DescriptionClinicians 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!
1 Principles of clinical problem solving.
2 Communication in clinical care.
3 Models of disease.
5 Fine art of prognostication.
6 Making clinical management decisions.
7 Monitoring in chronic disease.
8 Screening for disease, health promotion and disease prevention.
* Uses frameworks and models to help in patient management
* How to evaluate the efficiency, safety and effectiveness of any treatment
* Provides useful examples from a range of clinical settings