Making the link between critical appraisal, thinking and analysis

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Whiffin, Charlotte Jane and Hasselder, Alison 2013. Making the link between critical appraisal, thinking and analysis. British Journal of Nursing. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2013.22.14.831
AuthorsWhiffin, Charlotte Jane and Hasselder, Alison
Abstract

Nursing has become an all-graduate profession; as such, student nurses must develop their skills of critical analysis. The need to develop critical analytical thinking has been identified as the single most important skill in undergraduate education and reaching the academic requirements of level six study. In degree-level healthcare programmes, students are frequently asked to complete a structured critical appraisal of research. This paper examines how critical appraisal activities can be an opportunity for students to develop transferable critical thinking skills. Critical appraisal teaches objectivity, reflection, logic and discipline, which encourage students to think critically in both theory and practice.

KeywordsAcademic writing; Critical analysis; Critical appraisal
Year2013
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
PublisherMark Allen Group
ISSN9660461
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2013.22.14.831
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621880
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Publication dates27 Sep 2013
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