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Improving Students’ Patient Care Management Using the Thinker’s Guide to Clinical Reasoning

Course Number: 551


Educators and students need time to practice the use of the Thinker’s Guide to Clinical Reasoning to improve students’ management of care. Critical thinking is implied within healthcare professions yet must be fostered and practiced continuously to become second-nature.2 This course provides dental and dental hygiene educators with the basics of the Paul-Elder framework to improve students’ patient care management and encourages faculty members to model critical thinking behavior within dentistry.