Learning to communicate clinical reasoning

Rola Ajjawi, Joy Higgs

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

Clear and effective communication of clinical reasoning is essential for all healthcare professional practice,especially in the current healthcare climate. Increasing litigation leading to legal requirements for comprehensive information exchange between healthcare professionals and clients (including their carers) and the drive for active consumer involvement are just two factors that emphasize the importance of clear communication and collaborative decision making. Poor communication skills affect patient safety and quality of care (Levett Jones et al., 2010), and good communication is an important factor in patient satisfaction (Hills and Kitchen, 2007).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical reasoning in the health professions
EditorsJoy Higgs, Gail M. Jensen, Stephen Loftus, Nicole Christensen
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherElsevier
Chapter39
Pages419-425
Number of pages7
Edition4th
ISBN (Electronic)9780702065057
ISBN (Print)9780702062247
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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    Ajjawi, R., & Higgs, J. (2019). Learning to communicate clinical reasoning. In J. Higgs, G. M. Jensen, S. Loftus, & N. Christensen (Eds.), Clinical reasoning in the health professions (4th ed., pp. 419-425). Elsevier.