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A piece of my mind. Snakes on a dock.

Detsky AS. Snakes on a Dock. JAMA. 2016;316(10):1043-4. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.5179.

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September 21, 2016
Detsky AS. JAMA. 2016;316(10):1043-4.

Storytelling has been advocated as a strategy to teach and augment awareness in patient safety. In this commentary, the author relates a personal anecdote to illustrate how assumptions can affect clinical reasoning and provides lessons to broaden clinician thinking when working toward determining a diagnosis.

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Detsky AS. Snakes on a Dock. JAMA. 2016;316(10):1043-4. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.5179.

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