Balancing Certainty and Uncertainty in Clinical Practice

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Balancing Certainty and Uncertainty in Clinical Practice

How certain are you that your clinical decisions and practices are the most optimal ones for your clients? How receptive are you to new ideas, new clinical procedures, or techniques? The role that certainty and uncertainty play in clinical practice is often overlooked in considering how to provide optimal services for clients. This program presents numerous ideas on how to balance certainty and uncertainty in evidence-based practice (EBP), by leading clinicians and researchers.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • discuss the principles and guidelines provided by evidence-based models, as well as their limits in clinical practice
  • discuss how the field of communication sciences and disorders might encourage scientific thinking about clinical practices in researchers and clinicians
  • explain how critical thinking is relevant to EBP, summarize the relevant skills, and indicate the importance of thinking dispositions
  • list the conditions that are required for rational thinking, and discuss how rational team dialogue confronts uncertainties and leads to improved student outcomes in school-based services
  • list pragmatic solutions that can enable practicing clinicians to either obtain or keep the open mindset required of informed and timely decision-making
  • discuss ways to work with other key stakeholders in your practice setting to make points of certainty and uncertainty explicit

What is a journal self-study?
A journal self-study is a set of articles from ASHA's peer-reviewed, scholarly journals and policy documents to read at your leisure. Some journal self-studies are online and others include a printed copy.

Learning Assessment
Online, multiple-choice exam

Continuing Education

: 0.5 PDHs: 5.0
: 10/31/2015 to 7/6/2018
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB8725
Client Age: All Ages
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Language: English
Author: Kenn Apel, PhD, CCC-SLP, Editor

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