IJCM  Vol.11 No.8 , August 2020
Uncertainty of Clinical Thinking and Patient Safety
Abstract: Clinical thinking have the uncertainty, by which there are not a few mistakes caused. So it is necessary to discuss how to deal with the uncertainty of clinical thinking, which originates from the uncertainty of the objective world, social world and medicine knowledge, and can be seen all over clinical activities; Critical thinking which cautious about the interpretation and prediction of scientific theory is the best practice to explore the uncertainty. The essential purpose of medicine is rescuing people, So it is necessary and scientific to take “excluding life-threatening symptoms first” as the first principle of clinical thinking, which is also the primary method to deal with the uncertainty of clinical thinking; By the limited certainty of clinical thinking, procedural thinking is conducive to building a safer health system that is “easy to do right and difficult to do wrong”.
Cite this paper: Zhao, Q. , Shen, Z. , Guo, H. and Li, J. (2020) Uncertainty of Clinical Thinking and Patient Safety. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11, 474-481. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2020.118040.

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