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Research Article  |   April 1989
Fieldwork Education: Shaping a Foundation for Clinical Reasoning
Author Affiliations
  • Ellen S. Cohn, EdM, OTR/L, is Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Tufts University–Boston School of Occupational Therapy, Medford, Massachusetts 02155
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Research Article   |   April 1989
Fieldwork Education: Shaping a Foundation for Clinical Reasoning
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1989, Vol. 43, 240-244. doi:10.5014/ajot.43.4.240
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1989, Vol. 43, 240-244. doi:10.5014/ajot.43.4.240
Abstract

The need to teach fieldwork students to critically examine practice has been a recurrent theme in recent occupational therapy literature; however, students need to learn routines and standard clinical skills before they can reflect on their practice. This article proposes a variety of strategies to teach technical skills while simultaneously providing a foundation for clinical reasoning.