Diagnosing gout
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Diagnosing gout

Jeff May Emergency nurse practitioner, City Hospital, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

By studying a case that occurred at his emergency department, and applying a model of reflective practice, JEFF MAY analyses the criteria for diagnosing gout in patients

This reflective article is concerned with the management of gout in emergency care settings. A condensed version of a model of reflection proposed by Gibbs (1988), which is in turn based on Kolb’s (1984) experiential learning model, is used to explore the factors underpinning safe practice.

Emergency Nurse. 15, 5, 20-23. doi: 10.7748/en2007.09.15.5.20.c4250

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