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Enhancing Critical Thinking with Case Studies and Nursing Process

Neill, Kathleen M. DNSc, RN; Lachat, Maryanne F. PhD, RNC; Taylor-Panek, Sharon MSN, RN


Challenged to enhance critical thinking concepts in a sophomore nursing process course, faculty expanded the lecture format to include group explorations of patient case studies. The group format facilitated a higher level of analysis of patient cases and more sophisticated applications of nursing process. This teaching strategy was a positive learning experience for students and faculty.

Kathleen M. Neill, DNSc, RN, Assistant Professor,

Maryanne F. Lachat, PhD, RNC, Clinical Assistant Professor,

Sharon Taylor-Panek, MSN, RN, Instructor, Georgetown University School of Nursing, Washington, District of Columbia.

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