Curtis, Paul (2022) Clinical reasoning and decision making in ACP: a case study. Journal of Academic Development and Education Special Edition (Advanced Clinical Practice Edition). ISSN 2051-3593

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Advanced Clinical Practice should be underpinned by complex decision making skills, analysing complex problems to make appropriate, evidence based judgements to improve patient care. This paper presents a case encountered in clinical practice where a 999 call was received for a gentleman who had fallen at home, however clinical assessment revealed he was critically unwell. A decision needed to be made between aggressive treatment and transport or unplanned palliative care. Evidence shows that while clinicians believe they use critical thinking to analyse a problem, most decisions are in fact made by rapid pattern recognition.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published by arrangement of the JADE editorial team.
Uncontrolled Keywords: advanced clinical practice, clinical reasoning, decision making
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2022 12:09
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2022 12:18

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