Critical thinking is an art that can be acquired and developed for better decision-making. We owe it to ourselves and our families to study the core concepts of critical thinking to avoid unnecessary harm when making health care choices.
Decisions based on feelings or other people's opinions neglect vital questions that must be raised in order to clearly understand what is at stake. How will the decision impact you and those around you? Are the facts you base your decision on accurate?
Information needs to be gathered and examined for accuracy, clarity, and relevance. Assumptions must be examined to avoid making decisions based on a lack of knowledge. The information needs to be accurate. Inferences, or conclusions made must be double-checked for accuracy. Conclusions reached must make sense given all of the facts.
Health care decisions can be made with confidence when core principles of logic are followed and fairminded principles are employed. For more information check out
Here's to artful and skilled thinking for more informed health care decisions.