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An order from a judge or jury to pay a certain amount of money. Judgments usually come after a lawsuit or a criminal conviction. For example, if a company is sued and found liable, it may receive a judgment for, say, $1 million, which it must pay to the plaintiff. Also, if one is convicted of theft, one may be ordered to repay what one has stolen. See also: Out-of-Court Settlement.
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An order of a court.

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One observation-based instrument used for evaluating student performance in simulation activities is the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric (LCJR) (Lasater, 2007), a developmental rubric based on the Tanner Model of Clinical Judgment (Tanner, 2006).
Some people still claim that, for example, the art of clinical judgment takes into consideration the patient's emotional state, or that there is an essential distinction between art of clinical judgment concerned with the qualitative and its science with the quantitative.
Tanner (2006), in a model based on a substantial review of the literature, defined the result of this cognitive process, the clinical judgment, as "an interpretation or conclusion about a patient's needs, concerns, or health problems, and/or the decision to take action (or not), use or modify standard approaches, or improvise new ones as deemed appropriate by the patient's response" (p.
2d, 302 (2007), the court concluded that "the decision to apply restraints is a medical decision requiring clinical judgment and intellectual skill," and that the "plaintiff's complaint is a claim for medical malpractice, thus requiring compliance with the rules requiring presuit declarations regarding the act which allegedly constituted the malpractice about which the plaintiff complained.
Modeling and outlining clear expectations for performance while allowing self-exploration in safe environments aids in developing nursing clinical judgment by providing context for deliberate, conscious decisions (Benner, Tanner, & Chesla, 2009).
In our case presentation, the Wells criteria allowed us to incorporate the algorithmic thinking into our clinical judgment, but not to replace it.
The term clinical judgment conjures up visions of the archetypal clinician endowed with infinite wisdom and breathtaking clairvoyance.
We and our surgeon had only experience, clinical judgment, and the loving best interests of my aunt as our guides.
"Doctors are free to exercise clinical judgment in deciding who should receive anti-virals based on an individual's needs."
Clinical judgment based on many patient factors, including patient anatomy and physiology as well as weight, should be used in selecting an LMA[TM] airway size" (1).
The controversial recommendation came in a report from the committee, which said: "We do not go along with the view of some doctors that clinical judgment ought to be totally immune from any evaluation by others."

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