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Critical thinking among nurses

01 February 2008

Nursing Management


IN TODAY’S complex and ever changing healthcare environment, nurses must be prepared to analyse large amounts of information critically so that they can weigh up the...

Encouraging reflection and critical thinking in practice

04 August 2004

Nursing Standard


For reflection to become a transferable skill that is used in practice, practitioners need to learn how to combine this skill with critical thinking. This article...

Practical guidance on sexual lifestyle and risk

16 March 2005

Nursing Standard


This article advocates using a critical thinking framework as a health promotion tool to help nurses promote thought and discussion in relation to sexual lifestyles....

Improving nurses’ level of reflection

30 August 2017

Nursing Standard


Reflecting on practice is an important aspect of nursing. There is widespread acknowledgement of the value of reflective practice and it has a significant role in...

Learning to be a transformational leader

10 May 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article is an extended personal reflection on the context of learning and leading learning from the author’s perspective as a mental health nurse and clinical...

Searching and critiquing the research literature

28 May 2014

Nursing Standard


This article explores how to search and critique the research literature. This involves explaining how to generate a robust literature review question, search...

Understanding reflective practice

04 May 2016

Nursing Standard


The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requires that nurses and midwives use feedback as an opportunity for reflection and learning, to improve practice. The NMC...

Critical practice in nursing care: analysis, action and reflexivity

07 June 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines critical practice and its underlying principles: analysis, action and reflexivity. Critical analysis involves the examination of knowledge that...

The complex decision making needed in significant event analysis

25 February 2014

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

In education and practice, significant event analysis is used increasingly to reflect on and improve clinical practice. This article explores a significant event...

Developing nursing care plans

24 February 2016

Nursing Standard


This article aims to enhance nurses’ understanding of nursing care plans, reflecting on the past, present and future use of care planning. This involves...