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Honored and privileged to serve more than 60 Ohio counties.

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Serving: Stark and Washington Counties

Administrative Office

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: 330.264.4899

Administrative Office

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.629.9990

Ohio's Hospice | Cincinnati

Administrative Office

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Ohio's Hospice | Dayton

Serving: Logan, Champaign, Clark, Preble, Montgomery, Greene, Butler, Warren and Hamilton Counties

Inpatient Care Center

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: 937.256.4490

Administrative Office

7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937.256.4490

Ohio's Hospice | Franklin

Serving: Butler and Warren Counties

Inpatient Care Center

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Franklin, OH 45005
Phone: 513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice | Marysville

Serving: Union and Madison Counties

Administrative Office

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice | Middleburg Heights

Administrative Office

18051 Jefferson Park Rd.
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Ohio's Hospice | Mt. Gilead

Serving: Morrow County

Administrative Office

228 South St.
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
Phone: 419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice | Newark

Serving: Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Knox, Coshocton, Delaware, Licking, Muskingum, Franklin, Fairfield, Perry and Hocking Counties

Administrative Office

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614.685.0001

Ohio's Hospice at
Licking Memorial Hospital

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice | New Philadelphia

Serving: Tuscarawas, Stark, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Holmes Counties

Inpatient Care Center

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Phone: 330.343.7605

Ohio's Hospice | Springfield

Serving: Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties

Administrative Office

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice | Troy

Serving: Allen, Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami, Shelby, and Van Wert Counties

Inpatient Care Center

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
Phone: 937.335.5191

Ohio's Hospice | Washington Court House

Serving: Fayette, Clinton, Pickaway, Ross, Highland, Pike, Clermont, Brown and Adams Counties

Administrative Office

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Phone: 740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice | Wilmington

Serving: Clinton County

Administrative Office

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

Ohio's Hospice | Wooster

Serving: Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Richland, Ashland, Wayne, Stark, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties

Inpatient Care Center

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.264.4899

Cultivating Critical Thinking Skills in Nursing

In my reading, a title caught my eye. “Nurses have cited a lack of critical thinking as one of the top five most likely causes of nursing errors” (Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2017). I cannot tell you how many times in my career I have heard similar comments about the lack of and need for the development of critical thinking skills in nursing.

This statement sent me on a review of what new thoughts might be present on the subject of critical thinking. A quick analysis proved that nothing had changed since the original (1982) book by Patricia Benner, “From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice.” Benner believed critical thinking developed over time and with experience. She defined five levels of nursing development (novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient, expert.) Buried within the concept are the characteristics of flexibility, willingness to analyze situations, a systematic approach to all decision making, focused problem solving, the capacity to expect and embrace different perceptions, and self-reflection.The overall solution remains the same – strong leadership and mentorship.

As nursing leaders, how do we improve the development of a culture of inquiry and an improved learning environment? Is there room for the success of the “Challenged Thinker” (Papp, 2014) or are they left to be labeled with the long-standing description “lacking critical thinking skills.”  Benner’s work clearly shows the importance and power of mentorship. Organizations with strong mentorship programs in orientation support and develop novice staff. Ongoing mentorship is even more important as challenging caseloads and time to spend in critical conversations becomes challenging. Peer to peer support and ongoing mentorship have been proven to make a difference to the success of nursing staff, as well as to their retention in an organization. A strong plan needs to be ingrained in the organization to continue mentorship toward the role of clinical expert.

Ohio’s Hospice is fortunate to have a strong education department where mentorship is valued and fostered. Mentors are rewarded with both recognition and financial rewards for their time serving as preceptors. A team captain concept helps to develop support after orientation ends. Strong clinical team leaders also support ongoing learning and improved clinical performance. At Ohio’s Hospice, we are always looking for opportunities to grow and support our clinical staff and build clinical competency. I think Benner would be proud of our initiatives and support and embrace our culture where nurses can be inspired to grow, develop their critical thinking skills, and be supported towards excellence.

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Mary Murphy, RN, MS, AOCN, ACHPN
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