Episode 132: Patients and gut feelings, and how to take these into account in the general practice consultation

In this episode, we talk to Margje van de Wiel from the Department of Work and Social Psychology, at Maastricht University in The Netherlands.

Title of paper: ‘How do patients in general practice voice their gut feelings and value them?’

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We know that primary care professionals acknowledge the usefulness of patients’ gut feelings for their clinical reasoning. However, we do not precisely know the wordings and expressions patients use to voice their gut feelings and how they share them with professionals. The results we found may improve the professionals’ recognition of patients’ gut feelings and their insight into their background and enable further research into their validity.

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