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ERIC Number: EJ829890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-9670
Evidence-Based Medicine in the Education of Psychiatrists
Srihari, Vinod
Academic Psychiatry, v32 n6 p463-469 Nov-Dec 2008
Objective: Evidence-based medicine has an important place in the teaching and practice of psychiatry. Attempts to teach evidence-based medicine skills can be weakened by conceptual confusions feeding a false polarization between traditional clinical skills and evidence-based medicine. Methods: The author develops a broader conception of clinical expertise consisting of three tasks, clarifies the role of evidence-based medicine, and explores the implications for teaching and practice. Results: Evidence-based medicine is an essential tool that enables clinicians to assess causal explanations in etiology, risk, or prognosis, or to compare treatments. Conclusion: An explicit and inclusive conceptualization of clinical skills can provide a framework to implement and assess curricular efforts to teach evidence-based medicine.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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