The Role of Clinical Biases in Diagnosis

  • Discuss the role of one or more clinical biases in diagnosis (22)
    • Confirmation bias, sick role bias, prestige bias, reading in syndrome
      • Research studies; Caetano, Rosenhan (1973), Temerlin (1970), Mendel (2011)
    • Bias towards diagnosing people differently according to culture, gender or socio-economic class.
  • SAQ bias in thinking and decision – Mendel This SAQ is for Paper 1 (Reliability of cognitive processes) but it refers t Mendel’s study of confirmation bias in psychiatry.
  • ERQ fragment clinical biases