Professional Development and Critical Thinking

Assignment: Critical Thinking Exercises: How can the learning theories be used in combination to change behavior and enhance learning? You are a staff nurse preceptor, and you find that the nurse orientee you are working with has difficulty understanding the idea of titrating drug dosages on the basis of physiologic data. A weakness in which type(s) of learning might be underlying this problem? In addressing this orientee’s difficulty, what other information would you collect? You are preparing to counsel a nursing student who is failing a nursing course: How would your approach differ if you base your counseling on Self-Efficacy Theory versus Attribution Theory? If you are a clinical preceptor in a health care agency, how could Social Cognitive Theory assist you in teaching your preceptee? Professional Development: List and briefly describe the ways that each of the major learning theories—behaviorist, cognitive, social learning, psychodynamic, and humanist—can be used to increase a behavior. Then, list and briefly describe the ways that each of these major theories can be used to decrease or extinguish a behavior.