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CT & Clinical Reasoning in the Health Sciences

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CRITICAL THINKING AND CLINICAL REASONING IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES: AN INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEACHING ANTHOLOGY

Noreen C. Facione and Peter A. Facione (Eds.), 2008

What can I do in my teaching to improve students’ critical thinking and clinical judgment skills?

Health science educators share successful teaching strategies for training critical thinking and clinical reasoning in the classroom and in the clinic. All the authors are expert health sciences educators who have published on the topic of training clinical reasoning. They represent all professional levels and academic ranks, and work in pre-service and in-service clinical and academic settings on four continents. Whether their teaching is on-line or face-to-face, they demonstrate the effectiveness of their approaches for building critical thinking skills and habits of mind in the context of authentic clinical problems.

This teaching anthology offers thoughtful examples that will guide even the experienced educator to train clinical reasoning skills more effectively using problem-based learning, clinical cases, think-aloud, reflective role-play, team problem-solving, reflective journaling and many other approaches to engage students in the critical thinking skills of interpretation, analysis, inference, evaluation, explanation, and meta-cognition.

These active learning pedagogies foster and sustain positive critical thinking habits of mind such as truth-seeking, inquisitiveness, open-mindedness, systematicity, maturity of judgment, and confidence in reasoning. The positive effects of these approaches register both as observable cognitive behaviors in the course of clinical decision making and as significant improvements in students’ reasoning test scores. This book has assisted health science educators around the world to discover effective teaching and learning strategies for training stronger clinical judgment skills in all health science professionals.

In the three years since publication, this volume has been requested by more than 700 health science educational program directors and faculty as an addition to their faculty development libraries, as a text for doctoral level students in teacher training, and to medical center staff development officers for the purpose of developing training programs to improve clinical reasoning. In addition, the volume is available through online book sellers (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.).

The book has assisted health science educators around the world to discover effective teaching and learning strategies for training stronger clinical judgment skills in all health science professionals

---$49.95---Paperbound

Published by The California Academic Press LLC ©2008 Peter A and Noreen C Facione

ISBN (13 digit) 978-1891557-60-6
ISBN (10 digit) 1-891557-60-2

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