1. Clinical Reasoning

    Clinical reasoning is the thinking process used by occupational therapists as they interact with clients throughout the occupational therapy process. Seven different types of clinical reasoning are defined and discussed below. Scientific Reasoning. This type of reasoning focuses on the facts such as impairments, disabilities, and performance ...

  2. Developing Solid Clinical Reasoning Skills in Occupational Therapy

    Clinical reasoning is at the heart of each of these central occupational therapy concepts. While these concepts are frequently taught in OT school, there are other ways to improve clinical reasoning outside of this: Practice, practice, practice . A good example is running through case studies and problem-based learning scenarios.

  3. Thinking in Stories: Narrative Reasoning of an Occupational Therapist

    Critical ethnographic case study research methods. With few examples of narrative reasoning in clinical reasoning research findings since Mattingly's original research, it may be that certain aspects of this study's design were key in highlighting how Esther thought in stories. ... The clinical reasoning of an occupational therapy assistant ...

  4. Case Study

    Case Study. Pauline. Pauline is a 62 year old woman who is 10 years post stroke. She presents with left hemiplegia and complains of pain and discomfort in her left upper extremity. This pain is chronic and unbearable. Pauline is often unable to sleep because the pain she experiences is so great. Upon assessment, Pauline appears to have a one ...

  5. PDF First Year Occupational Therapy Students' Clinical Reasoning Approach

    a Simulated Case Study Abstract Occupational therapy students must be prepared to use clinical reasoning to select appropriate interventions ... facilitate or enhance existing clinical reasoning among occupational therapy students during fulltime clinical rotations after the completion of their didactic course work (Creel, 2001; Murphy, 2004 ...

  6. Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy

    Figures, Tables, Exhibits, Case Examples, and Practice Wisdom vii 8; Introduction ix 10; PART I. Occupational Perspective for Clinical Reasoning 1 12; 1. Overview of the Clinical Reasoning Process 3 14; 2. Clinical Reasoning and Occupational Therapy's Domain of Practice 21 32; 3. Hypothesis Generation and Refinement 37 48; PART II. Frames of ...

  7. Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy

    Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy is a key text for occupational therapy students and practitioners. Written by an internationally renowned group of clinicians, educators and academics and with a central case study running throughout, the book covers the theory and practice of the following key topics: Working and Thinking in Different Contexts; Teaching as Reasoning; Ethical ...

  8. Clinical Reasoning Case Studies as Teaching Tools

    The clinical reasoning case studies are effective teaching tools because they provide students with a holistic picture of the client and his or her occupational therapy treatment. In addition, these case studies model the clinical reasoning process by organizing client information according to the types of clinical reasoning that would be used ...

  9. The Clinical Reasoning of an Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Abstract. This qualitative case study focused on the clinical reasoning of a certified occupational therapy assistant who had 16 years of practice experience. Observation and interview methods were used to collect data. Transcripts and field notes were coded using a priori codes of the forms of clinical reasoning of occupational therapists identified in published research. The study ...

  10. Clinical reasoning case studies as teaching tools

    Various types of case studies have been described in the literature: paper cases, videotape cases, simulated client cases, and real client cases. This study examined the effectiveness of a new type of paper case study--the clinical reasoning case study--in teaching the clinical reasoning process to occupational therapy students.

  11. Using the Case Method to Develop Clinical Reasoning Skills in Problem

    Abstract. Clinical reasoning is increasingly recognized as a crucial component of the occupational therapy process. Different types of clinical reasoning used by occupational therapists have been identified, including scientific, procedural, interactive, narrative, conditional, and pragmatic reasoning. This article describes the use of the case method in the University of New Mexico ...

  12. Case Study

    Service type: Acute community care rapid response service; home visit. Initial assessment, completed by an Occupational Therapist and Nurse.

  13. Using the case method to develop clinical reasoning skills in ...

    The case method is a component of problem-based learning that emphasizes small group work to solve clinical problems that are presented as case studies. Students are presented with a variety of case formulas including paper or written cases, videotape cases, simulated client cases, and real client cases to promote the development of specific ...

  14. PDF A clinical reasoning framework for community occupational therapy: An

    Clinical reasoning, in its shortest and simple explanation is, the thinking that guides clinical practice (Rassafiani, Ziviani, Rodger, & Dalgleish, 2008). In community based occupational therapy, clinical reasoning skills are tested frequently because the scope of the role is wide and generalist in nature.

  15. How Qualitative Case Study Methodology Informs Occupational Therapy

    Case studies in the occupational therapy literature have explored phenomena relating to the delivery of intervention, theoretical concepts, clinical reasoning, and education and research methods and were situated in a range of different practice areas and contexts.

  16. PDF A Summary of Client Profiles for Case Study Projects

    A Summary of Client Profiles for Case Study Projects. Corbett Clinic Case # 1 - Teamwork Inter-Departmental Learning Module. NT PROFILE - 'Megan'- MVA Traumatic Brain InjuryMegan is a 14 year-old girl who was. involved in a vehicle MVA near Jasper one month ago. Megan was the pas. enger in the vehicle, which rolled at highway speed. H.

  17. PDF clinical reasoning

    Clinical reasoning is 'an inferential process used by clinicians to collect and evaluate data and make judgements about the diagnosis and management of patient problems.'. Ryan-Wenger &Lee 1997. 'Clinical reasoning is not an innate ability but rather a professional skill to be developed.'. Chamberland & Hivon 2005.


    EXAMPLE CAP. bjectives Critique the evidence provided by Stav and Murphy (2018) related to the use of video-based case studies paired with explicit teaching of clinical reasoning within occupational therapy. termediate)Participants would benefit from having a working knowledge of clinical reasoning and didactic methods in order to gain the most ...

  19. (PDF) Thinking in Stories: Narrative Reasoning of an Occupational

    Case study and ethnographic research methodologies may be useful in further clinical reasoning research to better understand narrative reasoning. Discover the world's research 25+ million members

  20. Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy

    Occupational therapy practitioners use clinical reasoning in all areas of practice to determine who needs intervention, the most effective interventions, and expected outcomes. Successful professionals also use clinical reasoning to confidently assimilate new information, make decisions, argue well, and advocate for clients. A particular challenge facing occupational therapy students and ...

  21. PDF Thinking in Stories: Narrative Reasoning of an Occupational Therapist

    Discussion. Narrative reasoning by thinking in stories as envisioned by Mattingly and Fleming (1994) is referred to theoretically, but rarely seems visible in clinical reasoning research findings outside of Mattingly's original work. This study supports this claim that occupational therapists reason in this way.

  22. Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy: Case Studies Across the

    Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy: Case Studies Across the Lifespan. 5.00 out of 5. 2 customer reviews | Add a review. ISBN 10: 1-60797-761-3. ISBN 13: 978-1-60797-761-2.

  23. Thinking in Stories: Narrative Reasoning of an Occupational ...

    Narrative reasoning was particularly apparent in opportunities to reflect aloud, supporting occupational therapists' need of opportunities for reflection through story-sharing and story-making. Case study and ethnographic research methodologies may be useful in further clinical reasoning research to better understand narrative reasoning.

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