Clinical reasoning in the health professions

Joy Higgs, Mark A Jones, Stephen Loftus, Nicole Christensen

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    Health care practitioners often have to make critical decisions in complex and difficult circumstances. Good clinical reasoning can help reduce some of the pressures and demands that a busy clinician faces and the editors of this book help facilitate this process.In this third edition, there is an expansion of significant new trends in clinical decision making practice and research, a new focus on clinical reasoning communication, collaboration and negotiation and the patient and client's role in making decisions, an extension of clinical reasoning eductaion approaches, a review of research methods, a deeper exploration of the nature of practice knowledge and the sociocultural, historical framework of knowledge construction and further examination of expertise and professional artistry in clinical reasoning. This book presents state-of-the-art research and practice trends in clinical reasoning. It is presented in a readbale style and has been written for busy practitioners, researchers and students across the health professions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEdinburgh
    Number of pages504
    ISBN (Print)9780750688857
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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