En-case-ing the patient: disciplining uncertainty in medical student patient presentations.

  title={En-case-ing the patient: disciplining uncertainty in medical student patient presentations.},
  author={Seth M. Holmes and Maya Ponte},
  journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry},
  volume={35 2},
The problem-oriented medical record is the widespread, standardized format for presenting and recording information about patients, which is taught to future physicians early in their medical training. Based on our participant observation of medical training, we analyze the ways in which the patient presentation operates in medical training as a disciplinary technology that manages uncertainty in the clinical decision-making process. We uncover various mechanisms at work including the… CONTINUE READING
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