Clinical reasoning - a guide to improving teaching and practice.

  title={Clinical reasoning - a guide to improving teaching and practice.},
  author={Andrew M J Linn and Carole Khaw and Hugh B Kildea and Anne L. Tonkin},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={41 1-2},
BACKGROUND The process of clinical reasoning is undertaken by all clinicians, often automatically, and is the cognitive process that underlies diagnosis and management of a patient's presenting problem. The teaching of clinical reasoning can pose a challenge to the clinical teacher. OBJECTIVE This article reviews the process of clinical reasoning and provides the teacher with a framework to teach clinical reasoning to students and junior doctors. DISCUSSION By considering clinical reasoning… CONTINUE READING
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