Thinking and other cognitive processes such as analysis and synthesis depend 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 you had a disruption in your own critical thought processes because of a particular situation, anxiety, or lack of confidence. Explain how you could overcome the disruption of thinking if you experienced the same situation today. Specifically, how might you alter your way of thinking when internal forces or variables confront you?
- Discuss a previous experience when you had a disruption in your own critical thought processes because of external environmental issues such as societal rules, work environment or a cultural or generational “disconnect” caused disruption in your critical thinking. 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.