In nursing, the client is the focus. Appropriate practice in documentation benefits the client by increasing client participation and care, promoting client autonomy, promoting individualized care, and developing good thinking habits in the nursing profession.
Critical thinking is also a crucial skill. "Critical thinking in nursing is an essential component of professional accountability and quality nursing care. Critical thinkers in nursing exhibit these habits of the mind: confidence, contextual perspective, creativity, flexibility, inquisitiveness, intellectual integrity, intuition, open-mindedness, perseverance, and reflections. Critical thinkers in nursing practice the cognitive skills of analyzing, applying standards, discriminating, seeking information, logical reasoning, predicting, and transforming knowledge."