Nursing decision making in a coronary care unit

David, R. Thompson *, Terence W. Sutton

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This study was designed as an approximate replication of a recent Canadian study on a sample of 20 nurses from the coronary care unit of a large teaching hospital in the U.K. Results from this study indicate that knowledge and experience are the two most important factors influencing rapid decision making, and nurses make many rapid decisions in emergency situations prior to seeking medical help. These results are in agreement with those of the original study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-266
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health(social science)


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