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Diagnostic reasoning and cognitive biases of nurse practitioners.

Lawson TN. Diagnostic Reasoning and Cognitive Biases of Nurse Practitioners. J Nurs Educ. 2018;57(4):203-208. doi:10.3928/01484834-20180322-03.

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April 25, 2018
Lawson TN. J Nurs Educ. 2018;57(4):203-208.

This review of the literature explored the concept of diagnostic reasoning as it applies to nursing practice. Common themes included cognitive bias, dual process thinking, diagnostic error, and patient harm. The author suggests that these concepts be covered in nurse practitioner education as a strategy to improve diagnosis.

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Lawson TN. Diagnostic Reasoning and Cognitive Biases of Nurse Practitioners. J Nurs Educ. 2018;57(4):203-208. doi:10.3928/01484834-20180322-03.