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dc.contributor.authorGetz, Linn
dc.contributor.authorNilsson, Peter M
dc.contributor.authorHetlevik, Irene
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-05T15:16:58Z
dc.date.available2010-11-05T15:16:58Z
dc.date.issued2003-03
dc.date.submitted2010-11-05
dc.identifier.citationScand J Prim Health Care. 2003, 21(1):3-9en
dc.identifier.issn0281-3432
dc.identifier.pmid12718453
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02813430310000483
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/114811
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractThis article is based on a keynote presentation at the 12th Nordic Congress in General Practice in Trondheim, Norway in September 2002. The aim was to demonstrate the strengths and limitations of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in a primary healthcare setting. The presentation comprised two separate lectures discussing an authentic case history from everyday practice that had been presented to the authors by the congress organisers. Initially, Peter Nilsson overviews the correct approach to the situation as described according to EBM. Subsequently, Linn Getz questions whether we can be sure that application of EBM is necessarily in this particular patient's best interests. The title of the presentation, 'A matter of heart', has a double meaning. On the one hand it indicates an update on preventive cardiology, on the other it addresses the importance of academic courage (coeur = heart) among members of the medical community. The general practitioner is in a unique position to observe the interaction between the scientific paradigm of biomedicine and individuals, whether suffering from ill health or considering themselves healthy. It is our privilege and professional duty to reflect upon clinical experience and be open to critical debate.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02813430310000483en
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshDecision Makingen
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Medicineen
dc.subject.meshHealth Status Indicatorsen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMyocardial Infarctionen
dc.subject.meshNorwayen
dc.subject.meshPhysician-Patient Relationsen
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topicen
dc.subject.meshPrimary Health Careen
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Resultsen
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessmenten
dc.subject.meshSelf Concepten
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychologicalen
dc.titleA matter of heart: the general practitioner consultation in an evidence-based worlden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Family Medicine, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. linngetz@med.isen
dc.identifier.journalScandinavian journal of primary health careen
html.description.abstractThis article is based on a keynote presentation at the 12th Nordic Congress in General Practice in Trondheim, Norway in September 2002. The aim was to demonstrate the strengths and limitations of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in a primary healthcare setting. The presentation comprised two separate lectures discussing an authentic case history from everyday practice that had been presented to the authors by the congress organisers. Initially, Peter Nilsson overviews the correct approach to the situation as described according to EBM. Subsequently, Linn Getz questions whether we can be sure that application of EBM is necessarily in this particular patient's best interests. The title of the presentation, 'A matter of heart', has a double meaning. On the one hand it indicates an update on preventive cardiology, on the other it addresses the importance of academic courage (coeur = heart) among members of the medical community. The general practitioner is in a unique position to observe the interaction between the scientific paradigm of biomedicine and individuals, whether suffering from ill health or considering themselves healthy. It is our privilege and professional duty to reflect upon clinical experience and be open to critical debate.


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