Clinical Narratives: Bridging the Gap between Medical Texts and Clinical Practice

Authors

  • Mojgan Mokhtari Mojgan Mokhtari Associate Professor, Shahid Akbarabadi Clinical Research Development Unit (ShACRDU), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Alireza Monajemi Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy of Science and Technology, Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran
  • Minoo Yaghmaei Professor, Preventative Gynecology Research Center (PGRC), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Reading medical texts is always a serious challenge for medical students because they are expected to be able to apply it in clinical practice. Studies show that medical students fail to use the content of medical texts in clinical practice. In many cases, this failure is attributed to incomplete or incorrect learning of the contents of the books, and the lack of a suitable guide for better and more effective reading of medical resources. The question addressed in this article is how medical texts should be read in order to be used in daily clinical practice. This article will be divided into two parts. In the first part, an attempt is made to address theoretical foundations based on illness script theory. In the second part, by quoting a part of a medical reference book, we try to show how medical texts can be read effectively.

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2020-11-28

How to Cite

Mojgan Mokhtari, M. M., Monajemi, A., & Yaghmaei, M. . (2020). Clinical Narratives: Bridging the Gap between Medical Texts and Clinical Practice. International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture, 7(3), 119-125. Retrieved from https://ijbmc.org/index.php/ijbmc/article/view/268

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