Great news to announce-- Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses: Achieving the IOM Competencies, Third Edition by M. Gaie Rubenfeld and Barbara Scheffer just earned a perfect score of 100 and 5 stars from Doody's Review Service. Reviewer, Cynthia Lee Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, from the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, writes that it "effectively incorporates the concept of critical thinking and demonstrates how to use this idea in a real world setting."
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"This book takes a novel approach to describing critical thinking and evidence-based practice as it applies to a real-world setting, with a number of excellent examples, reflective exercises, and thought-provoking questions.
The purpose is to help nurses, students, and others in healthcare develop and hone their critical thinking skills. The authors apply these skills to real-world situations and specifically the IOM competencies.
A description of what critical thinking is and how it can be applied to the field of nursing begins the book. It then allows readers to assess their critical thinking capabilities through reflection and questioning and a critical thinking inventory. The authors relate examples of how critical thinking can be used with the IOM competencies and how it can be incorporated into evidence-based practice. The helpful and practical examples and exercises are the best part of the book.
This is a novel and interesting addition to the literature on the concept of critical thinking. So often, critical thinking is used as a buzz word without any practical content behind it. I look forward to implementing some of these ideas."