Thinking and other cognitive processes such as analysis and synthesis are dependent upon many variables, both internal and external. Each person has learned patterns of thinking that are a result of culture, ethnicity, education, and genetics.
Choose ONE of the following to answer in this discussion forum:
Discuss a previous experience when your own critical thought processes were “disrupted” because of a particular situation, anxiety, or lack of confidence. Explain how you could overcome the disruption of thinking if you would be faced with the same situation today. Specifically, how might you alter your way of thinking when confronted with internal forces or variables?
Discuss a specific instance when external environmental issues such as societal rules, work environment or a cultural or generational “disconnect” caused your critical thinking to be disrupted. How might you handle this situation differently knowing what you know now?
Please support your initial discussion and opinions with at least two citations from the assigned readings or peer-reviewed professional nursing literature.
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