Categorisation of the patient's medical condition : an analysis of nursing judgement.
This paper is a report of a study designed to explore the way in which community and hospital based nurses categorised 35 medical conditions.
The results, obtained from a series of card-sorts using a Multiple Sorting Task and a modified Q-Sort, found that nurses used four global sub-categories of severity to categorise them.
The findings provided a basis for an analysis of nursing assessment and established that they were realised as prognostic judgements.
Discussion of the structure of the categories led to a possibility that the cognitive skill referred to as'intuition'could be explained by the way in which clinical knowledge comes to be organised in memory.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Diagnostic, Evaluation, Maladie, Homme, Catégorisation, Expérience professionnelle, Pratique professionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Health staff, Diagnosis, Evaluation, Disease, Human, Categorization, Professional experience, Professional practice
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0555500
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.