Noreen C. Facione and Peter A. Facione, “Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment,” from Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning in the Health Sciences: A Teaching Anthology, 2008. Published by Insight Assessment / The California Academic Press: San Jose CA. pp. 1-13. © 2008 NC Facione & PA Facione, Hermosa Beach, CA.
Excerpt: “Lives depend on competent clinical reasoning. Thus it is a moral imperative for health care providers to strive to monitor and improve their clinical reasoning and care related judgments. Knowing that this is the agreement owed to the public trust, agencies responsible for the accreditation of professional training programs and for the oversight of health care delivery have mandated the need to demonstrate competence in clinical reasoning in health care clinicians and students.”