Clinical Reasoning Cycle

Clinical Reasoning Cycle

The Clinical Reasoning Cycle

Consider the patient situation

Reflect on process and new learning

Collect cues information

Evaluate outcome

Evaluate the effectiveness of actinand outcomes. Ask: “has the situation improved now?”

Process information

Take action

Identify problems issues

Establish goats

Interpret: analyse data to come tom an understanding of signs or symptoms. Compare normal’s abnormal Discriminate: distinguish relevant from irrelevant infoimation; recognise inconsistencies, narrow dowl the information to what is most important and recognise gaps m cues collected Relate: discover new relationships or patterns; cluster cues together to identify relationships between them Infer: Make deductions or form opinions,that follow logically by interpreting,sublective and oblettive cues; consider alternatives and consequences Match current situattonto past situations or current patient to past patients (ususally an expert thought process) Predict an outcome (usually an expert thought process)