ISBAR: A simple framework for discussing a case

As a medical professional, we often need to communicate with our colleagues, allied health professionals, and others. This can include discussing our own patients with our registrar or consultant seeking advice, publishing about a case in a journal, or discussing with the multi-disciplinary team for management of the patient. In this article, we will be looking at one of the recommended models for discussion within the healthcare system.

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Have a Merry Christmas

Today is Christmas day, so we’re having a break from the Think Like a Medical Student series. I just wanted to wish everyone who reads this blog a Merry Christmas period. Christmas is a time for caring, it’s a time for spending with our families and loved ones, it’s a time for festivity. It’s also a time for excessive intake of alcohol, food, and even recreational drugs. After all, it is known as the silly season.

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Thinking about history, exam, and investigations

Today we are going to continue with our analysis of the Till Death Do Us Part case ((Sa MM, Relvas A, Leandro S. Till Death Do Us Part. Journal of Clinical Case Reports 2016;6(4):1-.)) from a medical mindset. We will be looking through the stages of the history, the examination, and the investigations, thinking through it from the perspective of a medical student.

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Thinking like a medical student – An intro

I’m going to start a series all about looking at case reports from a medical perspective. The focus will be on explaining what a medical student (and by extension doctors) thinks about when looking at a case or discussing with a patient. In this first post (and continued in next weeks’ post) we will be working through the case of Till Death Do Us Part ((Sa MM, Relvas A, Leandro S. Till Death Do Us Part. Journal of Clinical Case Reports 2016;6(4):1-.)) from the Journal of Clinical Case Reports.

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