Matthews Model of Clinical Reasoning: A Systematic Approach to Conceptualize Evaluation and Intervention
Clinical reasoning is a complex process required for effective therapeutic encounters. Its development is poorly understood. The clinical reasoning process is placed in a historical context based on the occupational therapy literature. An emerging model of clinical reasoning is proposed. This model of clinical reasoning provides a unique perspective in order to compartmentalize the person, environment, and occupation constructs around the person’s life story, connect it directly to the occupational therapy practice framework, and determine treatment priorities, emphasizing a client-centered perspective. A client-centered model of clinical reasoning supports efforts to provide effective intervention.
Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
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Knis Matthews, Laurie; Mulry, Claire M.; and Richard, Lynne, "Matthews Model of Clinical Reasoning: A Systematic Approach to Conceptualize Evaluation and Intervention" (2017). Kean Publications. 1580.