The Clinical Reasoning Series - Making the familiar strange - Epistemic reflexivity with Dr Euson Yeung
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We’re about halfway through the clinical reasoning series and today I’m speaking with Dr Euson Yeung. Euson is a physiotherapist and an Assistant Professor in the department of Physical Therapy University of Toronto.

His primary area of teaching and research interest is in orthopaedic manual therapy as well as the assessment and facilitation of clinical reasoning among health professional learners. Euson completed his Masters in Education at the University of Toronto (Adult Education) and his PhD with the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto.

In this episode we hover around a research paper he published year titled ‘Making Strange’: Exploring the Development of Students’ Capacity in Epistemic Reflexivity published in the Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation

So on this episode we speak about:

  • How the process of reflexivity and in particular epistemic reflexivity calls us to question, or to ‘make strange’ the taken-for granted ways in which we practice.
  • We talk about the organizational and social structures which surround healthcare interactions, and the embedded assumptions within our practice.
  • We talk about how reconceptualising practice also entails Imagining other ways of how our practice could be.
  • We talk about the challenges of becoming more enraging in reflexivity.
  • And we discuss ways that clinicians can better support the more reflexive aspect of their practice and thinking.

So I really enjoyed talking with Euson; the work he is doing within physical therapy education is fundamental.

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