Evaluation Of The Clinical Reasoning Cycle

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The clinical reasoning process provides a template for health professionals to use as a tool when caring for individuals. It allows an individual to be cared for in their own way, focusing on their own needs. The purpose of this essay is to present a comprehensive discussion and justification identifying two care priorities in relation to Jessica’s case using the Levett-Jones’ Clinical Reasoning Cycle while providing a critical analysis and justification of the care priorities. Two care priorities that are evident in Jessica’s situation are her desire to fall pregnancy while suffering from epilepsy, and Jessica’s non-compliance to her diabetes management. The clinical reasoning cycle is a practice based form of reasoning requiring a background of evidence, research and scientific based knowledge. The nurse must distinguish relevant contextual knowledge and skills and apply them to the particular person they are caring for. Jessica needs to be cared for according to her own individual situation, rather than a generic treatment that people will similar conditions may receive. The ability to identify gaps in personal knowledge and skills and address these is also a crucial aspect of clinical reasoning. The clinical reasoning process includes collecting cues, processing the information, coming to an understanding of a patient, problem or situation, planning and implementing interventions, evaluating outcomes and reflecting on and learning from the process. Jessica is an

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