Critical thinking in nursing: Teaching to diverse groups
Teaching and Learning in Nursing Volume 3, Number 3 ISSN 1557-3087 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The demographics of many classrooms are changing as a result of immigration and globalization. More adults are also seeking higher education and choosing nursing as a second career. With these changes in demographics, educators are now faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of a diverse student population. Teaching critical thinking skills can enhance education and patient care. In a culturally diverse population, inclusion of cultural values and beliefs might help generate alternative possibilities, which is a key component of critical thinking. The relationship between critical thinking and incorporation of cultural values in nursing education is explored in this article.
Spencer, C. Critical thinking in nursing: Teaching to diverse groups. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 3(3), 87-89. Elsevier Ltd.