Scoping Review: Clinical Reasoning of Asian Healthcare Professions

  • Scoping Review: Clinical Reasoning of Asian Healthcare Professions

    Posted by David on May 12, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Discussion | Collaborative efforts with a focus on developing more cross-cultural research on clinical reasoning. The body of research on clinical reasoning has been predominately in Western culture and research suggests clear differences in thinking and reasoning between Eastern and Western cultures. Current research focuses more on the learning of clinical reasoning, rather than the fundamental process of clinical reasoning itself. It appears that knowledge around clinical reasoning is particularly biased towards Western cognitive practices.

    There has been a paradigm shift in healthcare professions education research from being heavily scientific-oriented to having more inclusion of healthcare professions education research from across the social sciences. Research on clinical reasoning for professional healthcare education is an increasing trend in Asia. The importance of clinical reasoning in the training of healthcare professionals has increased awareness among Asian healthcare professions educators.

    To our knowledge, this is the first scoping review study exploring the current status of clinical reasoning research across Asia. However, we were unable to identify cultural differences in the process of clinical reasoning between East Asian and Western cultures, despite indirect evidence of existing distinct critical thinking dispositions. Fundamental research in clinical reasoning processes across different cultural contexts deepens understanding underlying mechanisms. Results will inform learning, teaching , and assess the clinical reasoning abilities within different cultural environments.

    A better understanding of the healthcare education systems in a culturally sensitive manner can therefore provide Asian healthcare professionals with adequate clinical reasoning curricula tailored appropriately for the Asian learning environment.

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