Assessment And Clinical Judgement

Part A

In this assessment you will explore some common types of clinical judgement errors and apply them to one of three real cases from the Australian health care system

Read the following article:

Levett-Jones, T., Sundin, D. Bagnall, M., Hague, K., Schumman, W. Taylor, C., Wink, J., (2010) Learning to think like a nurse. HNE Handover for Nurses and Midwives. 3 (1), 15–20.  (Please refer to the attached document I have attached)

Levett-Jones et al’s error types are just one approach to understanding clinical judgement errors, however this will attune you to some of the common sources of poor judgement.

Watch the following video:

Murphy-Oates, L. (2018) One Dead, One disabled: What role did race play at the hospital where these Indigenous women were treated? The Feed, Viceland. Available at: (Links to an external site.) (or you can copy then paste this on google to watch)

 Part A. Choose one of the patient stories from this video and using the worksheet template below provide examples of error types from the story that may have contributed to the poor patient outcomes described. Not every error type may be represented in the story (so some cells in your table may be blank) but find as many as you can.

Worksheet to identify error types from the video (Please refer to the attached document I have attached)

Part B

Consider your own workplace. Describe an incident (using one or more of Levett-Jones et al’s error types) where best practice patient assessment and/or care were not achieved because of a likely clinical judgement error (300words).This may have been due to characteristics of the patient, characteristics of the clinician or team, or the context of the environment / situation.  Briefly consider what could have been done differently in this work situation. (Please do not provide any identifiable patient or staff details in this post).