Use of Narrative in Assessing Clinical Reasoning (poster 02)
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Background:In the health professions, clinical reasoning is a critical component in the foundation of effective clinical practice. The concept, skills, and process of clinical reasoning can be fostered throughout one’s education and learning through reflection. In it’s basic sense, clinical reasoning is the sum of the thinking and decision-making processes associated with clinical practice but more deeply it integrates cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills, is contextual in nature and involves both therapist and client perspectives.1,2,3It is adaptive, iterative and collaborative with the intended outcome being a biopsychosocial approach to patient/client management. Within the complexity of clinical reasoning, the cognitive component of this cyclical process is critical thinking.