Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Contin Educ Nurs. 2016 Jul 1;47(7):321-9. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20160616-09.

Teaching Critical Thinking Using Reflective Journaling in a Nursing Fellowship Program.

Abstract

Critical thinking (CT) is considered to be foundational for the development of RN clinical reasoning. Reflective journaling has been used as an educational strategy to support the development of CT. This project's purpose was to explore how using reflective journaling about CT dispositions with RNs in a fellowship program might influence RN's use of CT dispositions. This descriptive, qualitative study used content analysis as the method to analyze journal entries focused on seven CT dispositions: inquisitiveness, systematicity, open mindedness, analyticity, truth seeking, CT maturity, and CT confidence written by RNs in the first 7 weeks of their fellowship program. Based on the content analysis of journal entries, two major descriptive themes emerged: Development of Critical Thinking Is a Process That Develops During a Period of Time, and Purposefully Engaging Critical Thinking Dispositions May Help Prevent Negative Patient Outcomes. The purposeful use of CT dispositions as described in the journal entries also helped to guide the RN's individual learning. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2016;47(7):321-329.

PMID:
27351265
DOI:
10.3928/00220124-20160616-09
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for SLACK Incorporated.
Loading ...
Support Center