Elaine Simpson

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The need for critical thinking in nursing has been accentuated in response to the rapidly changing health-care environment. Nurses must think critically to provide effective care while coping with the expansion in role associated with the complexities of current health-care systems. This literature review will present a history of inquiry into critical(More)
The purpose of this paper is to present a framework to guide critical thinking through reflective journaling, and describe how a group of 20 Middle Eastern nurses used reflective journaling to enhance their practice. Journal documentation was used during clinical practicum to foster the development of critical thinking in order to assist nurses when(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop, implement and evaluate critical thinking strategies to enhance critical thinking skills in Middle Eastern nurses. Critical thinking strategies such as questioning, debate, role play and small group activity were developed and used in a professional development programme, which was trialled on a sample of Middle(More)
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the Transitional Practise Model, which was used as the educational learning program to guide the transition of two Saudi nurses from an acute inpatient environment into a community setting. This model was informed by Benner's "novice to expert" concept and is grounded in experiential learning and(More)
Primary Argument Critical thinking is an essential element for nurses who function in today’s complex healthcare domain. Nursing organisations worldwide have recognised the need to develop and stimulate higher‐order critical thinking by using innovative strategies to stimulate critical thinking abilities. This Middle‐Eastern hospital sought to promote(More)
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