Skip to main content

An analysis of narratives to identify critical thinking contexts in psychiatric clinical practice

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Mun MS. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2010; 16: 75–80

An analysis of narratives to identify critical thinking contexts in psychiatric clinical practice

The development of students' critical thinking abilities is one of the greatest challenges facing contemporary nursing educators. Nursing educators should know about what kind of contents or situations need critical thinking. The research was undertaken to identify the critical thinking contexts that nursing students confront in psychiatric clinical practices. Students were asked to document their everyday experience. The narratives were analysed and interpreted from the philosophical notion of hermeneutics. Four themes emerged as critical thinking contexts: anxiety, conflict, hyper-awareness, dilemmas. Writing narratives appear to provide opportunities for reflection in addition to facilitating critical thinking and communicative skills in students. Also, for the instructor, students' clinical narratives could provide insight to understand how students are thinking and to share student's personal difficulties.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: critical thinking; psychiatric clinical practice; writing narrative

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2010-02-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more