ERIC Number: EJ950955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
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Medical Decision Making: A Selective Review for Child Psychiatrists and Psychologists
Galanter, Cathryn A.; Patel, Vimla L.
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v46 n7 p675-689 Jul 2005
Physicians, including child and adolescent psychiatrists, show variability and inaccuracies in diagnosis and treatment of their patients and do not routinely implement evidenced-based medical and psychiatric treatments in the community. We believe that it is necessary to characterize the decision-making processes of child and adolescent psychiatrists using theories and methods from cognitive and social sciences in order to design effective interventions to improve practice and education. This paper selectively reviews the decision-making literature, including recent studies on naturalistic decision making, novice-expert differences, and the role of technology on decision making and cognition. We also provide examples from other areas of medicine and discuss their implications for child psychiatry.
Descriptors: Psychologists, Physicians, Therapy, Psychiatry, Patients, Decision Making, Ethics, Adolescents, Children, Clinical Diagnosis, Social Sciences, Intervention, Schemata (Cognition), Medical Evaluation, Outcomes of Treatment
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