Journal article

"Starting from a higher place": linking Habermas to teaching and learning clinical reasoning in the emergency medicine context

Clare Delany, Barbara Kameniar, Jayne Lysk, Brett Vaughan

Advances in Health Sciences Education | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

Teaching clinical reasoning in emergency medicine requires educators to foster diagnostic accuracy and judicious decision-making amidst chaotic ambient factors including clinician fatigue, high cognitive load, and diverse patient expectations. The current study applies the early work of Jurgen Habermas and his knowledge-constitutive interests as a lens to explore an educational approach where physician-educators were asked to make their expert reasoning visible to emergency medicine trainees, to more deliberately make visible and accessible the context-specific thinking that emergency physicians routinely use. An action research methodology was used. The 'making thinking visible' teaching ap..

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