Learning objectives

  • - Describe the ethical principles behind EBP, including shared decision-making.
  • - Describe how EBP may be practiced in real-life by clinicians

A 35-years old patient with severe pain in preauricular area wonders whether he needs joint surgery. After a thorough clinical examination and patient history you diagnose pain associated with TMD. You and your patient enter a dialogue on the treatment options for him given his condition.

What will you recommend for this particular patient?

You ask your patient with severe periodontitis to stop smoking. Your patient claims that his father smoked two packs of cigarettes per day and his teeth are still very healthy. You need to know fallacy and bias to explain your patient that this idea is not correct. Please read the topics below to understand fallacy and bias.

You need to explain fallacy and bias to your patient after reading about those topics, for shared evidence based decision making.