Nurses have to get rid of inconsistent, irrelevant and illogical thinking as they think about patient care.
Nurses need to use language that will clearly communicate a lot of information that is key to good nursing care.
Another common illogical thought process is known as appeal to tradition.’ This is what people are doing when they say it’s always been done like this.’ Creative, new approaches are not tried because of tradition. If you think that someone who is alcoholic is a manipulator, you might ignore their complaint that they are anxious or in pain, and miss the signs of delirium tremens.
Being closed-minded in nursing is dangerous because it ignores other points of view.
One common fallacy is when one uses a circular argument.