The Diagnostic Reasoning Process

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Diagnostic reasoning is a process of generating and testing hypotheses (Stolper et al., 2011), which is done by transforming medical data into an actionable diagnosis that is important for the functioning of a nurse practitioner (Rajkomar & Dhaliwal, 2011). According to Pelaccia, Triby, and Charlin (2011), clinical reasoning refers to ‘the cognitive process that is necessary to evaluate and manage a patient 's medical problem’. That helps the clinician to make diagnoses and decisions. The diagnostic reasoning process is done by two cognitive systems, the first is called an intuitive system that occurs automatically based on the past experiences and knowledge (Rajkomar & Dhaliwal, 2011). The second system is explained as analytical, in which

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