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characterized by careful and exact evaluation

so serious as to be at the point of crisis or necessary to resolve a crisis

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marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws

at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction

characterized by careful evaluation and judgment

urgently needed

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forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis

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being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency

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Given the history and present state of critical care and of the institutions in which it resides, however, I wonder if efforts to transform hospital critical care units into healing environments are realistic.
Finding an agreed upon definition of critical thinking is daunting.
Generally, agencies do not trace the mental or emotional health of officers involved in critical incidents nor do they track family problems, substance abuse, or any other long-term effects that develop.
I will then argue for strengthening the transformative capacity of interfaith education through the cultivation and elaboration of a critical pedagogy drawing from the pedagogical method of "critical pedagogy.
Despite the importance of quality notes as an aid to academic success, university students are notoriously poor notetakers who often fail to record even half of the critical points from a lecture (Baker & Lombardi, 1985).
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to draw the required critical habitat boundaries.
National Laboratory has measured how much neptunium it would take to make a bomb--the element's critical mass--with far greater accuracy than ever before.
Critical illness insurance is another of the insurance industry's newer products that is long on potential but has not been fully accepted by producers and prospects.
Compatible with all major Linux distributions including Red Hat and Debian, the benefits of Convolo include industry-leading data integrity guarantees, the ability to run on commodity hardware components, the elimination of all requirements to modify existing applications, and full compatibility with Mission Critical Linux's remote system-monitoring and management technologies - Secure Service Technology and LifeGuard.
The proposed critical habit zone lies along Piru Creek between Lake Piru and Pyramid Lake, as well as upstream from Pyramid Lake, but neither reservoir itself, according to a map released Tuesday by the Fish and Wildlife Service.
More specifically, the ability to assess a situation critically (using judgement, not negativity), to generate appropriate alternatives, and then to make a decision as a result of critical thinking (Halpern, 1996).
Simply put, critical pathways apply the principles of total quality management to clinical care.
Among all the controversy, analysis, and redirection surrounding the undergraduate curriculum in the 1980s, critical thinking is one of the most significant elements.
The role of HMGB1 in acute and chronic disease is an emerging area of research and development in critical care medicine," said Frank Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Critical Therapeutics.
Faculties in college and university programs strive to graduate individuals who are experienced and adept in critical thinking.