Critical Thinking in Health & Social Care is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and tools they need to critically examine practice in their own workplace. The book presents a range of different approaches, each of which is explained and grounded in practice using case studies, problem-solving scenarios and workplace examples. The practical tools which form the core of the book are contextualised by an exploration of what constitutes knowledge and evidence and the types of assumptions which are commonly held and which have a bearing on practice.

The Implications for Practice

The implications for practice
LizSmith and JulieDickinson

This chapter will critically discuss the opportunities and challenges of critical thinking in health and social care. Consideration will also be given to the identification of learning needs to assist the reader with the formulation of a professional development plan for enhancing their critical thinking skills. Finally there will be some discussion of the promotion of critical thinking in health and social care.

Chapter Aim

  • To promote the application of selected critical thinking tools to health and social care practice

Learning Outcomes

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • recognise the opportunities and challenges of applying critical thinking tools to your own practice
  • identify your learning and development needs
  • formulate a personal, professional development plan
  • develop an action plan to promote the ...
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