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DoctoringThe Nature of Primary Care Medicine$
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Eric J. Cassell

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780195113235

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113235.001.0001

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What Should Be Taught?

What Should Be Taught?

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What primary care doctors require as part of their mandatory training are additional kinds of knowledge and skills. They must be taught the behavior of sick and well persons, advanced communication skills, the lessons about the evaluation of data from clinical epidemiology, how to acquire information from disparate sources and use it in making judgments and decisions, and a greater understanding of human function and disability. They must also learn to master technology through explicit training, as well as learning modern therapeutics. A thorough grounding in preventive medicine is also necessary. These educational developments provide opportunities for exciting curricular innovation. This chapter is devoted to a detailed discussion of these kinds of knowledge, looking at the question-answer method, the clinical interview, physical examination, doctor-patient relationship, description of the patient, clinical judgment, information handling, technology, diagnostics, and therapeutics, among many others.

Keywords:   doctor training, question-answer method, clinical epidemiology, clinical judgment, therapeutics, clinical interview, physical examination

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