Line of reasoning as a representation of nurses'clinical decision making.
Line of reasoning (LOR) is offered as an alternative representation of clinical decision making for studies using protocol analysis.
A LOR is defined as an argument or set of arguments leading to a conclusion.
Because LOR combines both knowledge and cognitive processes, it provides a more complete representation of how a person uses knowledge to make a decision in a particular situation than do other representations.
Operationalization of LOR in the form of templates and narratives enhances systematic data interpretation and coding.
The use of LOR as a representation is illustrated in a study of critical care nurses'clinical decision making, specifically the determination of a patient's readiness to wean from mechanical ventilation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prise décision, Pratique professionnelle, Soin, Infirmier, Stratégie, Psychométrie, Homme, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Decision making, Professional practice, Care, Nurse, Strategy, Psychometrics, Human, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0447589
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 03/02/1998.