Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication and Decision-Making / Edition 1

Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication and Decision-Making / Edition 1

by Chris Del Mar, Jenny Doust, Paul P. Glasziou
     
 

Clinicians are taught masses of facts, but not how to use them in the messy reality of patient care. This book provides a missing link between evidence and the clinical coalface. Though there are plenty of guides to evidence-based medicine, few explain how to build the information into patient oriented decision-making. Clinical Thinking allows you to think

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Clinicians are taught masses of facts, but not how to use them in the messy reality of patient care. This book provides a missing link between evidence and the clinical coalface. Though there are plenty of guides to evidence-based medicine, few explain how to build the information into patient oriented decision-making. Clinical Thinking allows you to think both logically and laterally about daily clinical issues and look at problems from different angles.

The text uses realistic scenarios, frameworks and models and takes you through the whole decision-making process, from observation and narrative to evaluating the best evidence for the individual situation. Illustrations and flow charts are included to help clarify this new approach. These methods have been tried and tested by the authors, internationally respected general practitioners and teachers in primary care – all leaders in the evidence-based medicine movement.

This book takes clinical medicine a big step forward in the direction of patient-focused practice!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727917416
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/16/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
138
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Del Mar, Bond University

Jenny Doust, University of Queensland

Paul Glasziou, University of Oxford

Table of Contents

Preface: What this book is about.

1 Principles of clinical problem solving.

2 Communication in clinical care.

3 Models of disease.

4 Diagnosis.

5 Fine art of prognostication.

6 Making clinical management decisions.

7 Monitoring in chronic disease.

8 Screening for disease, health promotion and disease prevention.

9 Endpiece.

References.

Index

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