What is it about?

I describe what clinicians and patients do when they talk to one another to find out what is bothering the patient and what can be done about it.

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Why is it important?

I highlight (1) the importance of understanding in mediating between experience (data) and reasoning (arriving at conclusions); (2) the relation between asking and answering 'what now' (cognition) and 'what next' (deliberation); and (3) the perspectives of how things relate to us (common sense) and how things relate directly to one another (theory).

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This page is a summary of: A concise guide to clinical reasoning, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, April 2018, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jep.12940.
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