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Research Article  |   September 1983
Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship—1983; Clinical Reasoning: The Ethics, Science, and Art
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  • Joan C. Rogers, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA, is Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Division, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Medical School, Wing B 207H, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
  • The Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture was presented by Joan C. Rogers at the Annual Conference of The American Occupational Therapy Association on April 19, 1983, Portland, Oregon.
    The Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture was presented by Joan C. Rogers at the Annual Conference of The American Occupational Therapy Association on April 19, 1983, Portland, Oregon.×
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Research Article   |   September 1983
Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship—1983; Clinical Reasoning: The Ethics, Science, and Art
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September 1983, Vol. 37, 601-616. doi:10.5014/ajot.37.9.601
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September 1983, Vol. 37, 601-616. doi:10.5014/ajot.37.9.601
Abstract

As I join the roster of Eleanor Clarke Slagle lecturers, I am keenly aware of the privilege and responsibility of being so honored by my professional colleagues. Since my selection for the award was based on a recognition of a synthesis of skills in occupational therapy practice, education, and research, it seemed fitting for me to pursue a topic that would in some way enable me to reflect this synthesis. Thus, in developing the theme of clinical reasoning, I have taken a practice issue, studied it from an educational perspective, and formulated a conceptual framework for guiding the development of a clinical science of occupational therapy.