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Enfermería Global

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CARRILES ORTIZ, M.G.; OSEGUERA RODRIGUEZ, J.F.; DIAZ TORRES, Y.  and  GOMEZ ROCHA, S.A.. Effect of a participatory educational strategy on the development of critical thinking in nursing students. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.26, pp.136-145. ISSN 1695-6141.

Introduction: The training of the nurse has been passive and traditional hence the concern of teachers to refocus education in response to today's context where the nurse is expected to assume a leading and participative role in patient care. Objective. To identify the degree of development of critical thinking in nursing students about the care of the obstetric patient following a participative educational strategy. Material and methods. Longitudinal intervention study in nursing students, which included a participatory educational strategy to develop critical thinking in the nursing process in a traditionally taught group. Critical thinking was assessed using 4 indicators in a purpose built instrument that was validated by expert methodological and disciplinary consensus (KR of 0.93). Non parametric statistical analysis using Mac Nemar. Results. When comparing the global ratings of both groups, there was a significant development in the participatory intervention group (p = 0.031). Conclusions. The participatory educational strategy favors development of complex cognitive skills such as critical thinking.

Keywords : participatory education; critical thinking; nursing process.

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