Recognising logical fallacies in nursing practice to support effective clinical decision-making.

Wynn, MO ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9021-4747 2022, 'Recognising logical fallacies in nursing practice to support effective clinical decision-making.' , Nursing Standard .

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Abstract

Logical fallacies can affect routine and complex decision-making, potentially leading to a reduction in the efficacy or application of robust evidence to care. Experienced and inexperienced nurses may inadvertently integrate fallacious reasoning into their clinical decisions due to the inherent deceptiveness of logical fallacies and the effect of cognitive biases. By gaining an understanding of logical fallacies, nurses may be able to identify them during clinical reasoning processes, thereby mitigating their effects on clinical outcomes. This article considers six of the most common logical fallacies and provides examples of how they might manifest in clinical practice. [Abstract copyright: © 2022 RCN Publishing Company Ltd. All rights reserved. Not to be copied, transmitted or recorded in any way, in whole or part, without prior permission of the publishers.]

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Standard
ISSN: 2047-9018
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 10:20
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 10:20
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/63640

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