Humane Medicine — The principle of uncertainty in medical practice

On her physical exam there is nothing amiss to report. Yet something is obviously bothering this child. Uncertain as to which direction to proceed, I take a stab in the dark. more»

Interested readers can now access my latest Humane Medicine column — The principle of uncertainty in medical practice — recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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One comment on “Humane Medicine — The principle of uncertainty in medical practice

  1. td says:

    Some doctors might have prescribed antidepressants and a few vague platitudes, without ever really reaching the correct diagnosis (and successful course of treatment).

    Having “lost” my parents at a young age (theirs and mine), our family doctor prescribed drug treatment; believing that huge ” horse tranquillizers “, (sleeping pills) would “cure my ills” … Amazing that I’m still conscious today.

    It’s quite a shock to young minds, suddenly realizing the fleeting nature of life, and tenuous existence in a vast, unforgiving Universe.

    ” Less than a Grain of Sand ” takes on a whole new meaning in a very personal way …

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