Critical thinking, delegation, and missed care in nursing practice.

  title={Critical thinking, delegation, and missed care in nursing practice.},
  author={Nancy Phoenix Bittner and Gayle Gravlin},
  journal={The Journal of nursing administration},
  volume={39 3},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to understand how nurses use critical thinking to delegate nursing care. BACKGROUND Nurses must synthesize large amounts of information and think through complex and often emergent clinical situations when making critical decisions about patient care, including delegation. METHOD A qualitative, descriptive study was used in this article. FINDINGS Before delegating, nurses reported considering patient condition, competency, experience, and workload of… CONTINUE READING

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