Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • Analyze different models of professional reasoning and identifying similarities and differences.
  • Illustrate the relationship between clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice.
  • Apply professional reasoning models to clinical situations and evaluate how this model supports therapists’ decisions in this setting.
  • Document clinical practice to reflect the underlying clinical reasoning in the case situation.
  • Evaluate different strategies for development of higher-level competence and professional reasoning.
  • Design potential models for developing professional reasoning in various practice settings.
  • Analyze potential methods for overcoming barriers to professional and ethical reasoning development.
  • Diagram potential models for shared decision making and outline their applicability to occupational therapy.
  • Analyze the relationship between shared decision making and professional reasoning.
  • Propose strategies and solutions to current challenges to ethical practice in occupational therapy.