Uncertainty in general practice is unavoidable. We deal with uncertainty in more than half of our consults. Coping with the uncertainty is an essential skill for GPs.
This month we again listen in on a webinar about Dealing with Diagnostic Uncertainty with Marlene Pearce, a GP based on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.
This is the final part of a 3 part series, based on the webinar delivered to RVTS registrars by Marlene. In Part 1of ‘Uncertainty in General Practice’, Marlene spoke about using clinical reasoning to assist, what to do when we’re stuck, as well as what pitfalls to avoid. In Part 2, we consider what contributes to the uncertainty we experience. In this final part of the webinar, we look at how best to deal with this uncertainty.