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SAAHE 2014 Conference: Call for workshop proposals

The deadline for submissions has passed. This call for workshop proposals is now closed.

We are proud to announce the call for workshop proposals for the SAAHE 2014 conference, hosted by the University of the Western Cape. We invite facilitators to submit proposals for workshops that explore the points of connection and departure from traditional health professionals education, and collaborative partnerships that are cognisant of diversity. The theme for the conference is Convergence / Divergence and we therefore encourage the submission of proposals that examine how we can work together in health professionals education for better health outcomes in the nation. For more information on the 2014 conference, go to http://www.saahe2014.co.za.

WC Journal club: Clinical reasoning skills

On Thursday, 6th June (2013), the Western Cape regional SAAHE committee hosted their first journal club of 2013 at the Tygerberg campus of Stellenbosch University. The topic of the meeting was Clinical Reasoning and was presented by Professors Vanessa Burch (UCT) and Juanita Bezuidenhout (Stellenbosch).

We wanted to experiment with the use of technology to enable those who were unable to attend to also participate in some way. Unfortunately, we were unable to set up both the video or audio broadcast, and didn’t manage to record the audio for later download. However, we did get the Google Document set up, which enabled us to share the notes that were taken at the meeting. We hope that next time we’ll be able to add another aspect to the meeting that will further enable those who can’t attend to benefit from the group discussion – possibly a podcast of the audio. Please bear with us as we learn from our mistakes and continue to improve the service.

Here is the link to the shared document in Google Drive.

Readings:

  • Braude, H. (2013). Human all too human reasoning: Comparing clinical and phenomenological intuition. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 38:173-189.
  • Charlin, B. et al. (2012). Clinical reasoning processes: Unravelling complexity through graphical representation. Medical Education, 46: 454-463.
  • Marcum, J. (2012). An integrated model of clinical reasoning: Dual process theory of cognition and metacognition. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18: 954-961.