Chapter 7 The Importance of Critical Thinking

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Chapter 7  The Importance of Critical Thinking

 

 

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Sample Questions

 

 

Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

 

The nurse considers a problem and arrives at one possible solution. What should the nurse do next?

  1. Apply the solution to the problem.
  2. Continue looking for other solutions.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the solution.
  4. Ask others for their opinion of the solution.

What skill will the nurse need to be an effectively thorough thinker?

  1. Quick thinking
  2. Sharpened intuition
  3. Proactive thinking
  4. Creative thinking

The nurse displays the essence of critical thinking by doing what?

  1. Having all the answers
  2. Accepting what is read as true
  3. Asking questions
  4. Sharpening intuition

The instructor asks the student nurse a question, and the student responds by saying, “I studied, but I

don’t know the answer to that question.” The student is displaying what?

  1. Thorough thinking
  2. Creative thinking
  3. Reactive thinking
  4. Critical thinking

The nurse listens as a patient relates having multiple abortions. While the nurse does not personally believe abortion should be legal, the nurse respects the patient’s beliefs and opinion. What is this nurse demonstrating?

1. Tolerance 2. Shyness
3. Bigotry
4. Serendipity

Critical thinking is of most value to the nurse who is doing what?

  1. Performing a procedure by following the steps in the procedure manual
  2. Making decisions about how to handle a patient-based situation
  3. Documenting patient care delivered over the past hour
  4. Holding the hand of a dying patient who is alone

 

Chapter 7: The Importance of Critical Thinking Answer Section

MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. ANS: 2
The nurse should continue thinking of other potential solutions and should come up with at least three options. This allows the nurse to weigh different options and act on the best possible solution.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 7 OBJ: Objective: 3
KEY: Content Area: Critical Thinking | Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

2. ANS: 4
Creative thinking is essential to thorough thinking.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 7 OBJ: Objective: 3
KEY: Content Area: Critical Thinking | Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

3. ANS: 3
The essence of critical thinking is asking questions to gain more knowledge. A true critical thinker asks questions others did not think to ask.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 7 OBJ: Objective: 1
KEY: Content Area: Critical Thinking | Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

4. ANS: 4
One component of critical thinking is honesty and admitting when the answer is unknown instead of trying to make something up.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 7 OBJ: Objective: 3
KEY: Content Area: Critical Thinking | Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

5. ANS: 1
Tolerance is respecting other people’s opinions and beliefs without criticism.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 7 OBJ: Objective: 3
KEY: Content Area: Critical Thinking | Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

6. ANS: 2
Critical thinking is most valuable when making decisions because it guides the nurse to ask questions, use creative thinking, and consider the situation carefully.

PTS: 1 REF: Chapter: 7 OBJ: Objective: 2
KEY: Content Area: Critical Thinking | Integrated Processes: Teaching/Learning | Client Need: Safe, Effective Care Environment | Cognitive Level: Applying

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