ERIC Number: EJ548574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Processes Used by Nurses to Make Decisions in the Clinical Practice Setting.
Ellis, Peggy A.
Nurse Education Today, v17 n4 p325-32 Aug 1997
Observations of 17 acute care nurses were used to identify covert cognitive processes used in clinical decision making. Goal-directed processes were used to achieve specific ends. Rule-out processes involved development and elimination of hypotheses to determine what problems existed, their causes, and possible solutions. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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