Teaching Clinical Reasoning

Mini SINGH, Nicola Cooper

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Being a good clinician is not only about knowledge — how doctors and other healthcare professionals think, reason, and make decisions is arguably their most critical skill. The second edition of the ABC of Clinical Reasoning breaks down clinical reasoning into its core components and explores each of these in more detail, including the applications for clinical practice, teaching, and learning.

Informed by the latest evidence from cognitive psychology, education, and studies of expertise, this edition has been extensively re-written and updated, and covers:

Key components of clinical reasoning: evidence-based history and examination, choosing and interpreting diagnostic tests, problem identification and management, and shared decision-making Key concepts in clinical reasoning, such dual process theories, and script theory Situativity and human factors Metacognition and cognitive strategies Teaching clinical reasoning
From a team of expert authors, the ABC of Clinical Reasoning is essential reading for all students, clinical teachers, curriculum planners and clinicians involved in diagnosis
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationABC of Clinical Reasoning
EditorsNicola Cooper, John Frain
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781119871538
ISBN (Print)9781119871514
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2022

Publication series

NameABC Series
PublisherWiley Blackwell


  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Critical Skills
  • Clinical practice
  • Clinical teaching
  • Teaching
  • Learning


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