James chats to Dr Charlotte Hespe about clinical reasoning in general practice. Clinical reasoning is an important skill invaluable to all doctors. Ultimately, it determines patient care outcomes. Learn more about what this skill is and how to implement it in this podcast. We’ll also share a couple of example cases with you.
Summary Writer: Emily Qian
Script Writer: Elizabeth Campbell
Editor: Charlotte Hespe
Interviewee: Charlotte Hespe
Dr Charlotte Hespe is a GP Clinician and Practice Owner of a general practice in the inner city of Sydney, where she has worked for the last 20 years. She is a GP Supervisor and the practice is a fully accredited practice. It functions as a teaching practice for both medical students and GP registrars.
Charlotte also works as Associate Professor, Head of General Practice and GP Research for The University of Notre Dame, Australia, School of Medicine, Sydney. She is the current Faculty Chair for NSW/ACT and Vice President, RACGP. She is an immediate past Chair for Central and Eastern Sydney PHN. And she is currently a director on the Board (EIS Health). Charlotte holds a FAICD qualification. And she has extensive experience in corporate Governance with 17 years’ experience as Chair in several Boards with a primary health care focus.
With Dr. Charlotte Hespe, General Practitioner, Associate Professor and Head of General Care Practice and Primary Care Research Unit for the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Clinical reasoning is an important skill invaluable to all doctors which ultimately determines patient care outcomes. Dr. Charlotte Hespe, an experienced general practitioner, discusses the role of clinical reasoning in the setting of general practice.
The process of procuring and evaluating information gained from both history and examination to develop an understanding of a patient’s presentation. It requires integration of a patient’s presentation within their clinical context to develop both provisional and differential diagnoses which guide focused investigations and management. The process of clinical reasoning relies on both experience and medical knowledge.
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