Review: How Doctors Think

Review: How Doctors Think

The May 3 issue of JAMA (subscription req'd for full text) contains a review of a book that we all should read: How Doctors Think: Clinical Judgment and the Practice of Medicine, by Kathryn Montgomery

The review, by Donald Moore, Jr., calls it "a thoughtful and provocative book that challenges us to reconceptualize our assumptions about how physicians think in the clinical encounter, how physicians-in-training are taught, and how physicians and patients interact." And, he concludes, "How Doctors Think is a useful book for everyone involved in medicine, from medical educators, who could use it to develop a more humane approach to medical education, to individual practitioners, who could use it to help reflect on and improve their clinical practice."

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