Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions, 3e by Joy Higgs AM BSc MHPEd PhD NSW PFHEA, Mark A Jones

By Joy Higgs AM BSc MHPEd PhD NSW PFHEA, Mark A Jones BSc(Psych) Cert Phys Ther Grad Dip Advan Manip Ther MAppSc(Manip Ther), Stephen Loftus PhD MSc BDS, Nicole Christensen PT PhD MAppSc

Medical reasoning is the basis medical perform. completely revised and up to date, this publication keeps to supply the basic textual content at the theoretical foundation of scientific reasoning within the future health professions and examines ideas for aiding newcomers, students and clinicians boost their reasoning expertise.

  • key chapters revised and updated
  • nature of medical reasoning sections were expanded
  • increase in emphasis on collaborative reasoning
  • core version of scientific reasoning has been revised and updated

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As a result they can exercise a hidden and potentially subverting influence over our lives and work. This is evident in the section above where the language of policy sounds familiar and apparently unquestionable. Indeed, as Niblett (2001, p. 206) has pointed out, in order to understand a particular period or era, 23 24 CLINICAL REASONING AND CLINICAL DECISION MAKING – NATURE AND CONTEXT we need to be acquainted not, as one might expect, with its widely stated public opinions, but rather with the doctrines which have in everyone’s minds become unchallengeable facts and an inevitable part of the life of the time.

5. Collaborations in Practice and Education Advancement, University of Sydney, Australia Higgs J 2006b The complexity of clinical reasoning: exploring the dimensions of clinical reasoning expertise as a 15 16 CLINICAL REASONING AND CLINICAL DECISION MAKING – NATURE AND CONTEXT situated, lived phenomenon. Seminar presentation at the Faculty of Health Sciences, 5 May, University of Sydney, Australia Higgs J, Hunt A 1999 Rethinking the beginning practitioner: introducing the ‘interactional professional’.

Information and knowledge management requires an effective strategy with an international focus. 4. The consequences of scientific advances and new technology need to be addressed in policy and management. 5. Workforce education and planning need to address the increasing pressures on health professionals and their changing roles. 6. Evaluation and improvement of system performance and quality (efficiency, effectiveness, economy and equity) are required with international benchmarking. Healthcare systems in many countries face changing patterns of disease and disability, changing locations for health services provision, an increased focus on chronic diseases, and an increase in the need for complex disease management strategies.

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