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An Introduction to Medical Decision-Making

Practical Insights and Approaches

  • Jonathan S.┬áVordermark II
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  17. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

This volume presents novel concepts to help physicians and health care providers better understand the thought processes and approaches used in clinical decision-making and how we develop those skills  as we transition from being a medical student to post-graduate trainee to independent practitioner.  Approaches presented range from simple rules of thumb, pattern recognition, and heuristics, to more formulaic methods such as standard operating procedures, checklists, evidence-based medicine, mathematical modeling, and statistics. Ways to recognize and manage errors and how our decision-making can be improved, are also discussed.

An Introduction to Medical Decision-Making presents several innovative techniques to allow the reader to use the principles presented and integrate the ethical, humanistic and social aspects of decision-making with the pragmatic and knowledge-based aspects of clinical medicine. It also highlights how our thinking processes, emotions, and biases affect decision-making.

This invaluable resource will allow students and physicians to evaluate and critically discuss their decisions objectively to become more efficient and effective, and maximize the quality of care they provide.

Keywords

Ethics in Medicine Mind-Mapping The Kaleidoscope Model The PICO Format Heuristics Decision Trees Centripetal Thinking Centrifugal Thinking

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan S.┬áVordermark II
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  1. 1.Ranchos de TaosUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23147-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-23146-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-23147-7
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