2. Connect theory with clinical practice; 3. Verify hypothetical answers; 4. Solve the patient's problems. The last theme was “Evaluation and reflection”, included three sub-themes: 1. Evaluation effect of problem; 2. Self-evaluation; 3. Self- improvement. Conclusions: The clinical reasoning indicators for nursing students will be expected to build a new instrument to assessment clinical reasoning of students in the future.