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Table 1 Key contexts and metaskills of clinical reasoning (adapted from Higgs and Jones [24])

From: Understanding clinical reasoning in osteopathy: a qualitative research approach

Contexts Practitioner • Practice knowledge
• Practice experience
• Values and beliefs
• Own professional practice
  Patient • Values and beliefs
• Health and illness experiences
• Knowledge and experience of the health discipline
• Knowledge and experience of other health disciplines and the health care system
  Community • Patient’s family and friends
• The health discipline
• Local and global health systems
• Workplace
Metaskills   • Reflexivity
• Metacognition
• Emotional intelligence
• Analytic skills and pattern recognition
• Knowledge generation
• Practice-model authenticity
• Ability to derive knowledge and practice wisdom from reasoning and practice
• Use of critical, creative conversation to make decisions