The Pocket Guide to Critical Thinking

This fifth edition has new chapters on reasoning in the sciences that provide the basics for any student to begin the study of any science: explanations, experiments, the scientific methods, and models and theories.

Author: Richard L Epstein

Publisher: Advanced Reasoning Forum

ISBN: 9781938421303

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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First comes clear thinking, then comes clear writing. *** The Pocket Guide to Critical Thinking teaches very clearly the essential skills to reason better--for classwork, for writing, and in everyday life. Hundreds of pertinent, analyzed, and engaging examples from the Internet, magazines, newspapers, radio, as well as dialogues of cartoon characters illustrate how to analyze arguments and make better decisions. The Pocket Guide is both the perfect supplement for any course that requires critical thinking and a practical aid for self-study. This fifth edition has new chapters on reasoning in the sciences that provide the basics for any student to begin the study of any science: explanations, experiments, the scientific methods, and models and theories.

How to Reason Reasoning in the Sciences

The Pocket Guide is both the perfect supplement for any course that requires critical thinking and a practical aid for self-study. This fifth edition has ...

Author: Richard L Epstein

Publisher: Advanced Reasoning Forum

ISBN: 9781938421457

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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Too often we're guided by what we last heard, by our friends' approval, by impulse—our desires, our fears. Without reflection. Without even stopping to think. ** In this book you'll learn how to reason and find your way better in life. You'll learn to see the consequences of what you and others say and do. You'll learn to see the assumptions that you and others make. You'll learn how to judge what you should believe. These are the skills we all need to make good decisions. ** Claims. Arguments. Fallacies. Analogies. Generalizing. Cause and Effect. Explanations. These are clearly set out with hundreds of examples from daily life showing how to use them. Illustrations using a cast of cartoon characters make the concepts memorable. And many exercises will help you to check your understanding. ** Truly a book for all—from high school to graduate school, from auto repair to managing a company. How to Reason will help you find a way in life that is clearer and not buffetted by the winds of nonsense and fear. ******* In Reasoning in the Sciences, you'll learn how to use your reasoning skills to understand how scientists make definitions, what an experiment is, what can go wrong with an experiment, how scientists reason with models and theories, what counts as a good explanation in science, and how to distinguish science from magic, religion, and fraud. No background in science is needed, just a healthy appetitite for learning.

Pocket Guide to Health Assessment

Author: Patricia Ann Potter

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015056201844

Category: Medical

Page: 669

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This popular reference provides useful guidelines for performing physical examinations and health assessments in any type of clinical setting. The logical organization makes information easy to locate, whether performing a complete physical exam or focusing on a specific body system. A three-column format lists areas assessed, normal findings, and variations from normal, providing all key information. Spanish version of 3rd edition also available, ISBN: 84-8086-149-5

Pathophysiology An Incredibly Easy Pocket Guide

Atlas of Pathophysiology, 3rd ed. ... Hall, J.C. Sauer's Manual of Skin Diseases, 9th ed. ... Nursing: Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care, 5th ed.

Author: Lippincott

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781451152371

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Pathophysiology: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide, Second Edition provides time-starved nurses with just the essential pathophysiology facts in a streamlined, bulleted, and highly visual format. The book fits into a pocket for quick reference anytime, anywhere. Bullets, charts, illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features help nurses spot key facts at a glance. Each chapter briefly reviews pathophysiologic concepts and disorders associated with that body system. Test Zone evaluates the reader's mastery of the subject. This edition has been revised and updated and includes five new disorder entries. A new Complications section has been added to every single entry.

Resources for Nursing Research

NewYork: Springer ISBN0826153402 References Book describes development of the nursing ... Case studies and critical thinking exercises are also included, ...

Author: Cynthia Clamp

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847877369

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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'The 4th edition of this extensive text is an outstanding resource prepared by nurses (and a librarian) for nurses. In a structured and helpful style it presents thousands of items from the literature - published papers, reports, books and electronic resources - as a clear, accessible, and most of all useful collection. The efforts to signpost and lead the reader to the sought-for information are effective and well-conceived, and the "How to use this book" section is remarkably simple...the book should be found in every nursing and health library, every research institute and centre, and close to many career researchers' desks' - RCN Research This latest edition of Resources for Nursing Research provides a comprehensive bibliography of sources on nursing research, and includes references for books, journal papers and Internet resources. Designed to act as a 'signpost' to available literature in the area, this Fourth Edition covers the disciplines of nursing, health care and the social sciences. Entries are concise, informative and accessible, and are arranged under three main sections: · 'Sources of Literature' covers the process of literature searching, including using libraries and other tools for accessing literature · 'Methods of Inquiry' includes an introduction to research, how to conceptualize and design nursing and health research, measurement and data collection, and the interpretation and presentation of data · 'The Background to Research in Nursing' encompasses the development of nursing research; the profession's responsibilities; the role of government; funding; research roles and careers; and education for research. Fully revised and updated, the Fourth Edition includes just under 3000 entries, of which 90% are new. It has extensive coverage of US, UK literature and other international resources. This new edition will be an essential guide for all those with an interest in nursing research, including students, teachers, librarians, practitioners and researchers.

Pocket Guide to Prostate Cancer

5th ed . Sudbury , Mass : Jones and Bartlett ; 2000 : 1427-1451 . 2. ... Medical - Surgical Nursing : Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care . 4th ed .

Author: Jeanne Held-Warmkessel

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763740462

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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Designed for clinical nurses caring for prostate cancer patients at the bedside, in the hospital, outpatient clinic, or home, this easy-to-use reference provides nurses with practical material that is useful in the day-to-day care of patients with prostate cancer.

Portable Fluids and Electrolytes

Heitz , U. , and Horne , M.M. Pocket Guide to Fluid , Electrolyte , and Acid - Base Balance , 5th ed . St. Louis : MosbyYear Book , Inc. , 2005 .

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1582556784

Category: Medical

Page: 410

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Portable Fluids and Electrolytes is a compact powerhouse of clinical information on fluid and electrolyte imbalances. Our nurse-experts have sorted through the mass of clinical information and focused in on what nurses need most in daily practice. This need-to-know information is presented in an easy-to-use, concise format for time-starved nurses, with bullets, lists, and hundreds of illustrations, charts, diagrams, and photographs. Portable Fluids and Electrolytes provides clear explanations of fluid and electrolyte imbalances, with banner heads to indicate life-threatening imbalances. In addition, the handbook includes detailed information on I.V. therapy.

Foundations of Nursing E Book

Jarvis, C. (2008). Physical examination and health assessment. (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders. ... Think tank on critical thinking. New York: Author.

Author: Barbara Lauritsen Christensen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323293051

Category: Medical

Page: 1392

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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text prepares you for safe and effective nursing practice in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment. Covering maternal and neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community nursing, Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition, includes all of the essential LPN/LVN content you need. Companion CD includes animations and audio clips depicting physiologic processes, physical assessment video clips, an English/Spanish glossary with definitions and audio pronunciations, an anatomy coloring book, and a fluid and electrolytes tutorial. The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care. A mathematics review chapter provides a complete review of basic arithmetic skills and practice in drug dosage calculation to ensure safe medication administration. Safety Alert boxes help you implement The Joint Commission’s safety guidelines in all settings, with considerations for special populations. Nursing Diagnosis boxes, screened and highlighted in the text, include nursing diagnoses for specific disorders paired with the appropriate nursing interventions. More than 100 skills in a step-by-step format with full-color illustrations present clearly defined nursing actions with rationales for the skills and techniques you’ll use in practice. Medication tables are meticulously detailed and provide quick access to action, dosage, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. Nursing Care Plans, presented in a case-study format, emphasize patient goals and outcomes and end with Critical Thinking Questions to develop your clinical decision-making skills. Coordinated Care boxes emphasize parameters for prioritizing tasks, as well as assigning tasks to and supervising unlicensed assistive personnel. Patient Teaching boxes and Family Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members. Life Span Considerations for Older Adults boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the aging population, which is often the primary focus of the LPN/LVN nurse. Home Care Considerations boxes discuss the issues facing patients and caregivers in the home health care setting. Health Promotion boxes provide key information on staying healthy and preventing disease, with tips on wellness from Healthy People 2010. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss how to address the health needs of a culturally diverse patient population when planning care. Enhanced focus on the NCLEX® Examination offers end-of-chapter Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points for self-guided study and remediation and an extensive set of review questions for thorough self-assessment. Additional review questions on Evolve provide instant feedback with correct answer and rationale for even more test-taking practice. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize the latest research findings and highlight how they apply to LPN/LVN practice. Updated, vibrant full-color design highlights key information and enhances your understanding of important concepts.

Foundations and Adult Health Nursing E Book

Jarvis, C. (2008). Physical examination and health assessment. (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders. ... Think tank on critical thinking. New York: Author.

Author: Barbara Lauritsen Christensen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323293044

Category: Medical

Page: 2256

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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text includes in-depth discussions of fundamental concepts and skills, plus medical-surgical content to help you provide safe and effective care in the fast-paced healthcare environment. Easy-to-read content, an enhanced focus on preparing for the NCLEX® Examination, and a wealth of tips and study tools make Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition, your must-have text!

Communication Catalog 2005

... 54 103 132 EPSTEIN The Pocket Guide to Critical Thinking , Second Edition ... and the Mass Media , Fifth Edition ISBN : 0-534-53364-7 NEW FOR 2005 !

Author: Neil Thomson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0534512577

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Assessment An Incredibly Easy Pocket Guide

D'Avanzo, C. Mosby's Pocket Guide to Cultural Health Assessment, 4th ed. ... Nursing Health Assessment: A Critical Thinking, Case Studies Approach, 2nd ed.

Author: Lippincott

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781451152388

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Assessment: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide, Second Edition provides time-starved nurses with the essentials of assessment in a streamlined, bulleted, and highly visual format. The book fits into a pocket for quick reference anytime and anywhere and uses charts, illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features to help nurses spot key facts at a glance. All elements of a thorough assessment are covered, including health history and physical examination techniques, nutritional and mental health assessments, and assessment of each body system. This edition has been revised and updated and includes new information on obesity.

Terrorism

95 HEALEY Statistics : A Tool for Social Research , Seventh Edition ISBN ... The Pocket Guide to Critical Thinking , Second Edition ISBN : 0-534-56102-0 ...

Author: Jonathan Randall White

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0534578519

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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Recognized as the most objective, best-selling terrorism text in the market, TERRORISM: AN INTRODUCTION- 9/11 UPDATE strives to discuss the most sophisticated theories by the best terrorist analysts in the world, while still focusing on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and the basic security issues surrounding terrorism today. The student-oriented writing style is complemented by rich pedagogy, and there is an adequate amount of research and theoretical discussion to make this an ideal text for both the undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Resources in Education

ED 411 451 Shaughnessy , Michael Critical Thinking Skills : Levels of Preservice ... ED 411 651/1 Sheveland , Dawn The Effects of a Classroom Trade Book ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000010540080

Category: Education

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Tabbner s Nursing Care E Book

Engel J. Mosby's Pocket Guide Series Pediatric Assessment, 5th edn. St Louis: Elsevier, 2006. LeMone P, et al. Medical-surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking ...

Author: Gabby Koutoukidis

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729581141

Category: Medical

Page: 1104

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A vital member of the health care team, the contemporary enrolled nurse faces increasing challenges and an increasing level of responsibility. Written specifically for Australian and New Zealand enrolled nurse students, this long awaited new edition reflects the changes and challenges in contemporary enrolled nurse practice as well as the additions and modifications that are occurring in nursing curricula. Tabbner’s Nursing Care: Theory and Practice 5th edition has been written, reviewed and edited by the people who educate the enrolled nurse and continues to provide enrolled nurse students with the most comprehensive resource available.

The Study Skills Handbook

... Academic Success Academic Writing Skills for International Students The Business Student's Phrase Book Cite Them Right (10th edn) Critical Thinking and ...

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137610898

Category: Research

Page: 432

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Gerontologic Nursing E Book

CRITICAL-THINKING. EXERCISES. 1. How might pulmonary hygiene measures be revised for a frail older adult with a history of CHF and osteoporosis? 2.

Author: Sue E. Meiner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323498098

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Compassionately care for the aging population with Gerontologic Nursing, 6th Edition, uniquely known for its comprehensive coverage of the most common medical-surgical problems associated with older adults. Organized by body system for easy retrieval of information, it delves into health promotion and both basic and complex gerontologic concepts and issues. This disorder-focused gerontologic nursing text features an enhanced focus on nursing management and care coordination across health care delivery settings. It emphasizes topics such as nutrition, chronic illness, emergency treatment, patient teaching, home care, and end-of-life care — and includes the latest guidelines for mammograms, colonoscopies, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. With the addition of new nursing theories, this edition offers a valuable framework for gerontologic care. Overview of age-related changes in structure and function included in all body system chapters. The most current standards and guidelines keep you in the know. Psychologic and sociocultural issues and aspects of older adult care integrated throughout the text. Critical thinking questions included at end of chapters. UNIQUE! Patient/Family Teaching boxes emphasize key aspects of practice and teaching for self-care. Health Promotion/Illness Prevention boxes provide tips to promote leading a healthy life. UNIQUE! Nutritional Consideration boxes demonstrate special nutritional needs and concerns facing the aging population. Evidence-Based Practice boxes pull the critical evidence-based information contained in the text into boxes for easy access and identification. Cultural Awareness boxes highlight differences in how key concepts are understood or practiced in various cultures. Home Care boxes highlight tips to promote practical, effective home care for the older adult. Key Points at end of chapters summarize the important concepts discussed in the chapter. EXPANDED! Increased focus on nursing management and care coordination across health care delivery settings. NEW! New nursing theories in chapter 2 provide a framework for gerontologic care. UPDATED! Up-to-date guidelines for mammograms, colonoscopies, pneumonia, and shingles vaccinations. UPDATED! Fall prevention updates help you better protect your patients. UPDATED! Updates on the challenges of caring for older adults with cognitive disorders ensure you are prepared. UPDATED! Updated chapters throughout reflect the current evidence to guide practice.

The SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

from http://www.ed.gov/policy/rights/guid/ocr/sex.html ... The pocket guide to critical thinking (2nd ed.). ... Majority-minority relations (5th ed.).

Author: Larry E. Sullivan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452261515

Category: Reference

Page: 624

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The SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences provides college and university students with a highly accessible, curriculum-driven reference work, both in print and on-line, defining the major terms needed to achieve fluency in the social and behavioral sciences. Comprehensive and inclusive, its interdisciplinary scope covers such varied fields as anthropology, communication and media studies, criminal justice, economics, education, geography, human services, management, political science, psychology, and sociology. In addition, while not a discipline, methodology is at the core of these fields and thus receives due and equal consideration. At the same time we strive to be comprehensive and broad in scope, we recognize a need to be compact, accessible, and affordable. Thus the work is organized in A-to-Z fashion and kept to a single volume of approximately 600 to 700 pages.

Fluids and Electrolytes

Heitz , U.E. , and Horne , M.M. Pocket Guide to Fluid , Electrolyte , and Acid - Base Balance , 5th ed . St. Louis : Elsevier Mosby , 2005 .

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1582559236

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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This quick-reference pocket guide offers LPNs/LVNs clear explanations of difficult concepts related to fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. The book describes specific imbalances, their pathophysiologic mechanisms, and various therapies including I.V. fluid replacement, total parenteral nutrition, and blood component therapy. Information is presented in a highly organized format with abundant illustrations. Recurring icons include Red Flag (key findings, risks, complications, and contraindications associated with an imbalance or therapy), Life Stages (age-related variations), and Spotlight (flow charts or illustrations depicting physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms).