Focus on Excellence: Decision Making in Rehabilitation Nursing


Florida State University, School of Nursing, Tallahassee, FL 32308-3051.


This article describes the conceptual framework, design, implementation, and evaluation of a series of workshops for rehabilitation nurses in which the Decision Profile, a practical model for clinical decision making, was used. Evaluations confirmed that the approach was exceptionally effective, not only in engaging the audience and presenting information that would assist in continued professional development, but also in validating and supporting the participants' intuitive processes and decision-making patterns through analyses presented by experts.