Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: b | Slide: 6
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing process including clinical judgment and patient assessment; legal and societal expectations; and roles in improving patient care
Slide content:Factors That Affect Clinical Judgment Clinical judgment is influenced by the nurses education, experience, values, and other issues Clinical judgment might reflect a nurses biases or prejudices 6
Slide notes:Clinical judgment is not based entirely on facts. A nurses clinical judgment skills also reflect his or her own education, personal knowledge, experience, values, politics, and perspective. For example, a nurses knowledge of a particular patient can affect decision making. The nurse might know that a patient responds poorly to certain types of treatment. The nurse might also know how other patients have responded to certain treatments, and he or she might base patient care decisions on this knowledge. Unfortunately, a nurse might also draw on personal biases or prejudices when making decisions about patient care. 6