A physician diagnoses himself, leaving a colleague to undo some of the mistaken thinking and come up with a simple diagnosis.
1 Jan 2009
The case of a young woman mistakenly diagnosed with asthma llustrates the danger of confusing correlation and causation.
1 Jul 2008
A case study shows how affective errors can lead to a missed diagnosis, by Jerome Groopman, FACP and Pamela Hartzband, FACP.
1 Sep 2008
Jerome Groopman, FACP, author of the bestselling “How Doctors Think,” and his wife, endocrinologist Pamela Hartzband, ACP Member, discuss the art of medical diagnosis and decision making through a series of case studies suggested by readers.
1 Jan 2008
Readers respond to Mindful Medicine, Ethics columns.
1 Feb 2008
Readers respond about medical marijuana, mindful medicine, pharmaceutical reps, and more.
1 Jan 2011
A 58-year-old man with type 1 diabetes at age 38, a case of latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood, reports worsening control of his blood sugars despite increasing doses of insulin. An internist must sort through the facts of the case to find out what's responsible.
1 May 2011
Patients don't always disclose aspects of their history that may be shameful or stigmatizing, posing a challenge of attribution errors for physicians.
1 Oct 2010
Readers consider Mindful Medicine's cautionary tale about The Blindmen and the Elephant, in which subspecialists each consider a diagnosis within their own field instead of seeing the entire diagnostic picture.
1 Jun 2010
Gradual yet significant change in a woman's appearance, first noticed by a daughter she hadn't seen for a year, leads to the diagnosis of a common yet frequently missed ailment. Why hadn't those who'd seen the woman daily noticed anything? Intuitive vs. deliberative thought processes made all the difference.
1 Jan 2011