Critical Thinking fourth edition

Praise for previous editions : " Critical Thinking works very well indeed with first - year students . As a means of improving their thinking it is more successful than anything I've tried - and when their thinking improves , their ...

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551115735

Category: Philosophy

Page: 403

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"William Hughes's Critical Thinking, recently revised and updated by Jonathan Lavery, is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills required to make strong arguments. Hughes and Lavery give a thorough treatment of such traditional topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies and how to spot them, the importance of inference, how to recognise and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is not relevant to an argument. But they also cover a variety of topics not always treated in books of this sort - special concerns to keep in mind when reasoning about ethical matters and how the nature of a language can affect the structure of an argument. The book gives a lucid treatment of the differences between descriptive and evaluative meaning: one person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist." "For the fourth edition, Jonathan Lavery has added a new chapter on scientific reasoning, expanded the treatment of analogies, added numerous examples, and revised and updated the text throughout."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Critical thinking for Students 4th Edition

Fortunately it(and subsequent editions) soldin encouragingly largenumbers, justifying my beliefthat thesubject of CriticalThinking should beavailable beyond the universities. There are now quite a few textbooks around on Critical ...

Author: Roy Van Den Brink-Budgen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848034204

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Critical Thinking is a core skill needed to make all your studies more effective. This totally revised and updated book is a must if you want to find out how to develop your own arguments and evaluate other people's. Specifically, you will need to look at others' assumptions and their use of evidence. Learn too how to spot, and rectify, weaknesses of your own. An indispensable book, especially for students following the OCR AS-level course in Critical Thinking.

Learning to Think Things Through

The 4th edition reflects streamlined writing, with changes and substantial edits on virtually every page. "This text stacks op very well against its competition because it is concise.

Author: Gerald M. Nosich

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0137085141

Category: Education

Page: 222

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For Freshman Orientation or Critical Thinking courses as well as a supplementary text for use in any subject-matter at any educational level. This concise, effective guide is designed to help students learn to think critically in any subject-matter. Learning to Think Things Through presents a combination of instruction and exercises that shows the reader how to become active learners rather than passive recipients of information, use critical thinking to more fully appreciate the power of the discipline they are studying, to see its connections to other fields and to their day-to-day lives, and to maintain an overview of the field so they can see the parts in terms of the whole. The model of critical thinking (used throughout the book) is in terms of the elements of reasoning, standards, and critical thinking processes. This model is well-suited to thinking through any problem or question. The 4th edition reflects streamlined writing, with changes and substantial edits on virtually every page. NOTE: This is the standalone book, if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below: 0134019466 / 9780134019468 Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum Plus NEW MyStudentSuccessLab Update -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133939243 / 9780133939248 MyStudentSuccessLab -- Glue in Access Card 0133939251 / 9780133939255 MyStudentSuccessLab -- Inside Star Sticker 0137085141 / 9780137085149 Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum

Critical Thinking

Bowell, T. and Kemp, G. (2015) Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide (4th edition). London: Routledge. A detailed, clear exploration of the field that's especially impressive in dealing with argument reconstruction and assessment in detail ...

Author: Tom Chatfield

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526418777


Page: 328

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Do you need to demonstrate a good argument or find more evidence? Are you mystified by your tutor's comment 'critical analysis needed'? What does it really mean to think well - and how do you learn to do it? Critical thinking is a set of techniques. You just need to learn them. So here’s your personal toolkit for demystifying critical engagement. I’ll show you how to sharpen your critical thinking by developing and practicing this set of skills, so you can… Spot an argument and get why reasoning matters Sniff out errors and evaluate evidence Understand and account for bias Become a savvy user of technology Develop clear, confident critical writing. Designed to work seamlessly with a power pack of digital resources and exercises, you'll find practical and effective tools to think and write critically in an information-saturated age. No matter whether you're launching on your first degree or arriving as an international or mature student, Critical Thinking gives you the skills, insights and confidence to succeed. In your critical thinking toolkit Watch the 10 commandments videos – life rules to change how you think Smart Study boxes share excellent tips to whip your work into shape BuzzFeed quizzes to test what (you think) you know Space to scribble! Journal your thoughts, questions, eureka moments as you go Chat more online with #TalkCriticalThinking Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!


A comprehensive and student-friendly introduction to logic and critical reasoning that demonstrates the relevance of logic in everyday lifeFeaturing an exceptionally clear writing style and a wealth of real-world examples and exercises, ...

Author: Stan Baronett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190691875

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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Does not include all chapters from the main book--publisher's comments.

Critical Thinking Totality of Circumstances Third Edition

Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin. Retrieved from http://bjs.ojp. =dcdetail&iid=249 Ruggiero, V.R. (1995). The art of thinking: A guide to critical and creative thought (4th Ed. New York, NY: Harper Collins.

Author: Wayne L. Davis, Ph.D.

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452596587

Category: Education

Page: 206

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This book provides an overview of effectively understanding information. One goal of this book is for law enforcers to understand the legality of their actions via math, grammar, and logic. This book applies math and English to the law so that police officers may effectively articulate their actions in court. For example, specific laws and police actions can be evaluated via truth tables and Venn Diagrams. Some of the factors that can influence the value of information include assumptions, limitations, different lenses of truth, different ethical systems, different police department orientations, and the format in which the data are presented. For example, a suspect may attempt to mislead an officer by using existential and universal quantifiers and by using the converse of conditional statements. Another goal of this book is to apply basic math skills to common law enforcement scenarios. For example, the methods of determining angles, distances, and speeds are presented.

Critical Thinking fifth edition

Now I have added chapter 17, “Strategies for Organizing an Argumentative Essay” as an expansion of the final chapter of the 4th edition. Whereas chapter 16 summarizes a procedure for the step-by-step construction of an argumentative ...

Author: Jonathan Lavery

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770481117

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

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William Hughes's Critical Thinking, revised and updated by Jonathan Lavery, is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills required to make strong arguments. Hughes and Lavery give a thorough treatment of such traditional topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies, the importance of inference, how to recognize and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is not relevant to an argument. The authors also cover less traditional topics such as special concerns to keep in mind when reasoning about ethical matters, and how the nature of a language can affect the structure of an argument. In addition to covering basic concepts for analyzing and assessing arguments, the text also has two chapters that are designed to help students write argumentative essays. Last but not least, Critical Thinking includes a selection of logical paradoxes and puzzles that are as entertaining as they are enlightening. For the fifth edition particular attention has been paid to the needs of Canadian students and instructors.

The Power of Critical Thinking

The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Seventh Edition, provides the broadest range of tools to show students how critical thinking applies in their lives and the world around them.

Author: Lewis Vaughn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197605370


Page: 600

View: 924


The Power of Critical Thinking: Effective Reasoning About Ordinary and Extraordinary Claims, Seventh Edition, provides the broadest range of tools to show students how critical thinking applies in their lives and the world around them. It explores the essentials of critical reasoning, argumentation, logic, and argumentative essay writing while also incorporating important topics that most other texts leave out, such as inference to the best explanation, scientific reasoning, evidence and authority, visual reasoning, and obstacles to critical thinking.

Critical Thinking to Achieve Positive Health Outcomes

Current knowledge related to intelligence and thinking and implications for development and use of case studies. ... New York: Plume Books. Wilkinson, J.M. (2007). Nursing process and critical thinking. (4th ed.).

Author: Margaret Lunney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780813816012

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 361

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Rev. ed. of: Critical thinking & nursing diagnosis / edited by Margaret Lunney. 2001.

Infusing Critical Thinking Into Your Course

Teaching at its best: A research-based resource for college instructors (4th ed.). Jossey-Bass. Nisbett, R. E. (1993). Rules for reasoning. Lawrence Erlbaum. Northeastern Illinois University. (2006). General education critical thinking ...

Author: Linda B. Nilson

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781642671711

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Critical thinking—every scholar in the literature has defined it, but there is no clearly agreed upon definition. No wonder polls and surveys reveal that few college-level faculty can define critical thinking or know how to teach it. Still, critical thinking keeps appearing in accreditation standards and surveys of the skills employers seek in college graduates. The good news is that we do know that critical thinking can be taught. But the concept cries out for the simplification, translation into discipline-relevant course outcomes, tangible teaching strategies, and concrete assessment techniques that this book will provide. Like a course or a workshop, this book proposes learning outcomes for the reader—promises of what the reader will be able to do after reading it. These include: • explain what critical thinking is in simple terms; • convincingly explain to students why it is important for them to learn critical thinking, and, if they tune out, what they stand to lose; • overcome the challenges that teaching critical thinking presents; • identify the type of course content to which critical thinking can be applied and, therefore, that readers can use to teach critical thinking; • integrate critical thinking into the design of a new or existing course in any discipline; • write assessable critical thinking learning outcomes that are compatible with and make sense in any discipline; • select and adapt activities and assignments that will give students no- or low-stakes practice with feedback in critical thinking using a variety of questions, tasks, and teaching methods.

Critical Thinking in Psychology

The critical thinking companion(3rd ed.). New York: Worth. Halpern, D. F. (2003a). Thinking critically about critical thinking. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Halpern, D. F. (2003b). ... critical thinking (4th ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Author: Robert J. Sternberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108755306

Category: Psychology


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Good scientific research depends on critical thinking at least as much as factual knowledge; psychology is no exception to this rule. And yet, despite the importance of critical thinking, psychology students are rarely taught how to think critically about the theories, methods, and concepts they must use. This book shows students and researchers how to think critically about key topics such as experimental research, statistical inference, case studies, logical fallacies, and ethical judgments. Using updated research findings and new insights, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of what critical thinking is and how to teach it in psychology. Written by leading experts in critical thinking in psychology, each chapter contains useful pedagogical features, such as critical-thinking questions, brief summaries, and definitions of key terms. It also supplies descriptions of each chapter author's critical-thinking experience, which evidences how critical thinking has made a difference to facilitating career development.

Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education

Asking the right questions: A guide to critical thinking (5th ed.). ... In A. Costa (Ed.), Developing minds: A resource book for teaching thinking. ... Thought and knowledge: An introduction to critical thinking (4th ed.).

Author: Wisdom, Sherrie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466684126

Category: Education

Page: 568

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The importance of critical thinking has surged as academics in higher education realize that many students, upon entering college, lack the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed. While much has been written regarding the ‘lack’ of critical thinking, less has been written on the success of methods implemented to develop this fundamental skill. The Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education explores the effective methods and tools being used to integrate the development of critical thinking skills in both undergraduate and graduate studies. Due to the difficulties associated with teaching critical thinking skills to learners of any age, this publication is a crucial addition to the scholarly reference works available to pre-service and early career teachers, seasoned educational professionals, professors across disciplines, curriculum specialists, and educational administrators.

Confidence in Critical Thinking

On the relationship among critical thinking, language learning strategy use and university achievement of Iranian English as a foreign language major. ... Thought and knowledge: An introduction to critical thinking (4th edition).

Author: Arlene Egan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351670241

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Confidence in Critical Thinking bridges the gap between theory and application for both new and established educators who wish to recognise their own critical-thinking skills, develop them and, in turn, support the development of their learners. By harnessing findings from research on design, engagement, goal setting, coaching, performance and the influence of language, this book: Facilitates educators in moving from thinking about these skills as theoretical concepts to practical application Supports educators in their own personal development Provides practical exercises and ideas for learner skills development Encourages reflection from the educator on their own development. A must-read for those wishing to examine the assumption that critical-thinking development happens to all learners to an equal degree as a natural part of the education process. Confidence in Critical Thinking is for both learners wishing to understand and develop critical-thinking skills and educators wanting to develop their learners’, and their own, critical skills.

Critical Thinking

Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons.

Author: Tracy Bowell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317677185

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

View: 509


We are frequently confronted with arguments. Arguments are attempts to persuade us – to influence our beliefs and actions – by giving us reasons to believe this or that. Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide will equip students with the concepts and techniques used in the identification, analysis and assessment of arguments. Through precise and accessible discussion, this book provides the tools to become a successful critical thinker, one who can act and believe in accordance with good reasons, and who can articulate and make explicit those reasons. Key topics discussed include: core concepts in argumentation how language can serve to obscure or conceal the real content of arguments; how to distinguish argumentation from rhetoric how to avoid common confusions surrounding words such as ‘truth’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘opinion’ how to identify and evaluate the most common types of argument how to distinguish good reasoning from bad in terms of deductive validly and induction. This fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with a new introduction for each chapter and up-to-date topical examples. Particular revisions include: practical reasoning; understanding quantitative data, statistics, and the rhetoric used about them; scientific reasoning; the connection to formal logic and the logic of probability; conditionals; ambiguity; vagueness; slippery slope arguments; and arguments by analogy. The dynamic Routledge Critical Thinking companion website provides thoroughly updated resources for both instructors and students including new examples and case studies, flashcards, sample questions, practice questions and answers, student activities and a testbank of questions for use in the classroom.

Critical Thinking for Helping Professionals

Thought & knowledge: An introduction to critical thinking (4th Ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Laurence Erlbaum. HANKS, H., HOBBS, C., & WYNNE, J. (1988). Early signs and recognition of sexual abuse in the pre-school child. In K. Browne, C. Davies, ...

Author: Eileen Gambrill

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195330953

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

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Critical thinking values, knowledge and skills are integral to evidence-based practice in the helping professions. Those working in this area must be able to think clearly, on a daily basis, about decisions that may have a major impact on their clients' lives. Critical Thinking for Helping Professionals, 3rd Edition, is designed to engage readers as active participants in honing their critical thinking skills, learning a coherent decision-making process, and comprehending its underlying principles. There are many books on evidence based practice and critical thinking, but none integrate the two as well as Eileen Gambrill and Leonard Gibbs, two renowned professors and evidence-based practice thinkers. And no others provide such a variety of hands-on exercises, with their rich opportunities to learn how to implement vital steps in making important decisions. In addition to the exercises, the authors incorporate unique material exploring the use of propaganda in the helping professions, which is integrated with discussions of related research on judgment, problem solving, and critical thinking. For students in social work, nursing, counseling, and similar areas, this new edition of a unique textbook is a fun and mentally stimulating way to sharpen and maximize their innate decision-making skills and their abilities to apply an evidence-based approach to their daily work, so that their clients will get the best care possible.

Handbook for Teaching Introductory Psychology

Pacific Grove, CA: Allyn & Bacon. Brooks/Cole. Coats, E.J., Feldman, R.S., & Schwartzberg, S. (1994). Critical Feldman, R.S. (1996). Understanding psychology (4th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. thinking: General principles & case studies.

Author: Michelle Rae Hebl

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135645564

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Like its predecessors, Volume III of the Handbook for Teaching Introductory Psychology provides introductory psychology instructors with teaching ideas and activities that can immediately be put into practice in the classroom. It contains an organized collection of articles from Teaching of Psychology (TOP), the official journal of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association. Volume III contains 89 articles from TOP that have not been included in other volumes. Another distinction between this volume and its predecessors is its emphasis on testing and assessment. The book is divided into two sections. Section One, "Issues and Approaches in Teaching Introductory Psychology," contains 52 articles on critical issues, such as: how to approach the course; understanding students' interests, perceptions, and motives; students' existing knowledge of psychology (including their misconceptions); a comparison of introductory textbooks and tips on how to evaluate them; test questions and student factors affecting exam performance; an overview of different forms of feedback; giving extra credit; and how to deal with academic dishonesty. Section Two consists of 37 articles that present demonstrations, class and laboratory projects, and other techniques to enhance teaching and learning in both the introductory, as well as advanced courses in the discipline. This section is organized so as to parallel the order of topics found in most introductory psychology textbooks. Intended for academicians who teach the introductory psychology course and/or oversee grad assistants who teach the course, all royalties of the book go directly to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology to promote its activities to further improve the teaching of psychology.

Critical Thinking and Reasoning

Cornell Critical Thinking Test levels X and Z administration manual (4th ed.) Seaside, CA: Critical Thinking Company Ennis, R. H., & Weir, E. (1985). The Ennis-Weir Critical Thinking Essay Test: An instrument for teaching and testing.

Author: Daniel Fasko, Jr.

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004444591

Category: Education

Page: 348

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Critical Thinking and Reasoning provides access to expert views on critical thinking. It covers (1) the theory of critical thinking, (2) the psychology of its development and learning, (3) examples of successful instruction, and (4) potent ways to assess it.

Constructing Educational Achievement

In A. L. Costa (Ed.), Developing minds: A resource bookfor teaching thinking (pp. 275–282). ... Epistemic beliefs and critical thinking of Chinese stu- dents. ... Thought and knowledge: An introduction to critical thinking (4th ed.).

Author: Sivanes Phillipson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136764165

Category: Education

Page: 274

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International interest focuses on why pupils from East-Asia tend to outperform pupils from the West and scholars have proposed a number of possible explanations to account for these international trends. Using Vygotsky's theory (1978) as a conceptual framework to "construct" school achievement, this book puts forward culturally relevant context for understanding developmental aspects of children’s school achievement and their implication to classroom practice and education progress. Converging the two important lines of inquiry – the child factor and the sociocultural factor – this book showcases evidence-based scholarly works from across the globe that shed light on causes of academic achievement in different contexts. The book brings together eminent scholars from early childhood, primary education, secondary and vocational education who expertly capture the vitality of development and processes of specific child factors and their interaction with their environment that explain their school achievement. Foregrounded in the five planes of cultural historical, institutional, social, personal and mental, the research explain how children think, learn and form the will to perform amidst the changing social and family environment, and challenging school and educational environment.

Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice

Critical thinking and clinical/udgment: A practical approach to outcome—focused thinking (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2008). The essentials ofbaccalaureate education for ...

Author: Kathleen Masters

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449681982

Category: Nursing

Page: 420

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Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, Third Edition examines the progression of the professional nursing role and provides students with a solid foundation for a successful career. This essential resource includes recommendations from current research and utilizes a comprehensive competency model as its framework.Key Features:* Incorporates the Nurse of the Future (NOF): Nursing Core Competencies, based on the AACN's Essentials of Baccalaureate Education, the IOM's Future of Nursing Report, and QSEN competencies, throughout the text* "Competency Boxes" highlight knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) required of the professional nurse * Includes new case studies and content congruent with recommendations from the Carnegie Foundation and the Institute of Medicine * Provides updated information on evidence-based research, informatics, legal issues, the healthcare delivery system, and future directionsAccompanied by Instructor Resources:* Save time with a Test Bank and sample syllabi* Encourage critical thinking using sample professional development assignments* Plan classroom lectures using PowerPoint Presentations created for each chapterNavigate eFolio: Role Development in Professional Nursing Practice, a fully supported and hosted online learning solution featuring an ebook and course management tools is also available for this text. Navigate eFolio transforms how students learn and instructors teach by bringing together authoritative and interactive content aligned to course objectives, with student practice activities and assessments, an ebook, and reporting tools For more information visit

Nursing Diagnoses 2012 14

Expertise in clinical practice: Caring, clinical judgment, and ethics (2nd ed.). New York: Springer. ... Outcomes Classification (NOC) (4th ed.). ... Critical thinking TACTICS for nurses: Achieving the IOM competencies (2nd ed.).

Author: NANDA International

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119979319

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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A nursing diagnosis is defined as a clinical judgment about individual, family or community responses to actual or potential health problems or life processes which provide the basis for selection of nursing interventions to achieve outcomes for which the nurse has accountability (NANDA-I, 2009). Accurate and valid nursing diagnoses guide the selection of interventions that are likely to produce the desired treatment effects and determine nurse-sensitive outcomes. Nursing diagnoses are seen as key to the future of evidence-based, professionally-led nursing care – and to more effectively meeting the need of patients. In an era of increasing electronic patient health records, standardized nursing terminologies such as NANDA-I, NIC and NOC provide a means of collecting nursing data that are systematically analysed within and across healthcare organizations and provide essential data for cost/benefit analysis and clinical audit. Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification is the definitive guide to nursing diagnoses, as reviewed and approved by NANDA-I. Each nursing diagnosis undergoes a rigorous assessment process by NANDA-I's Diagnosis Development Committee, with stringent criteria used to indicate the strength of the underlying level of evidence. Each diagnosis comprises a label or name for the diagnosis, a definition, defining characteristics, risk factors and/or related factors. Many diagnoses are further qualified by terms such as risk for, effective, ineffective, impaired, imbalanced, self-care deficit, readiness for, disturbed, decreased, etc. The 2012-2014 edition is arranged by concept according to Taxonomy II domains, i.e. Health promotion, Nutrition, Elimination and exchange, Activity/Rest, Perception/Cognition, Self-perception, Role relationships, Sexuality, Coping/ Stress tolerance, Life principles, Safety/protection, Comfort, and Growth/development. The 2012-2014 edition contains revised chapters on NANDA-I taxonomy, and slotting of diagnoses into NANDA & NNN taxonomies, diagnostic reasoning & conceptual clarity, and submission of new/revised diagnoses. New chapters are provided on the use of nursing diagnoses in education, clinical practice, electronic health records, nursing & health care administration, and research . A companion website hosts related resources. Key features 2012-2014 edition arranged by diagnostic concepts Core references and level of evidence for each diagnosis New chapters on appropriate use of nursing diagnoses in clinical practice, education, administration and electronic health record 16 new diagnoses 11 revised diagnoses Aimed at students, educators, clinicians, nurse administrators and informaticians Companion website available, including a video on assessment, clinical reasoning and diagnosis