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How Doctors Think: Clinical Judgment and the Practice of Medicine

How Doctors Think: Clinical Judgment and the Practice of Medicine

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Hardcover, Not Avail, 2005, ISBN# 0195187121
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Hardcover, Not Avail, 2005, ISBN# 0195187121

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Hardcover, Not Avail, 2005, ISBN# 0195187121

How Doctors Think defines the nature and importance of clinical judgment. Although physicians make use of science, this book argues that medicine is not itself a science but rather an interpretive practice that relies on clinical reasoning. A physician looks at the patient's history along with the presenting physical signs and symptoms and juxtaposes these with clinical experience and empirical studies to construct a tentative account of the illness. How Doctors Think is divided into four parts. Part one introduces the concept of medicine as a practice rather than a science; part two discusses the idea of causation; part three delves into the process of forming clinical judgment; and part four considers clinical judgment within the uncertain nature of medicine itself. In How Doctors Think, Montgomery contends that assuming medicine is strictly a science can have adverse side effects, and suggests reducing these by recognizing the vital role of clinical judgment.

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Number of Pages: 192
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: MEDICINE_PHILOSOPHY ,  CLINICAL MEDICINE ,  JUDGMENT ,  DECISION MAKING
Author: Montgomery, Kathryn
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780195187120
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 9.75 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0195187121
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