BMC Med Educ 2017 Dec 15;17(1):255. Epub 2017 Dec 15.
School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia.
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J Clin Nurs 2018 Feb 6;27(3-4):e600-e610. Epub 2017 Dec 6.
School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia.
Aims And Objectives: To explore clinical nurses' experiences of using emotional intelligence capabilities during clinical reasoning and decision-making.
Background: There has been little research exploring whether, or how, nurses employ emotional intelligence (EI) in clinical reasoning and decision-making.
Design: Qualitative phase of a larger mixed-methods study. Read More
Nurse Educ Today 2017 Feb 14;49:96-105. Epub 2016 Nov 14.
Building 45, Faculty of Health Sciences, University Southampton, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
Background: The ability of physiotherapists to make clinical decisions is a vital component of being an autonomous practitioner, yet this complex phenomenon has been under-researched in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. The purpose of this study was to explore clinical decision-making (CDM) by experienced physiotherapists in a scenario of a simulated patient experiencing acute deterioration of their respiratory function.
Objectives: The main objective of this observational study was to identify the actions, thoughts, and behaviours used by experienced cardiorespiratory physiotherapists in their clinical decision-making processes. Read More
Int J Ment Health Nurs 2017 Jun 4;26(3):215-225. Epub 2017 Apr 4.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Emotional labour is the effort consumed by suppressing one's own emotions to care for others effectively while also caring for oneself. Mental health nurses are required to engage in effective therapeutic interactions in emotionally-intense situations. The aim of the present integrative systematic review was to investigate the emotional labour of mental health work and how this manifested, the impacts, and the ways to mitigate these impacts. Read More
Man Ther 2016 Feb 21;21:277-81. Epub 2015 Jun 21.
University of Southampton, Faculty of Health Sciences, Building 67, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK.
Introduction: This review paper identifies and describes the role of clinicians' memory, emotions and physical responses in clinical reasoning processes. Clinical reasoning is complex and multi-factorial and key models of clinical reasoning within musculoskeletal physiotherapy are discussed, highlighting the omission of emotion and subsequent physical responses and how these can impact upon a clinician when making a decision.
Discussion: It is proposed that clinicians should consider the emotions associated with decision-making, especially when there is concern surrounding a presentation. Read More