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jiitm 2012, 2(4): 297-302 Back to browse issues page
Clinical Reasoning and Problem Solving in Traditional Iranian Medicine
A.R Monajjemi, M Mazaheri, M Yavari, M Elsagh, M.R Hajiheidari, M Babaeian, A.R Sharifi Olounabadi, B Borhani, A.R Ghannadi, P Adibi *
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The general structure of reasoning (collection of information, development, and evaluation of the hypotheses) in modern medicine is similar to that in the Traditional Iranian Medicine (TIM). However, contrary to a physician in modern medicine, traditional physicians did not only try to diagnose the disease on the basis of patients’ chief complaints. Rather, traditional physicians attempted to determine the general temperament of the patient. Reasoning in the TIM is of the deductive type. Therefore, in the TIM, there is not any disease considered as idiopathic and without any specific etiology. In both modern and traditional medicine schools, there are therapeutic and diagnostic reasoning. However, in the TIM, treatment is defined as the diagnosis is determined. This is while in modern medicine, even when the physician achieves the diagnosis, treatment requires further processing of the patients’ information. This paper addresses reasoning in the TIM. To this end, modern medicine is compared with the TIM in methods of clinical reasoning.
Keywords: Clinical reasoning; Traditional Iranian Medicine; Modern medicine; deductive reasoning; Therapeutic reasoning; Diagnostic reasoning.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/10/17
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Monajjemi A, Mazaheri M, Yavari M, Elsagh M, Hajiheidari M, Babaeian M, et al . Clinical Reasoning and Problem Solving in Traditional Iranian Medicine. jiitm. 2012; 2 (4) :297-302
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مجله طب سنتی اسلام و ایران Journal of Islamic and Iranian Traditional Medicine
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