Monthly Archives: October 2011

HOW TO IMPROVE CLINICAL DECISION MAKING:

PRESS TO LISTEN TO AUDIO Listen to audio (MP3) When we make decisions, it is common to expect consistency and therefore to be overly confident in the decision; however, this is often a common error. As Daneil Kahneman, the psychologist … Continue reading

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SENTINEL EVENTS AND POOR COMMUNICATION:

A recent publication by the Cleveland Clinic (2007-2008) reviewing sentinel events- unanticipated events in a healthcare setting that result in death or serious physical or psychological injury to the patient, were in 43% of sentinel events related to suboptimal (poor/ineffective/non-collaborative) … Continue reading

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