Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication and Decision-Making
Copyright © 2006 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Chris Del Mar, Jenny Doust, Paul Glasziou
Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
Print ISBN: 9780727917416
Online ISBN: 9780470750568
About this Book
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.
- Uses realistic scenarios, frameworks and models
- 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 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!