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Decision-Making in Veterinary Practice

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Wiley-Blackwell

AuthorBarry Kipperman

価格:9,790円 (本体 8,900円+税) 送料サービス

・Release: 2024

・ISBN: 9781119986348

・272 Pages

・Trim Size: 177.8 X 20.3 X 254 ・Paperback

Description

Decision-Making in Veterinary Practice

The first-ever guide to rational decision-making in veterinary practice

The practice of veterinary medicine entails crucial decisions about patient care on a daily basis. Whether to admit patients displaying symptoms, whether to pursue diagnoses or prioritize therapeutic trials, whether to advise overnight stays after routine surgery, whether to refer patients; the answers to questions like these can significantly influence patient outcomes and standards of care. However, veterinary clinicians are seldom trained to analyze their patterns of decision-making, relying instead on the existing culture of a practice to dictate their behaviors. This can lead to irrational decisions, institutional inertia, reluctance to comply with evidence-based medicine, and failure to optimize patient outcomes.

Decision-Making in Veterinary Practice provides the first-ever dedicated guide to rational principles for decision-making in veterinary practice. Rooted in the study of normative ethics, it seeks to pose important questions and develop processes by which they can be answered. The book promises to transform the clinical performance of clinicians and practices that utilize it.

Decision-Making in Veterinary Practice readers will also find:

  • Discussions of key issues based on extensive clinical experience and evidence
  • Detailed discussion of important decision determinants like time of day, patient weight, criteria for stopping treatment, and more
  • Essential insights on clinical decision-making and clinical reasoning

Decision-Making in Veterinary Practice is ideal for all veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, and clinical skills instructors.

Table Of Contents

  • Contributors xiii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction: Why a Book on Decision-Making in Veterinary Practice? xvii
  • Section 1 Fundamental Concepts in Making Clinical Decisions 1
  • 1 How to Define Your Success as a Clinician 3
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  • 2 How to Obtain a Patient History 17
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  • 3 Informed Consent 25
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  • 4 Risks, Benefits, and Ageism 37
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  • 5 Client Education Beyond Informed Consent: The Most Important Thing an Owner Needs to Know 47
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  • 6 Euthanasia 53
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  • 7 Referrals 67
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  • 8 The Influence of Economics on Decision-Making 77
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  • 9 How to Optimize Patient Outcomes 91
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  • 10 Medical Errors 107
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  • Section 2 Principles of Diagnosis 121
  • 11 The Influence of Patient Weight on Decision-Making 123
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  • 12 The Influence of Age and Aging on Decision-Making 129
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  • 13 The Day of the Week Matters 135
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  • 14 The Time of Day Matters 141
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  • 15 Serial Monitoring of Laboratory Results 147
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  • 16 Overdiagnosis and Useful Diagnosis 155
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  • 17 The Minimum Database 167
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  • 18 In What Order Should Tests Be Performed? 173
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  • 19 Diagnostic Errors 179
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  • 20 Providing a Prognosis 189
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  • Section 3 Principles of Treatment 199
  • 21 Inpatient or Outpatient? 201
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  • 22 The Therapeutic Trial 207
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  • 23 Interpreting Therapeutic Outcomes 217
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  • 24 Setting Goals and Therapeutic Endpoints 227
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  • 25 Pain Management 235
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  • Index 245