Reflective practice enhances osteopathic clinical reasoning

Cindy McIntyre, Judith Lathlean, Jorge E. Esteves

This study highlights the relevance of reflective practice as a means of monitoring the thinking and reasoning processes in osteopathy.

An increase in awareness of clinical reasoning processes could help prevent cognitive and affective biases and possible clinical error.

We would argue that reflective practice is a critical tool in maintaining professional competence in osteopathy across a practice lifetime.

International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine: article in press (Oct. 2019)

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