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Group problem solving within nursing is vital. You will be linked to a shared SkyDrive site in the cloud. Housed in the Presentation folder are two documents. The first is a short PowerPoint presentation which describes some componants of group problem solving (i.e. critical thinking and creativity) and types of group problem...
Group problem solving within nursing is vital. You will be linked to a shared SkyDrive site in the cloud. Housed in the Presentation folder are two documents. The first is a short PowerPoint presentation which describes some componants of group problem solving (i.e. critical thinking and creativity) and types of group problem solving techniques. You may edit the presentation to fit your needs. The second is a pdf file of a short case study. The activity can be used best during a face-2-face class but could be modified to have students complete it in an online environment.
The activity has students review a case study about disgruntlement between nurses and physicians on a nursing unit. As the group works through solving the problem they are to put on 1 of six hats to represent their perspective. For instance, if I have a creative idea I put on the green hat or if I am going to say somthing pessimistic, I put on the black hat. As the problem solving progresses, have students attempt wear each of the hats. This allows them to see things from a perspective they might not normally adopt. Allow students time to use a divergent proglem solving technique and a convengent technique to narrow down their proposed means to solve the problem. Allow time at the end for debriefing. In an online classroom, students could implement this activity in their workplace and then reflect upon it in the online classroom.
Students love the activity. It is fun, applies the conceps well, and is totally interactive. Enjoy!