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Clinical Decision Making

clinical decision making

Welcome to this short overview of Clinical Decision Making for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Healthcare Professionals. (reference NHS Education for Scotland March 2013)

We've split this overview into a number of elements that will highlight:

You may also wish to explore the new national resource on  Shared Decision Making developed as part of the Realistic Medicine initiative.

What does this mean for the Effective Practitioner?

Strong clinical decision making is essential in the delivery of safe, effective and person centred care. The effective practitioner carefully considers the interventions required for the people in their care so a strong understanding of the clinical decision process making is essential.