Surgical Intuition; What It Is and how to Get It / Edition 1

Surgical Intuition; What It Is and how to Get It / Edition 1

by Charles M. Abernathy, Charles M. Abernathy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560530596

ISBN-13: 9781560530596

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

No algorithm, no "consensus statement," and no "standard of care" will help you now! You need intuitive type thinking, not analytical thinking. This book explores how to get it. Surgical Intuition offers a guided tour to becoming an expert, intuitive thinker. It is intended not only for general surgeons, but for family practitioners, primary care internists, and…  See more details below

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No algorithm, no "consensus statement," and no "standard of care" will help you now! You need intuitive type thinking, not analytical thinking. This book explores how to get it. Surgical Intuition offers a guided tour to becoming an expert, intuitive thinker. It is intended not only for general surgeons, but for family practitioners, primary care internists, and doctors of all specialties, as well as psychologists and cognitive scientists, because it shows that the possibilities and complexities of expert intuition are relevant to all fields of endeavor. The book sketches a full cognitive psychology theory of the thinking involved in expert surgery, and thus provides a description and an explanation of surgical intuition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560530596
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
436

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Why a Book About Surgical Intuition?1
Ch. 2Intuition as a Mode of Thought in Surgery17
Ch. 3The Doctor's Task and the Mind that Accomplishes It69
Ch. 4Surgical Scripts: The Structure of Knowledge93
Ch. 5Problem Solving: Higher Order Thinking in Medicine129
Ch. 6Diagnosis: The Problem of "What Is"157
Ch. 7Decision Making: The Problem of "What to Do"175
Ch. 8Judgment215
Ch. 9Restructuring and Discovery255
Ch. 10In the Mind's Eye: Visual-Thinking in Surgery289
Ch. 11Scripts are the Foundation of Surgical Education329
Ch. 12Epilogue: Unfinished Business411
Index of Exhibits419
Index425

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