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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.


An order of a court.

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KEY WORDS Simulation--Assessment--Evaluation--Bias--Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric
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.
In this paper, the authors report on an educational innovation with the goal to assist in the development of clinical judgment among novice nurses in a critical care setting.
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).
They then performed the clinical judgment task, after which they were asked to provide additional demographic data.
In our case presentation, the Wells criteria allowed us to incorporate the algorithmic thinking into our clinical judgment, but not to replace it.
This ability to objectively appraise the available external evidence in the context of individual patients is in fact what clinical judgment is all about.
We and our surgeon had only experience, clinical judgment, and the loving best interests of my aunt as our guides.
A spokeswoman said: "The decision whether or not to prescribe a drug for a patient is always a matter for the clinical judgment of the prescriber concerned.
In order to obtain the waiver of liability, the licensed psychotherapist must make a clinical judgment that there is a clear and immediate probability of physical harm to the patient or client, to other individuals, or to society, and the licensed psychotherapist may only communicate the information to the potential victim, appropriate family member, or law enforcement or other appropriate authorities.
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).

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