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Cultivating Humility and Diagnostic Openness in Clinical Judgment

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, October 2017
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Title
Cultivating Humility and Diagnostic Openness in Clinical Judgment
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AMA Journal of Ethics, October 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.10.ecas1-1710
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Abstract

In this case, a physician rejects a patient's concerns that tainted water is harming the patient and her community. Stereotypes and biases regarding socioeconomic class and race/ethnicity, constraining diagnostic frameworks, and fixed first impressions could skew the physician's judgment. This paper narratively illustrates how cultivating humility could help the physician truly hear the patient's suggestions. The discussion builds on the multifaceted concept of cultural humility as a lifelong journey that addresses not only stereotypes and biases but also power inequalities and community inequities. Insurgent multiculturalism is a complementary concept. Through epistemic humility-which includes both intellectual and emotional components-and admitting uncertainty, physicians can enhance patients' and families' epistemic authority and health agency.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 5 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 1 20%
Librarian 1 20%
Researcher 1 20%
Student > Master 1 20%
Unknown 1 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 60%
Social Sciences 1 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 20%