A Physician's Self-paced Guide to Critical Thinking

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American Medical Association, 2006 - Medical - 229 pages
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Today's medicine is rooted in modern logical and critical thinking domains. A Physician's Self-Paced Guide to Critical Thinking explains and describes the applications of philosophy, logic and critical thinking in particular, in medicine. By presenting an organized view of medical professionals' experiences and endeavors, this resource will help to determine the success in treating patients and handling health problems at the community level. Designed to be a teaching tool, its self-instruction format is helpful as a resource or in a classroom setting. The authors seek to offer a structured outline of the fundamentals of informal logic and critical thinking as they apply to medical research, practice, and communication with the nonmedical world. Within this text, readers will find: clinical or community medicine practice scenarios - underlining the relevance of messages for practice, research, or communication; vignettes - summarize the basic terminology and definitions. In addition, organization charts, flowcharts and summaries complement pertinent information. and definitions; and extensive bibliography - lists traditional sources of original and expanded information, while also providing a selection of references to selected Web sties containing valuable information.

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