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New ACP book focuses on teaching diagnostic and clinical reasoning in medical education

Teaching Clinical Reasoning is newest title in Teaching Medicine series

PHILADELPHIA, August 3, 2015 -- Teaching Clinical Reasoning, the newest book in the Teaching Medicine series, is designed to help medical educators of various levels enhance their clinical reasoning abilities. The book is available individually or as a part of the complete seven-book Teaching Medicine set.

"Teaching Clinical Reasoning is a wonderful resource for medical educators in the office, classroom, or hospital, as well as those who lead teams and are members of teams," said Wayne J. Riley, MD, MACP, president, ACP. "An important component of participating in these teams is clinical reasoning, and this book covers a range of medical education topics to aid in the development of these skills."

Edited by Dr. Robert L. Trowbridge, Dr. Joseph J. Rencic, and Dr. Steven J. Durning, experts in education, clinical reasoning, and clinical medicine, Teaching Clinical Reasoning summarizes important medical education literature in a concise format. The book explores instructional methods of modern medical education including the importance of diagnostic reasoning, how to combine theoretical concepts and practice when teaching clinical medicine, and new approaches to continuing professional development.

The book also focuses on establishing diagnoses including the collection and analysis of information that is used to form a diagnosis, and acknowledging that making diagnoses are not always possible or practical. Chapters are written from multiple perspectives with key points from each chapter highlighted in a bulleted list.

Teaching Clinical Reasoning will be distributed by all major distributors and medical book sellers and is available to purchase at www.acponline.org/teachingbooks and www.amazon.com, or by calling ACP Customer Service at 800-523-1546, extension 2600, or 215-351-2600.

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