Medical decision making: A selective review for child psychiatrists and psychologists

Cathryn A. Galanter, Vimla Patel

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Abstract

Physicians, including child and adolescent psychiatrists, show variability and inaccuracies in diagnosis and treatment of their patients and do not routinely implement evidenced-based medical and psychiatric treatments in the community. We believe that it is necessary to characterize the decision-making processes of child and adolescent psychiatrists using theories and methods from cognitive and social sciences in order to design effective interventions to improve practice and education. This paper selectively reviews the decision-making literature, including recent studies on naturalistic decision making, novice-expert differences, and the role of technology on decision making and cognition. We also provide examples from other areas of medicine and discuss their implications for child psychiatry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)675-689
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines
Volume46
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Behavioral science
  • Child psychiatry
  • Cognition
  • Medical decision making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Medical decision making : A selective review for child psychiatrists and psychologists. / Galanter, Cathryn A.; Patel, Vimla.

In: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, Vol. 46, No. 7, 01.07.2005, p. 675-689.

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