Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions
Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions,
Edition 4
Edited by Joy Higgs, AM, PhD, MHPEd, BSc, PFHEA, Gail M. Jensen, PhD, PT, FAPTA, Stephen Loftus, PhD, MSc, BDS and Nicole Christensen, PhD, MAppSc, BS, BA

Publication Date: 18 Oct 2018

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Description

Clinical reasoning lies at the core of health care practice and education. Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions, therefore, occupies a central place in the education of health professionals, the enhancement of professional decision making of individuals and groups of practitioners with their clients, and research into optimal practice reasoning.

Key themes presented:

  • Clinical reasoning as a composite of encultured capabilities
  • Clinical reasoning embedded within situated practice including the wider socio-economic and political contexts, the practitioner’s and the client’s contexts, and shared goals such as promoting health communities
  • The importance of narratives, language and culture in clinical decision making
  • Changing reasoning practices linked to increasing autonomy of practitioners working without the requirement of medical referrals
  • Clinical reasoning as an increasingly team-based practice, including shared decision making with clients
  • The need for sound strategies and tools to facilitate the expanding collaborations in health care across disciplines and with clients and carers
  • Advanced education approaches promoting expansion and enhancement of reasoning strategies
  • The importance of building good practices for learning clinical reasoning into curricula and into students’ own practice development approaches
  • Strengthening links between orthodox and complementary medicine reasoning practices

New to this edition:

  • All chapters updated and 20 new chapters added
  • Concrete examples, cases and vignettes were added to bring discussions to life for the reader
  • Reflection points strategically placed to assist readers to extend their insights and build learning from their own practical experiences and theoretical knowledge
  • Devices of particular value to reflective practitioners and educators.

This is a book for teachers and learners, practitioners, practice leaders, researchers and curriculum managers. Indeed, it is a valuable resource for educators seeking to ground their teaching practices in educational theory, sound knowledge of clinical reasoning and practice-based evidence, and researchers seeking to expand their research horizons.

New Features

All chapters updated and 20 new chapters added

Concrete examples, cases and vignettes were added to bring discussions to life for the reader

Reflection points strategically placed to assist readers to extend their insights and build learning from their own practical experiences and theoretical knowledge

Devices of particular value to reflective practitioners and educators.

About the author
Edited by Joy Higgs, AM, PhD, MHPEd, BSc, PFHEA, Professor in Higher Education, Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia; Gail M. Jensen, PhD, PT, FAPTA, Professor of Physical Therapy, Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Dean, Graduate School, Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA; Stephen Loftus, PhD, MSc, BDS, Associate Professor of Medical Education, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, Michigan, USA and Nicole Christensen, PhD, MAppSc, BS, BA , Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, California, USA
Table of Contents

Section 1 Understanding clinical reasoning

  1. Clinical reasoning: Challenges of interpretation and practice in the 21st century
  2. Re-interpreting clinical reasoning: A model of encultured decision making practice capabilities
  3. Multiple spaces of choice, engagement and influence in clinical decision making
  4. Clinical reasoning and models of practice
  5. The development of clinical reasoning expertise
  6. Expertise and clinical reasoning
  7. Section 2 The changing context of clinical reasoning and practice

  8. The context of clinical reasoning across the health professions in the 21st century
  9. Changing demographic and cultural dimensions of populations: Implications for healthcare and decision making
  10. Clinical thinking, client expectations and patient-centred care
  11. Next generation clinical practice guidelines
  12. Action and narrative: Two dynamics of clinical reasoning
  13. The language of clinical reasoning
  14. Evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning: In tension, tandem or two sides of the same coin?
  15. Methods in the study of clinical reasoning
  16. Section 3 Collaborative and transdisciplinary reasoning

  17. Collaborative decision making in liquid times
  18. Ethical reasoning
  19. Shared decision making in practice
  20. Using decision aids to involve clients in clinical decision making
  21. Clinical decision making, social justice and client empowerment
  22. Clinical decision making across orthodox and complementary medicine fields
  23. Section 4 Clinical reasoning and the professions

  24. Clinical reasoning in medicine
  25. Clinical reasoning in nursing
  26. Clinical reasoning in physiotherapy
  27. Clinical reasoning in dentistry
  28. Clinical reasoning in occupational therapy
  29. Clinical decision making in emergency medicine
  30. Clinical decision making in paramedicine
  31. Clinical decision making in optometry
  32. Clinical reasoning in dietetics
  33. Clinical reasoning in pharmacy
  34. Section 5 Teaching clinical reasoning

  35. Pedagogies for teaching and learning clinical reasoning
  36. Teaching clinical reasoning in medical education courses
  37. Teaching clinical reasoning in nursing education
  38. Speech-language pathology students: Learning clinical reasoning
  39. Clinical reasoning and biomedical knowledge: Implications for teaching
  40. Cultivating a thinking surgeon, using a Clinical Thinking Pathway as a learning and assessment process: ten years on
  41. Interprofessional programs to develop clinical reasoning
  42. Assessing clinical reasoning
  43. Section 6 Learning clinical reasoning+

  44. Learning to communicate clinical reasoning
  45. Developing clinical reasoning capability
  46. Remediating learning and performance of clinical reasoning in medicine
  47. Learning about factors influencing clinical decision making
  48. Learning reasoning using simulation
  49. Learning to use evidence to support decision making
  50. Learning to research clinical reasoning
  51. Learning clinical reasoning across cultural contexts
  52. Peer learning to develop clinical reasoning abilities
Book Reviews

"a must have book if you are interested in the foremost practice applicable knowledge, written by the leading authorities from the physiotherapy world"

"a valuable tool for those supervising students or newly qualified staff to support the development of their clinical reasoning."

Book details
ISBN: 9780702062247
Page Count: 512
Retail Price: £49.99