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Title: A review of clinical decision-making: Models and current research
Authors: Banning, M
Keywords: Clinical decision-making;Decision-making models;Nursing practice;Nursing;Nursing experience;Nurses
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Blackwell
Citation: Journal of Clinical Nursing. 17(2): 187-95
Abstract: Aims and objectives: The aim of this paper was to review the current literature with respect to clinical decision-making models and the educational application of models to clinical practice. This was achieved by exploring the function and related research of the three available models of clinical decision making: information processing model, the intuitive-humanist model and the clinical decision making model. Background: Clinical decision-making is a unique process that involves the interplay between knowledge of pre-existing pathological conditions, explicit patient information, nursing care and experiential learning. Historically, two models of clinical decision making are recognised from the literature; the information processing model and the intuitive-humanist model. The usefulness and application of both models has been examined in relation the provision of nursing care and care related outcomes. More recently a third model of clinical decision making has been proposed. This new multidimensional model contains elements of the information processing model but also examines patient specific elements that are necessary for cue and pattern recognition. Design: Literature review Methods: Evaluation of the literature generated from MEDLINE, CINAHL, OVID, PUBMED and EBESCO systems and the Internet from 1980 – November 2005.
ISSN: 0962-1067
Appears in Collections:Community Health and Public Health
Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

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