Related to the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions and therefore primarily intended for health care workers. Most often applied to titles in the R classes, but also used in BF, QP and QR. The term is frequently used in conjunction with the "practical" aspect, so the library may want to consider both these terms in tandem as they relate to this type of material.
Refers to physical signs and symptoms directly observable in the human body. Pertaining to or founded on the actual observation and treatment of patients, as distinguished from theoretical or basic sciences.
A "map" of preferred treatment/intervention activities. Outlines the types of information needed to make decisions, the timelines for applying that information, and what action need to be taken by whom. Provides a way to monitor care "in real time." These pathways are developed by clinicians for specific diseases or events. Proactive providers are working now to develop these pathways for the majority of their interventions and developing the software capacity to distribute and store this information.
related to the direct observation and treatment of an individual child or family. For example, a "clinical interview" is a face-to-face conversation. A "clinical opinion" is the judgment of a qualified professional, based on direct contact with the child and family
Often asymptomatic but may also cause headache, neck pain, and apneoic episodes and near-miss sudden death syndrome. Adults may have cerebellar ataxia, neck pain, pyramidal syndrome, or dissociated sensory loss indicative of syringomyelia.