Improving the patient experience
Whether you’re a Dalhousie resident working in a local hospital or a faculty member implementing a new research project, you’re probably heavily involved in providing patient care.
Throughout the day, you use a number of skills, each one useful in its own way. But your critical thinking skills are, arguably, the most important to your patients’ well-being. After all, these skills could make a difference in how effectively patients are diagnosed and treated.
Critical thinking skills help you make treatment decisions that allow patients to maintain their quality of life. They might even inspire you to look further to explore better ways of treating people.
Since our ultimate goal is to provide a better quality of patient care, putting greater emphasis on critical thinking just makes sense.