Patient Assessment in Nursing Practice Discussion
Assessment of the patient is critical to providing safe, high quality nursing care. Yet, often we have so many procedures to perform, medications to administer and other tasks to complete that we do not stop to critically assess the patient. Consider the following in your discussion:
- What assessment processes do you use in your daily nursing practice?
- Are the processes more of a systems checklist or do they truly involve the synthesis of information that involves reflection and critical thinking?
- How can you reconsider personal habits and cognitive processes and make sure to include critical thinking in the assessment process?
- lease support your initial discussion and opinions with at least two citations from the assigned readings, or peer-reviewed professional nursing literature.250 WORDS