Introducing Advanced Clinical Reasoning to an Adult Learning Disability Service

  • Stansfield J
  • Matthews A
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Abstract

The advanced clinical reasoning approach is widely adopted in speech and language therapy practice. This article reports on the introduction of the approach across a multidisciplinary adult learning disability service and staff reports on the impact of this initiative. Staff and team managers reported that the training had a positive impact on their practice. All respondents demonstrated confidence in the use of the advanced clinical reasoning terminology and a clear understanding of the nature of duty of care and clinical risk. Enhanced knowledge about caseloads and greater confidence in managing episodes of care were reported by staff and team managers to have resulted in a more efficient and effective service.

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  • Logical Thinking; Speech Language Pathology; Thera
  • United Kingdom

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Authors

  • Jois Stansfield

  • Alison Matthews

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