Approach to a Patient with CHF, from Novice to Graduate Nurse

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Essay #: 051529
Total text length is 11,283 characters (approximately 7.8 pages).

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Approach to a Patient with CHF, from Novice to Graduate Nurse 
Introduction 
Critical thinking is a complex process that extends far beyond the nursing process but also includes that process. Among the many skills related to critical thinking is problem identification, problem management, differentiating urgency and priorities, and using a rationale (Tong & Henry, 2005). In this paper, I will discuss how my critical thinking skills have evolved over the course in relation to congestive heart failure. I will demonstrate how my approach to and perspective on such a disease and the affected patient has changed because I realized that they intersect. Basically, I discovered with more theory and experience that knowing that a person has...
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