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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).
For much of this year, Congress has been mulling ways of reshaping the ESA, and critical habitat rules have formed one of the liveliest battlegrounds.
The allure of critical illness insurance is that it typically pays benefits in a lump sum upon diagnosis of a covered illness, and in any given year, people are three times more likely to be diagnosed with critical illnesses than to die from those illnesses.
DB2 and Convolo are a natural fit, " said Bob Tumanic, CEO of Mission Critical Linux.
While the FWS says the critical habitat designation does not bar development, the environmental group that filed the lawsuit that forced the designation says the agency mischaracterizes the designation's importance.
Work in the field of psychology relating to the transfer of critical-thinking skills across contexts offers an examination of the process of critical thinking and the skills needed to accomplish the task.
The most important goal of case management and the use of critical pathways is to improve patient outcomes.
Capitated health plans are embracing critical pathways as a superior way to manage costs and ensure high-quality outcomes for inpatients and outpatients alike.
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.