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Make A Decision: Surgery

ISBN: 978-1-4051-9684-0
224 pages
August 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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You're the general surgeon on call. It is you who has to decide every course of action over your shift. Make the right decisions or face the consequences...

Taking a role-playing approach, Make A Decision: Surgery allows you to be the book's main character - Dr A. Simpson - a junior general surgeon on call in a busy teaching hospital. Your decisions and actions determine the clinical outcomes of real patients within a number of scenarios. Each scenario branches out and unfolds as you make more decisions, but choose incorrectly and you may be sent home by your boss! Every decision you make is scored and evidence-based feedback is presented at the end of each scenario together with the correct clinical response and an explanation of what actually happened to the patient.

Blood work and radiological investigations presented in typical clinical formats allow you to practise your data interpretation skills, whilst your skills in clinical communication are tested to the full as you interact with patients and their families as well as co-members of staff.

Based on first-hand experience, the authors have selected real cases that have impacted on their practice and reflect important points of learning, making the book perfect for medical students, junior doctors, and surgery trainees who are looking for a scenario-based, interactive way to learn.

For further information and online interactive medical teaching visit www.pilgrimshospital.com

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction ix

How to use this book xi

Introduction to the staff and nomenclature of Pilgrims Hospital xii

SECTION 1

What you’re going to learn

What you might also learn

Case presentations

Perspectives

Investigations

SECTION 2

What you’re going to learn

What you might also learn

Case presentations

Perspectives

Investigations

SECTION 3

What you’re going to learn

What you might also learn

Case presentations

Perspectives

Investigations

Make a Decision Online

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Author Information

Mark Corrigan is an SpR at University College Cork and Skills Trainer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Professor Arnold Hill is Head of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Professor Paul Redmond is Professor of Surgery at University College Cork.

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