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By Varun Shetty Critical Care fellow with background training in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Klara K Papp, Grace C Huang, Laurie M Lauzon Clabo, Dianne Delva, Melissa Fischer, Lyuba Konopasek, Richard M Schwartzstein, Maryellen Gusic
Critical thinking is essential to a health professional's competence to assess, diagnose, and care for patients. Defined as the ability to apply higher-order cognitive skills (conceptualization, analysis, evaluation) and the disposition to be deliberate about thinking (being open-minded or intellectually honest) that lead to action that is logical and appropriate, critical thinking represents a "meta-competency" that transcends other knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors required in health care professions...
May 2014: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
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