Artículos de revistas
Improving Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning With a Continuing Education Course
JOURNAL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION IN NURSING, v.40, n.3, p.121-127, 2009
CRUZ, Dina Monteiro
PIMENTA, Cibele Mattos
Background: Continuing education courses related to critical thinking and clinical reasoning are needed to improve the accuracy of diagnosis. Method: This study evaluated a 4-day, 16-hour continuing education course conducted in Brazil. Thirty-nine nurses completed a pretest and a posttest consisting of two written case studies designed to measure the accuracy of nurses` diagnoses. Results: There were significant differences in accuracy from pretest to posttest for case 1 (p = .008) and case 2 (p = .042) and overall (p = .001). Conclusion: Continuing education courses should be implemented to improve the accuracy of nurses` diagnoses. J Contin Educ Nurs 2009;40(3):121-127.