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discernment

 
insight related to a patient problem or dilemma; the ability to analyze and understand a patient situation.

discernment

insight related to a patient problem or dilemma; the ability to analyze and understand a patient situation.

Patient discussion about discernment

Q. Now they are suspecting it to be a fibromyalgia.Will anyone identify what I am having and what I shall do? Before four years I had a very severe anemia which made me to get hospitalized. In a month I recovered from anemia. Almost a year later I again had a very severe anemia. This lead to the state of severe fatigue and it continued till 2 years. All diagnosis later came to a conclusion that it is Chronic Fatigue syndrome. But they were not able to cure me. Now they are suspecting it to be a fibromyalgia. This is making me irritated. Will anyone identify what I am having and what I shall do?

A. it's not easy to diagnose those illnesses. there are many differential diagnosis that should be checked.
here is a list-
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/f/fibromyalgia/misdiag.htm
i know it's frustrating but it's not an easy task and it'll take you a while. be patient.

Q. what is the most accurate pathological test to identify the primary source of a cystic mass in the neck? the mass was removed. Pathologist was unable to identify the source and diagnosed the mass as a branchilogic carcinmoa (which is extremely rare, if exists at all). Therefore, I am looking for the most updated test and examinations that can be applied to blocks of the mass and determine their origin (primary source)

A. Pathologic examinaions under a microscope are the most accurate ones there are, and sometimes even they don't help to identify the cell types. I do not have any other ideas on other tests you can do, and I believe you should follow the treatment your doctors will advise you based on this diagnosis they have made.

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References in classic literature ?
Across all her imaginative adornment of those whom she loved, there darted now and then a keen discernment, which was not without a scorching quality.
Sir," said the Woggle-Bug, "I take you for a gentleman of judgment and discernment.
Could Go-lat have known what passed through her mind, he must have been terribly chagrined, though the chances are that he would have attributed it to a lack of discernment on her part.
Such was the discernment of Mrs Wilkins, and such the respect she bore her master, under whom she enjoyed a most excellent place, that her scruples gave way to his peremptory commands; and she took the child under her arms, without any apparent disgust at the illegality of its birth; and declaring it was a sweet little infant, walked off with it to her own chamber.
Your own discernment shall ye follow out to the end!
And I trust there is no reader of this little story who has not discernment enough to perceive that the Miss Eliza Styles (an old schoolfellow, Rebecca said, with whom she had resumed an active correspondence of late, and who used to fetch these letters from the saddler's), wore brass spurs, and large curling mustachios, and was indeed no other than Captain Rawdon Crawley.
I believe it to be an intuitive discernment, a quick but never-failing power of judgment, a penetration into the causes of things, unequalled for clearness and precision; add to this a facility of expression and a voice whose varied intonations are soul-subduing music.
The repentance of her lover at the Bath, and how brought by the just alarm of his fit of sickness to abandon her; the just caution given there against even the lawful intimacies of the dearest friends, and how unable they are to preserve the most solemn resolutions of virtue without divine assistance; these are parts which, to a just discernment, will appear to have more real beauty in them all the amorous chain of story which introduces it.
Your discernment is hardly fine enough for the perusal of faces, not of a kind as coarse as your speech; nor has it ever been, that I remember; or, in one face that I could name, you would have read indifference, not to say disgust, somewhat sooner than you did.
And as the wife of Alfred, may I, dear Mr Fledgeby, wholly without his authority or knowledge, as I am sure your discernment will perceive, entreat you to continue that great service, and once more use your well-earned influence with Mr Riah for a little more indulgence?
There is an apparent triviality in the action with the scissors, but your discernment perceives at once that there is a design in it which makes it eminently worthy of a large-headed, long-limbed young man; for you see that Lucy wants the scissors, and is compelled, reluctant as she may be, to shake her ringlets back, raise her soft hazel eyes, smile playfully down on the face that is so very nearly on a level with her knee, and holding out her little shell-pink palm, to say,--
Rob Clark, who will help the priests and campus minister Marti Salas to carry on a vocations discernment program.