Technology-Based Training for the "Swamp" of Professional Practice

By Joseph V. Henderson, MD

This article first appeared in the Spring 1994 issue of Dartmouth Medicine.

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This paper addresses the education and training of practitioners in professions such as medicine, law, military leadership and management, whose decisions can have great impact on the lives of individuals and/or organizations. While I acknowledge a continuing need for a practitioner to learn facts and principles, I am at least as concerned with habits of thinking, and the mental models that shape and filter the perceived practice world.