Teamwork in clinical reasoning - cooperative or parallel play?

Andrew P J Olson, Steven J Durning, Carolina Fernandez Branson, Brian Sick, Kathleen P Lane, Joseph J Rencic

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Abstract

Teamwork is fundamental for high-quality clinical reasoning and diagnosis, and many different individuals are involved in the diagnostic process. However, there are substantial gaps in how these individuals work as members of teams and, often, work is done in parallel, rather than in an integrated, collaborative fashion. In order to understand how individuals work together to create knowledge in the clinical context, it is important to consider social cognitive theories, including situated cognition and distributed cognition. In this article, the authors describe existing gaps and then describe these theories as well as common structures of teams in health care and then provide ideas for future study and improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-312
Number of pages6
JournalDiagnosis (Berlin, Germany)
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 27 2020

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