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ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2013 Apr-Jun;36(2):106-17. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e3182901f8d.

Use of the critical decision method in nursing research: an integrative review.

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Simmons College, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. priscilla.gazarian@gmail.com

Abstract

The focus of this article is the background and use of the critical decision method in nursing research. The purpose is to present a synthesis of the body of work whose authors used the critical decision method to explore nurses' cognitive work. For this integrative review of literature, I used the 5-step process: problem formulation, literature search, data evaluation, data analysis, and presentation. Synthesis of the 7 studies uncovered evidence of nurses' cognitive processes and demands of their practice environments and affirmed the method as a valuable tool for eliciting experienced nurses' practice knowledge making nursing expertise explicit.

PMID:
23644263
DOI:
10.1097/ANS.0b013e3182901f8d
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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