AUTHORS: Gregory, Diann S. - ©2009
Created especially for nurses, the Clinical Decision Making series helps to bridge the gap between content knowledge and clinical application. Case Studies in Maternity and Pediatric Nursing provides 80 nursing case histories that include critical thinking questions and answers based on real-life client situations. Every case contains a “blueprint” of variables that must be considered while evaluating a particular scenario, and are pertinent concerning the client nursing protocol and setting of care. Examples of these variables include age, gender, cultural influences, pre-existing conditions, legal issues, or communication skills. Each blueprint and case is different just as each clinical situation is unique. By simulating the decision-making process, learners gain the confidence needed to make informed clinical judgments that will make them successful practitioners. Simply stated, Clinical Decision Making shortens the distance between theory and practice like no other educational tool!