Defining clinical reasoning: findings from a BEME scoping study

M Young, A Thomas, S Lubarsky, V Dory, L Gruppen, T Ballard, A da Silva, Temple Ratcliffe, Eric Holmboe, J Rencic, D Gordon, Steven Durning, Lambertus Schuwirth

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Clinical reasoning (CR) is foundational across the health professions (HP). Given its central importance, one would assume that consensus exists regarding its definition. Teaching and assessment of CR necessitates explicit consideration regarding what CR ‘is’. A BEME review set out to document definitions of clinical reasoning in HP.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventAssociation for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) ASM - Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 26 Aug 201730 Aug 2017


ConferenceAssociation for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) ASM


  • clinical reasoning
  • definition
  • teaching
  • communication
  • scoping study


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