Clinical Reasoning : Concept and Application for Learning and Teaching in Nursing Students

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สมจิตต์ สินธุชัย พัชนียา เชียงตา ณัฐวุฒิ บุญสนธิ



       Clinical reasoning is the essential cognitive skill that helps nursing students make clinically sound decisions. It is the thinking process which nurses use to assess and interpret information, evaluate crucial cues and make decisions regarding appropriate nursing care. Effective clinical reasoning processes can promote appropriate clinical decision making to improve quality and safety in nursing practice. Therefore, clinical reasoning is important for nursing practice. Teaching and learning for nursing students needs to focus on developing their clinical reasoning ability. Several teaching and learning methods, including think aloud, questioning, concept mapping, analogy and reflective thinking, can be employed to develop nursing students’ clinical reasoning skills. This article aims to provide a concept and application of clinical reasoning that can be used by instructors as a guideline to develop clinical reasoning ability for nursing students. This ability can bring effective clinical decision making to nursing practice.

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สินธุชัยส, เชียงตาพ, บุญสนธิณ. Clinical Reasoning : Concept and Application for Learning and Teaching in Nursing Students. Nursing Journal of The Ministry of Public Health [Internet]. 10Sep.2018 [cited 20Jun.2019];28(2):27-0. Available from:


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