Publisher: Independently published
Clinical Mind Maps - Using the Epi-logical Approach contains over 50 illustrations of 50 common clinical problems in the form of mind maps, detailed descriptions of these mind maps, a novel cognitive strategy the Epi-logical Approach to solve clinical problems, over 1000 references informing frequency estimates of common symptoms and signs of differential diagnoses, and several case scenarios. The cognitive strategy "Epi-logical approach" and Clinical Mind Maps contained in this book are built upon learning sciences principles. Application of four steps of the Epi-logical Approach, 1) building Probable Diagnoses around a given patient presentation, 2) addressing Urgent and/or Emergent situations, 3) Weighing of differential diagnoses based upon frequency estimates of various clinical features and 4) removing Anchor Bias before locking in on a diagnosis, can help minimize diagnostic errors. Medical educators can use these tools to teach and facilitate the art of diagnostic reasoning. Medical students and clinicians can use this book to improve their diagnostic reasoning skills and learn tools to build additional mind maps based upon cognitive strategies explained in this book. One of its own kind, this book is a step in the direction of improving diagnostic success and the overarching goal of this work is to improve patient safety.