Each participant will:
"Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action" (Scriven, 1996).
Critical thinking = the intentional application of higher order thinking skills (Angelo, 1995, p. 6).
Metacognition = the ability to analyze one's own thinking processes.
AACOM competencies, specifically EPA 7, requires Medical Residents to be able to:
LCME Standard 6.3: Self-directed learning involves medical students' self-assessment of learning needs.
American Physical Therapy Association: the development and utilization of evidence-based practice that includes the integration of best available research, clinical expertise, and patient values and circumstances relevant to patient/client management, practice management, and health policy decision making.
American Occupational Therapy Association: Occupational therapy is a science-driven profession that applies the most up-to-date research to service delivery.
Nursing: "Evidence based nursing practice is the conscientious explicit and judicious use of theory-derived, research-based information in making decisions about care delivery to individuals or groups of patients and in consideration of individual needs and preferences" Gail L. Ingersoll
Audiology: Characterize and implement evidence-based practice methods and a critical evaluation of the literature to provide optimal outcomes for diagnosis and treatment of auditory and vestibular disorders.
Physician Assistant: Interpret data based on patient information and preferences, current scientific evidence,and clinical judgment to make informed decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
Athletic Training: An understanding of evidence-based practice concepts and their application is essential to sound clinical decision-making and the critical examination of athletic training practice.
"To employ evidence in practice, health care professionals should be able to:
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Health Professions Education Summit; Greiner AC, Knebel E, editors. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2003. Chapter 3, The Core Competencies Needed for Health Care Professionals. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK221519/
Evidence-based Care/Evidence-based Dentistry (EBD) is an approach to oral health that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinically relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patient's oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist's clinical experience and the patient's treatment needs and preferences. EBD uses thorough, unbiased systematic reviews and critical appraisal of the best available scientific evidence in combination with clinical and patient factors to make informed decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances.