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Journal Article

The ethical imperative to think about thinking.

Stark M, Fins JJ. Cambridge quarterly of healthcare ethics : CQ : the international journal of healthcare ethics committees. 2014;23:386-96.

This commentary spotlights the importance of learning about cognitive science to understand and improve diagnostic reasoning in order to prevent errors. Underscoring limits of the Hippocratic Oath, the authors describe the ethical responsibility of individuals and organizations to augment clinical decision-making, judgment, and critical thinking skills as an integral component of professionalism.