The aim of this task is for you to apply the first seven stages of the clinical reasoning cycle (Levett-Jones, 2012) to review a clinical decision.
Write a 1000 word essay that applies the first seven stages of the clinical reasoning cycle (Levett-Jones, 2012) to a clinical decision that you have been involved with during a Bachelor of Nursing clinical placement. The clinical decision you select can be a decision that went well or one with a negative outcome. You only need to review and describe one example of a clinical decision.
Examples of clinical decisions may include (but are not limited to):
- Responding to a change in the patient’s condition
- Care planning considering the patient’s present health status
- Reviewing planned patient interventions including medications
- Outcome from effective or ineffective communication
- Discharge planning